Featured This Month
Clarissa Anderson, Director of Scripps Oceanography's Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System gives an expert's perspective on the toxic algal blooms that impact life in our coastal ocean. Recorded on 09/11/2017.
The Human Social Brain: How It Works and How It Goes Awry in Schizophrenia and the General Population
Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has been fascinated with the human brain, behavior and mental illness since his undergraduate days. In particular, his research focuses on schizophrenia, a chronic brain disorder that affects about 1 percent of the population. In this UCLA Faculty Research Lecture, he describes how his lab uses discoveries in psychology and social neuroscience about normal brain functioning to inform his schizophrenia research. And now, Green and his colleagues are moving into new territory, studying the causes of social isolation among people who do not have schizophrenia. You'll learn about the tools they use such as functional MRI, that measures and maps brain activity, and EEG, that detects electrical activity in the brain, and how they do research to answer questions about social isolation in the general public. Recorded on 11.06.2017.
NASA International Cooperation - An Instrument of US Soft Power with Charles Bolden - 2017 Nierenberg Prize Lecture
The 12th NASA Administrator, Charles F. Bolden Jr. shares how NASA's programs and missions function as an instrument of international cooperation, demonstrating the steady guidance of the United States as the world's leader. Recorded on 10/17/2017.
Today, the IT Industry accounts for about 2 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions, comparable to the footprint of air travel. Will IT emission eclipse air travel one day soon? Urs Hölzle thinks the clear answer is "no": he says IT energy will decrease, and perhaps decrease significantly, over the next decade. Find out why. Hölzle is Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure & Google Fellow and oversees the design and operation of the servers, networks, and data centers that power Google's services, as well as the development of the software infrastructure used by Google's applications. Recorded on 10/20/2017.
Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind: Imaging the Brain, from Molecules to Circuits and Beyond -Daniel Colon-Ramos, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Atsushi Miyawaki
State-of-the-art imaging at the molecular, cellular, circuit, and whole animal scales in rodents and primates are discussed in this symposium, while addressing the challenges of bridging spatial and temporal scales.