Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Studying in the Stacks - Back to school with neuroscience and literature
Studying in the stacks - heaven, right? Those of us going to school are now back in full swing (at least I am), but I was worrying that others of you not lucky enough to have purchased your new shoes and Pink Pearl, or have carried around a 10-pound book on neurons today might be a little jealous. So I've found a number of talks by scientists and artists on subjects such as the elements of language and beauty from the perspective of a novelist and a neuroscientist - that way you don't have to feel left out.
The Puppet Master - How the Brain Controls the Body - Dr. Daniel Wolpert
Royal Society Prize Lecture Video - The Royal Society Site has many other videos you can access as well
Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language - Steven Pinker
from Fundamentals of the brain and mind - MIT's neuroscience lecture series with many great talks on memory, brain architecture, and how cognition is controlled
How Does it Feel - Joseph LeDoux
on conscious and unconscious emotion from National Institutes of Health's library of videos on a wide variety of scientific topics
Beauty in Science and Literature - Ben Okri & Nancy Rothewell
The title says it all - a novelist and a neuroscientist discuss - I didn't actually see this one my self - so let me know how it is.
So sharpen those pencils and hit the books like the rest of us slobs!