Synaptic Land - The Movie

submitted by: KidsJudgePartnership
The story of how two behavioral neuroscience graduate students from Oregon Health & Science University conceived and constructed the very first "Synaptic Land", a game that helps kids learn about processes involved in neurotransmission. Since its debut at the Oregon Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair held at OMSI in 2002, undergraduate and graduate students at many other universities have created their own versions of the Synaptic Land game (e.g., PENN, University of Scranton, California...

Epigenetic Landscapes

submitted by: BenPaylor
Conrad, a scientist at the University of Calgary, travels from Calgary to Vancouver to see his identical twin brother Hal. Hal is an alcoholic and has been admitted to the hospital with a failing liver. As Conrad and his cameraman drive through the Rockies, Conrad discusses with the cameraman the basics of epigenetics and how accumulated epigenetic changes can lead to differences between identical twins. The film aims to investigate the concept of “nature versus nurture” as described by...