AVOW: Memorial To Humanity

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       How does your brain work?
              How does your nervous system work?
                     Nerve impulses
                            Coding information
                            The need for speed
                                   Myelin
                     Nerve cells
                            Neurones
                     Nerve connections
                            A synapse
                                   Interfering with transmission
                                          Mind-altering drugs
                                          Nature's poisons
                                          Nerve gases
                                   Why use neurotransmitters?
              Parts of the nervous system
                     Central nervous system
                     Peripheral nervous system
                            Autonomic nervous system
                                   'Fight or flight'
                                   Lie detectors
              Illness and the brain
                     Disorders of the nervous system
                            Stroke
                                   Recovery from stroke
                            Alzheimer disease
                                   Is Alzheimer disease inherited?
                                   Understanding Alzheimer disease
                                   Treating Alzheimer disease
                                   Changes in Alzheimer disease
                            Motor neurone disease
                                   Understanding MND
                                          MND on Guam
                            Creutzfeld-Jacob disease
                                   Understanding CJD
                                   'New variant' CJD
                                          BSE to CJD?
                            Multiple sclerosis
                                   Understanding MS
                                          Treating MS
                            Parkinson disease
                                   Understanding Parkinson disease
                                          Treating Parkinson disease
                            Future treatments
                                   Nerve cell replacement
                                   New drug treatments
                     Disorders of the mind
                            Schizophrenia
                                   What is schizophrenia?
                                          Treating schizophrenia
                                   Is schizophrenia inherited?
                            A history of misunderstanding
                            Anxiety disorders
                                   Panic disorder
                                          Treating panic disorder
                                   Generalised Anxiety Disorder
                                   Causes of anxiety
                                   Phobias
                                          Curing phobias
                                          Complex phobias
                                   Post-traumatic stress disorder
                                   Obsessive compulsive disorder
                                          Treating OCD
                            Depression
                                   Is depression inherited?
                                   What is depression?
                                          Treating depression
                                   Manic depression
       What does your brain do?
              Your mind
                     Language
                            Language and your brain
                                   What tone of voice?
                                   Speaking words
                                          Language pathways in your brain
                                   Understanding words
                                          Language pathways in your brain
                            Learning how to talk
                                   Learning your own language
                                          Are we born knowing how to talk?
                                   Learning a second language
                            When did humans start talking?
                                   Evolution of language
                                   How did humans start talking?
                                   Can apes learn language?
                                          Kanzi
                     Memory
                            Losing memory
                                   Amnesia
                            Types of memory
                                   Long-term memory
                                   Working memory
                            Early memories
                            Improving your memory
                                   Ancient memory tricks
                                   Smart drugs
                            Where are your memories?
                                   Laying down new memories
                                          Losing short-term memory
                                   Long-term memory
                                          Remember or forget?
                                   Working memory
                            Déj  vu
                                   A split brain
                            How does your memory work?
                                   Laying down memories
                                   Nerve connections
                                          Strengthening connections
                     Emotions
                            Extreme emotions
                                   Anxiety disorders
                            Recognising emotions
                                   Expressions around the world
                                   Faking it
                            Why do you have emotions?
                                   Using your emotions
                                          Losing emotions
                                                 What happened to Gage?
                            Emotions and your brain
                                   Animal emotions
                                   Fear
                                          Fear and the amygdala
                                   Happiness
                                          Laughter
                                   Anger
                                   Emotion and memory
                     Attention
                            Selecting information
                            Putting information together
                     Sleeping and dreaming
                            Why do we dream?
                            Your sleep cycle
                            Your body clock
                            How much sleep do you need?
              Parts of your brain
                     Our unique human brain
                     A brain of two halves
                            Left- or right-handed?
                            Splitting the brain
              Your senses
                     Seeing
                            How your eyes work
                                   How photoreceptors work
                                   Colour blindness
                            How do you see?
                                   Visual maps in your brain
                                          Where is it?
                                                 Is it moving?
                                          What is it?
                                                 Faces
                                                 Agnosia
                     Hearing
                            The sound of music
                            How do you hear?
                     Taste and smell
                            Tasting
                                   Acquired tastes
                            Smelling
                                   Smell your partner
                     Touch and body position
                            Sensitive skin
                            Pain
                            Getting dizzy
                     Mixing the senses
                            Explaining synaesthesia
                     Fooling the senses
                            Explaining phantoms
              Moving
                     How do you move?
                            Muscle maps in your brain
                            Co-ordinating movement
                     Spine injuries
                            Effect of spine injuries
                     Smooth mover
                            Parkinson's disease
                            Huntington disease
       Watching the brain work
              Imaging the living brain
                     Looking at the brain
                            CAT scans
                            MRI scans
                                   Uses of MRI
                                   How MRI works
                     Measuring activity in the brain
                            EEG
                                   How awake are you?
                                   EEG and epilepsy
                                   MEG
                                          MEG: the future?
                            Measuring blood flow
                                   PET and the brain
                                          How PET works
                                   fMRI
                     Exciting the brain
                            Uses of TMS
                            How TMS works
       Drugs and your brain
              What is a drug?
                     Nerve connections
                            A synapse
                                   Interfering with transmission
                                          Mind-altering drugs
                     Addictive drugs
                            Pleasure-seekers
                     Stimulants
                            Caffeine
                                   Caffeine abuse
                            Nicotine
                                   Nicotine abuse
                                          Quitting smoking
                            Amphetamines
                                   Uses of amphetamines
                            Cocaine
                                   Coca-Cola
                     Painkillers
                            Opiates
                                   Opiate abuse
                                   Your body's own painkillers
                            Aspirin
                     Sedatives
                            Alcohol
                                   Alcohol abuse
                            Barbiturates
                                   Uses of barbiturates
                            Benzodiazepines
                                   Uses of benzodiazepines
       How does your brain grow?
              Making and wiring up a brain
                     Making nerve cells
                            The nerve cell factory
                     A new brain
                            Folic acid and the growing brain
                     Wiring up brain to body
                            Following signposts
                            Genes and wiring
                                   Nerve cell suicide
                     Your unique brain
                            Early brain development
                                   Increasing connections
                            Use them or lose them
                     Male and female brains
                     Making connections
                            Maps of targets
       Language
              Language and your brain
                     What tone of voice?
                     Speaking words
                            Language pathways in your brain
                     Understanding words
                            Language pathways in your brain
              Learning how to talk
                     Learning your own language
                            Are we born knowing how to talk?
                     Learning a second language
              When did humans start talking?
                     Evolution of language
                     How did humans start talking?
                     Can apes learn language?
                            Kanzi
       Memory
              Losing memory
                     Amnesia
              Types of memory
                     Long-term memory
                     Working memory
              Early memories
              Improving your memory
                     Ancient memory tricks
                     Smart drugs
              Where are your memories?
                     Laying down new memories
                            Losing short-term memory
                     Long-term memory
                            Remember or forget?
                     Working memory
              Déj  vu
                     A split brain
              How does your memory work?
                     Laying down memories
                     Nerve connections
                            Strengthening connections
       Emotions
              Extreme emotions
                     Anxiety disorders
              Recognising emotions
                     Expressions around the world
                     Faking it
              Why do you have emotions?
                     Using your emotions
                            Losing emotions
                                   What happened to Gage?
              Emotions and your brain
                     Animal emotions
                     Fear
                            Fear and the amygdala
                     Happiness
                            Laughter
                     Anger
                     Emotion and memory
















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Ask not for whom the memorial flame may burn.
It burns for us.
 
 
 It burns for Humanity.

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IF there is one thing Humanity lacks - it IS Humanity.