Sunday, July 29, 2007

Neuroscience, cancer/biology, math videos   posted by amnestic @ 7/29/2007 06:55:00 PM

Recently purchased a video iPod. I am the nerd sitting outside the coffeeshop groking brain network dynamics on my tiny screen. At least my case is stylish.

Here is a trove on that subject:
Conference on Brain Network Dynamics, 1/26/2007

That conference was in part a tribute to Walter Freeman. Here is more from him:
Poetry of Brains

Digging around more you can find several videos from the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. For instance, Micro-circuits of Episodic Memory: Structure Matches Function in the Hippocampal System, and a debate entitled "Waves or words in cortex?" featuring Professor Freeman again.

On the mathy tip, you can download .mov's on some pretty interesting topics from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. If someone can point me to a converter so I can carry them around with me I would be muy grateful. I'm more interested in the ones that seem to have some relation to biology such as Frances Tong on Normalization of Western Blots.

Speaking of .movs to convert. I found an extensive discussion by Mark Ptashne on his book, A Genetic Switch. Presumably this coincided with the release of the new edition: A Genetic Switch, Lecture Series.