Video and Multimedia

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The Two-Store Model of Memory: Types of Memory and Storage

Summary: Do you remember your first day of school? This video discusses the foundational concepts behind all memories, including basic types of memory and the process all memories must go through for success: encoding, storage, and retrieval.

This Is Your Brain on Communication

Summary: Why do great thoughts and stories resonate so strongly with so many people, and how do we communicate them? Using fMRI experiments, Uri Hasson is looking for the answers.

Area of the Brain That Malfunctions in Depressed People

Summary: A section of the brain that responds to negative experiences acts in a surprising way in people with depression, a new study finds.

What Is Brain Mapping?

Summary: Brain mapping provides a solid understanding of the anatomy of the brain.

A Look Inside the Brain in Real Time

Summary: Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity.



University of California San Francisco

Summary: The leading university exclusively focused on health, UC San Francisco is driven by the idea that when the best research, the best education, and the best patient care converge, great breakthroughs are achieved.

Neuroscience Activities

Summary: “Neuroscience for Kids” has some good exercises and illustrations for “kids” of all ages, and is the source for the “sidedness” activity in this chapter.

“The Split Brain Experiments”

Summary: This website from introduces you to “Mr. Split Brainy” and his unusual condition.

Basic Neural Tutorials

Summary: This website by John H. Krantz of Hanover College includes quizzes and tutorials on the structure of the neuron and of the brain.