Cerebral Hemispheres 2

NEUROSCIENTIFICALLY CHALLENGED

NEUROSCIENCE MADE SIMPLER

Welcome to the Neurodome

March 11, 2014


A diverse group of scientists and experts from other fields like animation and education are teaming up to present the human brain in a way it has never been seen before. Using an approach similar to that used in astronomy planetarium shows, the Neurodome project will attempt to show the inner workings of the brain on a large scale.

The group is in the process of creating a planetarium show that will investigate the neurobiological basis underlying the human desire to explore. By approaching neuroscience from this perspective, the Neurodome project makes a distinct connection between this planetarium show and the more common astronomy-focused presentation: the drive to traverse space stems from a desire to explore that is ingrained in our neurobiology.

You can see a trailer for the show below. The goal of the project is to have a show-length version ready by spring 2015. You can keep track of the progress toward that goal, see other videos, and make a financial contribution at Neurodome.org

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YOUR BRAIN, EXPLAINED

Sleep. Memory. Pleasure. Fear. Language. We experience these things every day, but how do our brains create them? Your Brain, Explained is a personal tour around your gray matter. Building on neuroscientist Marc Dingman’s popular YouTube series, 2-Minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks using real-life examples and Dingman’s own, hand-drawn illustrations.

  • Reading like a collection of detective stories, Your Brain, Explained combines classic cases in the history of neurology with findings stemming from the latest techniques used to probe the brain’s secrets. - Stanley Finger, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University (St. Louis), author, Origins of Neuroscience

  • Dingman weaves classic studies with modern research into easily digestible sections, to provide an excellent primer on the rapidly advancing field of neuroscience. - Moheb Costandi, author, Neuroplasticity and 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

  • ...a highly readable and accessible introduction to the operation of the brain and current issues in neuroscience... a wonderful introduction to the field. - Frank Amthor, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, author, Neuroscience for Dummies

  • An informative, accessible and engaging book for anyone who has even the slightest interest in how the brain works, but doesn’t know where to begin. - Dean Burnett, PhD, author, Happy Brain and Idiot Brain