Brain Research at Stanford: Nurture & Nature
October 21, 2011 - As a member of the President's Welcome discussion and panel on brain research, Carla Shatz discusses how the brain makes you who you are. As a storage for memories, thoughts, and experiences, the brain functions to create individuality among people and is always changing as we live and learn.
Brain Research at Stanford: Surprise!
Professor Jonathan Berger continues the discussion on brain research at Stanford and pushes the topic in a different direction by looking at how music affects and interacts with the brain. His research looks to determine the role and possible importance that music has played in evolution.
Brain Research at Stanford: Mindsets
Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, continues the discussion on brain research at Stanford by taking a closer look at how the brain controls the psyche and how deeply intertwined it is with the field of psychology.
Brain Research at Stanford: Decision Making
Professor Baba Shiv continues the discussion on brain research at Stanford, but takes the topic in a different direction. He focuses on the role that the brain plays in the decision making process that is so fundamental to our existence. He looks at how emotion is interpreted by the brain and ultimately affects the final decision making process.
Brain Research at Stanford: The Law
Professor Hank Greely continues the discussion of brain research, looking at how the groundbreaking research interacts with the law and legislation. With legal issues arising every day the efficiency of legal procedures with regards to brain research must be very high.
Brain Research at Stanford: Q & A
The speakers who spent time discussing different aspects of the brain research that is taking place at Stanford sit down and field questions from the audience. They take time to address the questions that arise and collectively answer them the best they can.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Brain Research at Stanford
Stanford University has posted this multiple-part video series of lectures featuring faculty talking about their current research work in the area of brain research - cool stuff. Aside from the last one, I probably got the order wrong on these, since they are not numbered.