Multimedia Resources

Includes On the Web and In the News links curated by the authors, along with other audio/video content.

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In the News:

The EMOTIV EPOC+ Neuroheadset

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When Students Pay Attention in Class, Their Brains Are in Sync 

Description: These resources and news articles accompany the In the News feature in this chapter.


Video 1: Why We Should Trust Scientists

Description: Scientists don’t necessarily start with theories and hypotheses; often they just start with observations of stuff going on in the world.

Video 2: How Animations Help Test Hypotheses

Description: Three-dimensional animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life.

Video 3: NASA Twin Study

Description: NASA study on twins focusing on astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother (and former astronaut) Mark Kelly during his  year-long mission to the International Space Station.

Video 4: Researching Human Spatial Recognition

Description: Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Amy Shelton tests human spatial recognition using MRI techniques of the brain.

Video 5: How to Look Inside the Brain

Description: Neuroscientist Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brain.

Video 6: Human Research Ethics

Description: Yale School of Medicine Professor Robert Levine helped craft guidelines that are still used to protect human subjects.

Video 7: The Stem Cell Debate

Description: ABC News video report on stem cell therapy.


Audio 1Neuroethics of Brain Development

Description: Dr. Judy Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia and she describes what neuroethics is and how we can integrate it within all aspects of brain research.


On the Web 1: CLARITY

Description:A video explains the CLARITY technique, flies you through a mouse brain, and examines neurons in the brain of a deceased boy with autism.

On the Web 2: Brain Imaging/fMRI 4 Newbies

Description:Brain Imaging compares the advantages and disadvantages of different imaging techniques, along with sample images. fMRI 4 Newbies is the whimsical title of a site filled with images and information, as well as humor (such as “Ten Things Sex and Brain Imaging Have in Common”).

On the Web 3: A Blog by Rene Anand

Description:A blog by Rene Anand includes a photo and a scan of his model brain.

On the Web 4: Brainbow/CRISPR

Description:Brainbow is illustrated in a slideshow of stunning images, and an animated video explains how the CRISPR technique works.

On the Web 5: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct/Human and Animal

Description: The American Psychological Association establishes Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, covering research and publication, therapeutic practice, and conflict of interest, as well as numerous other areas. The National Institutes of Health publishes its policies on the use of human and animal research.

On the Web 6: Benefits and Ethics of Animal Research. Research with Animals in Psychology 

Description: You can download several Scientific American articles expressing contrasting opinions on the benefits and ethics of animal research. Research with Animals in Psychology is a rationale for the use of animals in behavioral research, provided by the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics of the American Psychological Association.

On the Web 7: Chimp Haven

Description: Several videos describe an idyllic life for retired chimps at Chimp Haven.

On the Web 8: Gene Therapy

Description: The Wikipedia article describes the strategy and the successes of the technique and provides a timeline history of developments from 1990 to the present.

On the Web 9: The International Society for Stem Cell Research/TriStem Corporation

Description: The International Society for Stem Cell Research website has news, recent research, photos and movie clips, and ethics essays related to stem cell research. TriStem Corporation is dedicated to creating stem cells from mature adult cells, and its website has informative articles and press releases along with several colorful images of stem cells.