Sum: Videos about the brain
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A couple of weeks ago I asked if anybody knew of a good up-to-date video
about the brain, for use in a senior level cognitive science course.
Thanks to Yoko Okita, Gregory Ward, and colleagues Mimi Bentley and Julia
Falk for responding. Unfortunately exactly what I was looking for, which
was something fairly high-level, with technical details about the
functioning of the brain illustrated, doesn't seem to exist, but here are
(1) Scientific American Frontiers film called 'Pieces of Mind' (Jan.
1997). Narrated by Alan Alda, who also appears a lot. 10 minute segments
on split brain patients, memory, etc.
(2) The Mind series (1988) has 9 hour shows on e.g. language, thinking, etc.
(3) The Brain series (1984?) has a number of hour shows on learning &
memory, lateralization, etc.
(4) The Discovery channel had a 2 hour series 2 years ago about the brain.
>From their web site (www.discovery.com) I learned the following:
The Brain: Our Universe Within is available on home video by calling
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