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Learning resources: chapter 15


Section 15.1 – Exploring the Connectivity of the Brain: Towards the Connectome
Section 15.2 – Understanding What the Brain is Doing When it Appears Not to be Doing Anything

Section 15.3 – Building Artificial Brain Systems?
Section 15.4 – Enhancing Education
Section 15.5 – Building Bridges to Economics and the Law

1. Brain connectivity
Human Connectome Project (official website)
Brief introduction to the Human Connectome Project (video)
Story on the Human Connectome Project from The Guardian (video)
Neuroscientists are mapping out a complete atlas of connectivity in the human brain, but what’s emerging is a battle of scales (article by Azeen Ghorayshi, 2009; from Seed Magazine) Connectome (entry from Wikipedia)
Introduction to the BRAIN Initiative (video from The Science Network)

2. Resting state
A paradigm shift in functional brain imaging (paper by Marcus Raichle, 2009; from The Journal of Neuroscience, 29)
Default network (entry from Wikipedia)
A default mode of brain function: A brief history of an evolving idea (paper by Marcus Raichle and Abraham Snyder, 2007; from NeuroImage, 37)
Introduction to resting state MRI (video from Nature Medicine)
A brief introduction to the Default Mode Network (video)

3. Neuroprosthetics
Neuroprosthetics (entry from Wikipedia)
Resource database > Neuroprosthetics (website from Virtual Worldlets)
Lecture by Eric Leuthardt on neuroprosthetics (video from Google Tech Talks)
TEDtalk by Malcolm MacIver on neuroprosthetics (video)

4. Math education, ACT-R
Applications and misapplications of cognitive psychology to mathematics education (paper by John Anderson, Lynne Reder, and Herbert Simon)
Developing proficiency in math: Cause and effect in a cognitive process (paper by Bruce Hartman and Thomas Rodgers, 1998; from Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 1)

5. Neuroeconomics, eyewitness testimony
Neuroeconomics (entry from Wikipedia)
Neural economics and the biological substrates of valuation (paper by P. Read Montague and Gregory Berns, 2002; from Neuron, 36)
Introduction to neuroeconomics (video from NYU)
Lecture by P. Read Montague on neuroeconomics (video from Kavli Frontiers of Science)
TEDtalk by Antonio Rangel on neuroeconomics (video)
The problem with eyewitness testimony: Commentary on a talk by George Fisher and Barbara Tversky (paper by Laura Engelhardt; from the Stanford Journal of Legal Studies, 1)
Eyewitness testimony (entry from Wikipedia)

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