The Brain Channel

Can Neurofeedback Help Children With Autism?

Watch as four families share their stories of using EEG Neurofeedback to help ease the challenges faced by children with Autism. Neurofeedback pioneers, Susan and Siegfried Othmer, recount their own journey with their son, Brian, who was the catalyst for their lifelong commitment of service.  Read More →

Neural Stem Cells Reverse Alzheimer’s-Like Symptoms

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mouse models of the disease with injections of neural stem cells. The first author, Mathew Blurton-Jones, has a Training grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The lead author, Frank LaFerla, has a SEED grant and an Early Translational grant from CIRM.  Read More →

Why We Think It’s OK To Cheat

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it’s OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we’re predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can’t grasp.  Read More →

How We Read Each Other’s Minds

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples’ thoughts — and judges their actions.  Read More →

Going Home – Award Winning Film On Alzheimer’s

This prize-winning video was produced by Vinn Bay and Tee Boon Leng for a video competition as part of the ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International) conference in March 2009. It depicts a grandmother struggling with the devastating symptoms and her family who is slow to realize and accept her condition.  Read More →

Your Brain In Love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.  Read More →

Autism Every Day

Autism Every Day is a film produced by Lauren Thierry and Jim Watkins of October Group and Eric Solomon of Milestone Video. A 13-minute version of the film was screened at A New Decade for Autism, a fundraising event held May 9, 2006 in New York City.  Read More →

Christmas Brain Teasers and Puzzles

  In this video you’ll find seven “word-picture” brain teasers. Can you solve all of them? Visit http://www.BrainPagesChristmas.com to check your work.  Read More →

Can Certain Sounds Heal Your Pain?

  Based on over a decade of new research, Don Campbell, bestselling author of The Mozart Effect®, and Alex Doman, an expert in the practical application of sound and listening, show how we can use music and silence to become more efficient, and productive, relaxed, and healthy. Click here to learn more about sound healing.  Read More →

Here’s A Cool Optical Illusion Video

This optical illusion relies on a principle called “Chromatic Adaptation”. An object may be viewed under various conditions. For example, it may be illuminated by the sunlight, the light of a fire, or a harsh electric light. In all of these situations, the visual system indicates that the object has the same color: an apple always appears red, whether viewed at night or during the day.... Read more

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