Neuroscience Series

This series looks at human brain development over the lifespan. Program One includes physiologic information about brain cells, and early attempts by scientists to understand the functions of the various segments of the brain. The program then discusses more recent findings with the advent of scanning techniques such as MRI, functional MRI, and PET scans. There is an overview of the science of brain mapping and how this is assisting in understanding normal and abnormal brain function. Studies relating mirror neuron function to the development of autism are discussed.

The second program in the series addresses the concepts of nature and nurture, and how the physiologic structures of the brain and brain function are shaped by life experience. Specific concepts covered include plasticity, neuroplasticity, brain pruning, and constrained vs. non-constrained periods of sensitivity to various types of brain development. These concepts are made clear using examples related to speech and to visual development. The program includes a segment on how information gathered through scientific studies is now being used to assist children at risk for school failure.

See below for a full list of programs included in this series.


Price: $598.00 USD

Product ID: CLP131
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 58:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Neurological Care
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Other Programs in this Series

Neuroscience: Discovering the Human Brain: New Pathways to Neuroscience with Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D

OVERVIEW: 1. Define the term neuroscience. 2. Describe the way in which scientists from the previous era made determinations about how areas of the brain functioned. 3. Name two imaging techniques [...]

Released in 2011

Neuroscience: Human Brain Development: Nature vs. Nurture with Helen Neville, PhD

OVERVIEW: 1. Discuss the concept of "nurture vs. nature. 2. Define the term "plasticity as it relates to the human brain. 3. Differentiate between constrained and non-constrained neuroplasticity. 4. [...]

Released in 2011


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