The Evolution of the Human Forebrain: Inputs from Environmental Factors

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The Evolution of the Human Forebrain occurs through the processes of Inputs via Environmental Factors and Phylogenetic Age. Here, The cytoarchitectonic subdivisions of both the thalamus and the neocortex are topographically defined in terms of the variables of phylogenetic age and input specificity. The cortical and thalamic parcellations of Brodmann, von Economo and Hassler are each quantitatively correlated to a specific Cartesian coordinate value designating discrete levels for both age...

Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins

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Genetic Contribution To Variation In Cognitive Function In Twins As Assessed With Functional MR Imaging.
This video shows that the brain activity patterns of MZ twins are more similar then brain activity patterns of siblings.

Mito-Kids: Documenting Life

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Mito-Kids is the story of four teenage sisters who have grown up with disabilities that stem from mitochondrial disease, a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fail to function properly. This is an intimate and personal story that aims to increase the understanding of mitochondrial disease and its connection to epilepsy, diabetes, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease and many other neurological disorders. Marc Dole is the father of these four young...

DNA Repair RNAi Screen Identifies SPG48

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A Genome-Scale DNA Repair RNAi Screen Identifies SPG48 as a Novel Gene Associated with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1...

The Appliance of Science

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This short video follows an average person throughout their day as they use science in ways they don't even realize. Science is everywhere, and that's why it is cool!

Progress and Promise in Parkinson's

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Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nearly a million people in the U.S. No cure exists and current medications become less effective over time. This video provides a patient's perspective of living with Parkinson's and a scientist's efforts to better understand the disease using novel stem cell research strategies.