The Human Brain

Series produced by Hold That Thought

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Image by: Zach Wise/The New York Times 

Dive into the human brain to learn about how we're wired to make decisions, appreciate art and movies, recover from injury, and more.

In the known universe, there may be nothing as mysterious and complex as the human brain. Learn about some of the latest research into how we're wired to make decisions, appreciate art and movies, recover from injury, and more. In this series, you can also hear from professors and students who are spreading their love of neuroscience to the next generation of scientists.


8 Pieces

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Caption: White Matter Fiber Architecture, Credit: The Human Connectome Project
Pull our your compass, because researcher Deanna Barch is about to guide us through the Human Connectome Project.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 12:51
  • Purchases: 1
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It's the sequel! Psychologist Jeff Zacks returns to explain how our eyes and brains make sense of continuous movie edits.

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 11:39
  • Purchases: 3
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Psychologist Jeffrey Zacks explains why people (even psychologists!) get so emotionally involved in movies.

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Poppies, Credit: Claude Monet
Mark Rollins explores the ways that our brains encounter and interpret art.

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 11:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Neuroscientist Eric Herzog shares the importance of increasing diversity in his field and his efforts to encourage local students.

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 14:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Graduate students Lerman-Sinkoff and Tyler Schlichenmeyer share their excitement about the brain and explain why science should be shared.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:09
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Physical therapist Catherine Lang explains her research on ischemic conditioning and its exciting potential for helping patients recover from stroke.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:15
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Neuroscientist Todd Braver explains how and why we use cognitive control.

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 12:00
  • Purchases: 1