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Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory

Summary

What is mind? Can molecular biology help us understand mental function?

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Eric R. Kandel, MD and Thomas M. Jessell, PhD of Columbia University will help us understand how the nervous system turns an idea into action—from the complex processing that takes place in the brain to the direct marching orders the spinal cord gives to the muscles. Modern neuroscience equates mind with the organ we call the brain, an astounding network more than 100 billion neurons connected in a vast complicated web. The presenters will help us puzzle out how the brain is organized and identify the seat of human memory. The question of understanding how the brain functions is rivaled by the question of how such a complex network of cells develops in the first place.

Awards

  • 2009 Telly Awards; Bronze
  • 2009 Gold Davey Award
  • 2009 Videographer Award of Excellence

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by Eric R. Kandel, MD

The history of localization of function in the brain, and research that led to the understanding of localization of memory.

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by Thomas M. Jessell, PhD

How a nerve cell gets its identity, sends axons, and makes connections with other cells.

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by Thomas M. Jessell, PhD

Understanding the neural circuits in the spinal cord that control movement.

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by Eric R. Kandel, MD

The cellular and molecular nature of learning and memory, investigated in simpler sea slugs and more-complex mice.

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by Eric R. Kandel, MD and Thomas M. Jessell, PhD

The lecturers, joined by Dr. Kay Jamison of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Dr. Gerald Fischbach of the...

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In four presentations, Dr. Thomas M. Jessell and Dr. Eric R. Kandel help us puzzle out how the brain is organized, how it develops, how it controls behavior, and how it stores memory.

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