Hello! Just a quick reminder for parents – don’t forget that you are welcome to come to Brain Camp for the closing ceremonies tomorrow night at 6pm (students still need to come at 5pm for one last lecture). We will have an overview of the camp, an informal discussion about the camp (so please come with suggestions), and then a brief closing ceremony. We hope to see you all there!
For your homework, please send an essay (at least 1 page in length) to firstname.lastname@example.org about your camp experience – what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you’d like to see more of, what you learned, and how you think you’ll take what you learned with you in your future academic endeavors.
Today, we discussed neuroethics, and as part of the discussion we talked about severe cases of different psychiatric conditions. What celebrities have been advocates for mental health? Example: Howie Mandel and OCD Check out this post: 15 Celebrities with Mental Health Disorders
Students, If you were scanned on Friday or Saturday, bring your laptops tonight if you have them! Also, don’t forget to read the article for tonight’s session and come prepared to discuss. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Just a quick note of thanks for those of you who participated in today’s scanning session. We were on an incredibly tight schedule, and by showing up on time, having all of your forms filled out, and being ready to go, you kept us on time and moving along! Thank you, also, to the parents who swung by! We loved getting to meet you and tell you a little bit about what we’ve been up to. I’ve posted some of the pictures that I took…
Hello! I just wanted to thank each of you for such a thoughtful discussion today! I definitely didn’t want it to end. I sent out a link for tonight’s session surveys to those of you who I have consent forms from. If I do not have a signed consent form from you, I sent you a pdf that you can fill out and turn into me when you turn in your signed consent form (if you choose to participate). If you did not receive the…
One of the homework articles assigned for preparation for today’s session was “fMRI at 20: Has it changed the world?” by Dr. Bruce Rosen and Dr. Robert Savoy. As the authors mention, the article was conceived after a lecture on the very topic. Here is the lecture that they were referring to: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/history-fMRI
Slides from each of the sessions will be posted under ‘Resources’. They will remain there until August 15th.
As promised, here are some of our favorite neuroanatomy iPad apps: Free: iSurf BrainView NeuroPub Visualizer Brain Tutor 3D Not free, but worth it: FINR Brain Atlas ($1.99) Brain Tutor HD ($2.99) PocketBrain ($9.99)
Hello! Hope you all are off to a great start this morning. Just a reminder, here are the thought questions from last nights assigned reading: What kinds of techniques do Posner and his colleagues use to localize cognitive functions? How is PET scanning used to study cognitive processes? What kinds of assumptions does PET scanning make? What is the reason for subtracting activations recorded in a control state from those recorded during presentation of a target stimulus? What is the joint approach that Posner believes…