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Jan 27, 2009

Brave New Words

title Neuropsychiatric Phenomics: Implications For Future Diagnosis And Treatment
description Neuropsychiatric phenotypes and genomics, informatics, diagnostics and the DSM, biomarkers and "psychiatry of the future." Part of the longstanding, excellent Psychiatry Grand Rounds series (now available for the iPhone), featuring a member of the Semel Institute Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics. Video quality ranges from so-so to awful, but it's a talk worth listening to.
producer UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
featuring Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.
format Real Media
date 14/10/08
length 01:03:28
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Jan 26, 2009

Smoking and Drinking

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title Neurobiological Changes as a Result of Chronic Alcohol Consumption and Chronic Smoking
description Self-explanatory title. Cognitive deficits resulting from tobacco smoking, and smoking and drinking together. The combination is correlated with more cortical damage and diminished executive function than drinking alone, and smoking prevents metabolic recovery after quitting alcohol. From the 2007 research colloquium Changing Behaviour, Changing Lives: Alcohol and Co-Occurring Conditions.
producer BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network
featuring Dieter J. Meyerhoff, Ph.D.
format Flash
date 08/03/07
length approx. 00:24:00


Jan 22, 2009

Policing and Addiction

title Through a Blue Lens
description A squad of seven Vancouver Police Department patrol officers carry a video camera on their beat in the skid row Downtown East Side, and interview people about their addictions. The award-winning film was made to shock school children away from trying drugs, but was also controversial with questions about filmmaker ethics, policing and privacy. The well-meaning officers talk about "addictive personalities" (doesn't exist in the DSM-IV) and not underlying causes or treatments of drug abuse, however, their view of the real effects of addiction makes this film quite powerful and unique. One woman shows off very severe (and fresh) scars from delusional parasitosis, digging into her skin at hallucinated bugs.
producer Odd Squad Productions & the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
featuring Numerous people with addictions, and police members
format Flash
date 1999
length 00:52:13


Jan 21, 2009

Designing Minds

title Design and the elastic mind
description Paola Antonelli of MoMA doesn't focus on molecular changes in the brain, rather social and psychological changes in design that affect its changes. She discusses the exhibit Design and the Elastic Mind.
producer TED Talks
featuring Paola Antonelli
format Flash, MPEG4
date **/12/07
length 00:17:40


Jan 16, 2009

Irrational Decisions

title Dan Ariely: Tendencies of Irrational Behavior
description This Duke University behavioural economist describes cognitive illusions to demonstrate why people make irrational decisions, opting out and defaults. An amusing talk.
producer The Entertainment Gathering, on
featuring Dan Ariely
format Flash
date 13/12/08
length 00:19:56


Jan 14, 2009

Language Impairment

title Temporal Dynamics Underlying the Development of Language and Literacy
description Neurobiology of language and language impairment in children.
producer The Science Network
featuring Gary Cottrell, Paula Tallal
format Flash
date **/**/07
length 01:44:00


Jan 12, 2009

Memories in Psychiatry

title Try to Remember
description Try to Remember: Psychiatry's Clash over Meaning, Memory, and Mind is a 2008 book by Paul R. McHugh that inspired discussion between the author and a distinguished panel at the Dana Center in Washington. Topics include recovered memories, multiple personalities (MPD or DID), false memories, psychiatry's changing responses, and psychiatric cults (like that famous one with science in its name that isn't about science at all). Their Flash player doesn't display time, allow full screen video, or share embed code, but it's watchable.
producer Dana Foundation
featuring William Safire, Paul R. McHugh, Kay Redfield Jamison, J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D.
format Flash
date 03/12/08
length approx. 00:60:00


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