Watch Mini Med School 2014 Sessions
Benefits of the Arts and Physical Activity for the Brain
Presented by Dr. Daniel Goldowitz, Research Faculty & Acting Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics & Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, UBC; Canada Research Chair, Developmental Neurogenetics; | Dr. Adele Diamond, Research Faculty & Head, Div. of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience & Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UBC; Canada Research Chair, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. | Watch here.
The Healing Power of Electrons
Applications of non-invasive neurostimulation techniques. Presented by Dr. Lara Boyd, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy & Brain Research Centre, UBC; Canada Research Chair, Neurobiology of Motor Learning. | Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Clinical Assistant Professor & Director, Schizophrenia Program & Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies Laboratory, UBC. | Watch here.
Neuroethics of Addiction
Is addiction a brain disease or moral failing? What does brain plasticity have to do with addiction? Presented by Dr. Julie Robillard, Research Faculty, National Core for Neuroethics & Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health & Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UBC. | Dr. Nina Di Pietro, Research Associate, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC. | Watch here.
'Kinect'ing With Your Brain
Virtual reality, video games, & rehabilitation. Presented by Stephanie Glegg, Researcher, CFRI; Occupational Therapist, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children; Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, UBC. | Danielle Levac, Physiotherapist & Postdoctoral Fellow, Motor Control Laboratory, U of O; Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, NU. | Watch here.
Plasticity in the Visual Brain
Find out what babies see & why visual development depends on experience. Look at recent research on treating amblyopia (aka lazy eye) in children and in people of all ages. Presented by Dr. Deborah Giaschi, Research Faculty, Developmental Neuroscience & Child Health, CFRI; Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UBC; Director of Operations, Child & Family Research Imaging Facility. | Watch here.