A touch to the Aplysia's siphon causes a gill withdrawal, a simple reflex for studying memory.
A patient can both comprehend and articulate language, but cannot verbalize what is a clear idea in her mind.
An interview with Dr. Adam Hantman, a post-doctoral student in Thomas Jessell's lab.
An interview with Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler, a lab technician in Eric Kandel's lab.
An interview with Dr. Jessell.
An interview with Dr. Kandel.
An interview with Priya Rajasethupathy, an MD/PhD student in Eric Kandel's lab.
Clive Wearing has lost his ability to remember and lives in a perpetual state of having just awoken.
An interview with Dr. Laskaro Zagoraiou, a post-doctoral student in Thomas Jessell's lab.
What is mind? Can molecular biology help us understand mental function?
The history of localization of function in the brain, and research that led to the understanding of localization of memory.
How a nerve cell gets its identity, sends axons, and makes connections with other cells.
Understanding the neural circuits in the spinal cord that control movement.
The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice.
The lecturers, joined by Dr. Kay Jamison of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Dr. Gerald Fischbach of the Simons Foundation, answer questions concerning autism, manic depression, and other mental illnesses.
Different gaits employed by animals and how the nervous system is able to switch between them.
Measuring neuronal activity, generating action potentials, and recording the firing of individual neurons.
To accompany the lecture series Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory.
Genetically engineered mice lacking proprioceptive sensory axons are not capable of well-coordinated walking.
Even when distracted by food, the cat's brain encodes and retains the location of an obstacle.
Even though Clive Wearing cannot remember people or events, his piano-playing skills are intact.
Dr. Jessell's leg muscle activation patterns are recorded during walking.
A growth cone contacts a repellant molecule on another axon, collapses, and withdraws.
A live recording of muscle activity from Dr. Jessell's biceps and triceps muscles.
Aplysia californica is a marine snail with a simple nervous system suitable for research on learning and memory.