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Understanding Brain Injury & How to Work with People with ABI - Series 1
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Lecture 1: Understanding Acquired Brain Injury
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Part of the Series: Neuroscience
For thousands of years, humans have asked if we perceive the world accurately through our senses. Because seeing is so important for our functioning in the world, efforts to understand how perceptions are generated have most often focused on vision. Based on current research in cognitive neuroscience, this film explores…
Neuroscience
A collection of films focusing on Neuroscience from Davidson Films.
How Do I Decide?
Part of the Series: The Brain
Dr. David Eagleman takes a journey through the unseen world of decisions and how they get made inside your brain. Your emotions, your energy level, and your memories all come together in concert to help you neural networks decide what to do next.