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Mapping memory: the brains behind remembering

by Eleanor Maguire
Mapping memory: the brains behind remembering
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 735 views
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Historically memory research has focussed on the hippocampus, a structure deep in the brain's temporal lobes. Damage to the hippocampus is known to have a devastating impact on the ability to form new memories as well as compromising recollection of ....

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Plant and animal communication

by John Pickett
Plant and animal communication
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 888 views
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Organisms of all kinds use signals comprising minute amounts of natural chemicals. The exploitation of semiochemicals is demonstrated with dramatic success in the management of pests and parasitic weeds in resource-poor East African cereal farming.

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From proteins to drugs

by Mark Pepys
From proteins to drugs
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 888 views
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The normal proteins which circulate in human blood are either known or presumed to have beneficial functions. However normal immunity and inflammation proteins can cause or exacerbate disease in addition to helping to resist infections.

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Decoding consciousness

by Geraint Rees
Decoding consciousness
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 865 views
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Everything we know about the world comes to us through our brain. Yet for each of us our own conscious mental world of thoughts and feelings is isolated and private. Despite centuries of research, language or gesture remains the only way we can disco....

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