"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
"What do we know and what do we not know about
autism? How can parents, educators and the
general public cut through the hype, the unproven
and the blatantly bogus? Join renowned autism
researcher Laura Schreibman and find out."
"Join Stuart Lipton of The Burnham Institute and
discover important anti-aging strategies, the
latest drugs for degenerative disorders such as
Alzheimer's disease and the potential use of
human stem cells for neurological conditions."
"Why are humans the only species to have language?
Is there something special about our brains? Are
there genes that have evolved for language? In
this talk, Jeff Elman, UCSD professor of cognitive
science and co-director of the Kavli Institute for
Brain and Mind, discusses some of the exciting new
research that helps us understand what it is about
human language that is so different from other
animals' communication systems, and what about our
biology might make language possible."
"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."
"Is sleep for rest? To conserve energy? For
development? To cool the brain? To warm it? To
boost the immune system? To learn and memorize?
Or to unlearn, ridding our brains of excess mental
baggage? All of these ideas have been proposed,
leading to the suggestion that insomniacs might do
better to count sleep theories instead of sheep.
Join renowned neuroscientist Ralph Greenspan of The
Neurosciences Institute to explore the latest
research into the question of why we sleep."