Videos for 2012

Personalized Cancer Medicine: Are We There Yet?

Dec. 7, 2012

A primary aim of pharmacogenomics is to devise personalized treatment strategies based on an individual’s genetic makeup to maximize the potential for therapeutic benefit and minimize the risk of adverse ...

The Brain and the Law

Nov. 25, 2012

Emerging questions at the interface of law and neuroscience challenge notions at the heart of our criminal justice system. Are all brains really created equal? Is mass incarceration the most ...

GABA Neurons in Schizophrenia: From Circuits to Cells to Molecular Regulation

Nov. 25, 2012

A new paradigm for understanding how the brain’s inhibitory neurons (GABAergic cells) dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders is evolving. Dr. Benes will discuss the evidence from human postmortem studies for a ...

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Oct. 8, 2012

Stem cells are the building blocks of the body’s tissues and hold tremendous promise for the treatment of degenerative disease. This lecture will discuss the basic properties of stem cells ...

Brain Computer Interfaces Increase Whole-Brain Signal-to-Noise

Oct. 8, 2012

Overt actions allow us to interact directly with our environment. By definition, though, covert mental activity is unobservable by a third party and does not translate to action in the ...

Children’s Right to Thrive: The Promise and Barriers to Putting Science into Action

Oct. 7, 2012

In this community-focused talk, Sharon and Craig Ramey will use examples from their own research program to review the remarkable advances in understanding the early course of human development. They ...

Read Montague: What We're Learning from 5,000 Brains

Sept. 25, 2012

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings. Professor Read Montague, director of the Computational Psychiatry Unit of the Virginia Tech ...

Your Genome and Your Health

April 6, 2012

Dr. Gibbs will discuss how modern genomics will (and is) being used to effectively diagnose and treat human disease and maintain health for individuals.

Back to the Future: Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry

April 3, 2012

An expert in translational research in the field of brain stimulation, Dr. Lisanby has been recognized for her leading role in pioneering a novel depression treatment called magnetic seizure therapy, ...

The Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain

April 3, 2012

Face recognition is a remarkable ability, given the tens of thousands of different faces we can recognize, sometimes even many years after a single encounter. Because of this unique ability, ...

The Violent Brain: Ethical and Legal Implications

March 12, 2012

In this lecture, Dr. Raine will provide an update of what we know about the biological and brain risk factors that predispose people to violence. He will discuss how these ...

Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity

Feb. 24, 2012

Obesity involves a series of choices that involve consuming too many calories and not getting enough exercise. Behavioral choice theory is designed to understand choice processes, and a substantial research ...

How Does a Frog Egg Solve Geometry Problems?

Feb. 24, 2012

One of the big challenges in biology is to understand how cells are physically organized by molecules, which are much smaller than the cell. This challenge is epitomized by frog ...

What Therapeutic Drugs Do, Where They Go, and What They Are Good For

Feb. 24, 2012

Dr. Scott will deliver a lecture on how therapeutic drugs select their targets in different regions of the cell and how pharmacological interventions can be used to control age- and ...

New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization

Feb. 24, 2012

Chronic pain conditions are largely unresponsive to treatments that are highly effective for acute pain conditions. Advances in pain science have led to the understanding that chronic pain conditions involve ...

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