"Research has changed our concepts of brain
organization and provided dramatic evidence
showing far greater similarities between brains
of birds and brains of all mammals. Harvey Karten
explores what goes on inside a bird's brain. Learn
how brains of birds compare to those of humans and
other mammals and find out what the study of bird's
brains can teach us about the nature and origins of
“Harry Frederick Harlow (October 31, 1905–December 6, 1981) was an American psychologist best known for his maternal-separation and social isolation experiments on rhesus monkeys, which demonstrated the importance of tangible affection in social and cognitive development. He conducted most of his research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow worked for a time with him.
Harlow’s experiments were controversial, and as a result, his research was influential to many in the animal rights movement. Deborah Blum’s The Monkey Wars describes the influence of Harlow’s research on the burgeoning animal rights movement and subsequent improvement of research animal treatment.” <more>
"UCSD cognitive scientist Martin Sereno takes you on
a captivating exploration of the brain's structure
and function as revealed through investigations
with new advanced imaging techniques and
understandings of evolution."
“Rapid progress is being made on a number of fronts with regard to understanding the factors that increase the risk for developing autism. Autisms is among the most common of neurodevelopmental disorders. Autism risk also is highly heritable. A brief overview of the current state of thinking regarding genetic risk is discussed.“
"During the past decade, there have been dramatic
advancements in the brain and cognitive sciences.
For the first time, understanding how the brain
works has become a scientifically achievable goal.
In this new lecture series,
Grey Matters: Molecules to Mind, San Diego's
leading neuroscientists explore the human brain.
The first lecture in this series addresses an
issue that has often been absent in these
discussions: what role do stem cells play
in development of the brain?"