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1.

Finding Dory

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When Dory, the forgetful blue tang, suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin, and Nemo take off on a life-changing quest to find them, with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who's convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark! Dive into the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation, and gallons of fun!
DVD
2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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In Search of Memory: The Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, Winner of the Nobel Prize

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The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. a compelling blend of autobiography and history that recounts the life of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century and illuminates scientific developments in our understanding of the brain's role in recording and preserving memory. In addition to archival footage and dramatic re-creations of Kandel's childhood experiences in Nazi-occupied Vienna and his formative years as an emigrant in New York, the film features discussions with Kandel, friends and family, as well as his public lectures in Vienna and New York, which explore both his professional and personal life, especially his emotional ties to Judaism.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Exploring Your Brain

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In each program, Garrick Utley presents an introductory segment and hosts a panel of various eminent experts to discuss breakthroughs in brain research.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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African Art, Women, History: The Luba People of Central Africa

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In Africa, as elsewhere, memory sustains the identity of a people. This documentary is about Luba art and the relationship between women, art and history.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Brain: Our Universe Within

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This series explores brain activity and functions. New imaging techniques are used to create new views of the brain designed to illustrate brain functions.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Don't Forget! [electronic resource]

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Why do some memories slip away, never to return, while others leave a permanent mark? Alan Alda meets scientists who are trying to unravel the mysteries of memory -- where memories come from, how they're remembered and what people can do to hold on to them.
Online
2005; 2004
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Sleep: What Happens When Doctors Do Without It?

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Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D. (Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts) described the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythm changes. Dr. Czeisler described his investigations with sleep deprivation and learning, memory, work performance, and automobile accidents. Irving L. Kron, M.D. (William H. Muller Professor of Surgery and Chief, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia) discussed sleep deprivation and cardiac surgery operative outcomes and mortality rates.
DVD
2006
Health Sciences (Service Desk)
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Remembering and Forgetting [electronic resource]

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Provides a look at the complex process of memory, exploring how all experiences are translated into codes in the memory, why some things are forgotten and how memory can be improved. Includes commentary by With Dr. Richard Thompson of the University of Southern California and Dr. Diana Woodruff-Pak of Temple University.
Online
2001
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Learning, Memory and Speed of Behavior [electronic resource]

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Older people attest to the joy they discover in learning new skills and pursuing new branches of knowledge. A psychologist introduces teaching methods that are particularly useful with older people. A thorough discussion of memory lapses in older people concludes with strategies to aid retention. Strategies for loss of reaction time are also introduced.
Online
1993
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Joshua Foer - Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. In this TEDTalk, Joshua Foer describes the technique - called the memory palace - and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him. Foer is a science writer who "accidentally" won the U.S. Memory Championship.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Scott Fraser - Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong

Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes - and bear witness to them. In this powerful TEDTalk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.
Online
2012
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Memory and ADHD, Generic Medicines, Physical Activity on Prescription, and More [electronic resource]

In Tonic, Dr. Norman Swan leads a team of reporters who cover all aspects of health, from lifestyle to complementary medicines to the most recent medical discoveries. Topics covered in this episode include: *Training the Working Memory in ADHD: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common condition that affects people's ability to complete tasks and stay focused. Parents of children with ADHD are driven nuts by their impulsivity and inability to control their own behavior. World-leading researchers from Sweden are training "working memory" in those affected, using video game technology as a mental gymnasium to ensure children with poor attention span can stick to training tasks. They've also looked at whether learning to play a musical instrument can help to increas [...]
Online
2012
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Generation iPad [electronic resource]: Could It Hurt Toddlers' Development?

Are children being hurt by the technology revolution? This ABC News report looks at children using iPads and smart phones and finds that although hours of screen time might not damage eyesight, it is associated with behavioral problems. Other studies find that children learn better when using interactive apps. There is no irrefutable evidence that these devices harm children, but as with everything else, experts advise moderation and supervision.
Online
2013
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Daphne Bavelier - Your Brain on Video Games

How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Watch this TEDTalk featuring cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games-even action-packed shooter games-can help us learn, focus, and, fascinatingly, multitask.
Online
2012
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Face Recognition [electronic resource]

Most of us are able to identify people we've met before and to pick out friends from among a group of strangers simply by scanning their faces. What cognitive processes allow us to do this? What goes on in the brain when we struggle to match a name to a face? And why are some people unable to remember the faces of individuals at all? This program explores facial perception and prosopagnosia, a condition in which the ability to recognize what should be familiar faces is impaired. With commentary from renown prosopagnosia researcher Dr. Vicki Bruce, the video covers facial recognition, reading faces, facial blindness, and the Bruce-Young model of face perception.
Online
2013
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False Memories [electronic resource]: Skepticism, Susceptibility, and the Impact on Psychotherapy

The early 1990s saw a dramatic rise in the use-or misuse-of repressed memory as a psychoanalytic tool. While more and more therapists were encouraging their adult patients to revive supposedly long-buried recollections of childhood sexual abuse, a small minority of experts began to question that methodology-chief among them a cognitive psychologist named Elizabeth Loftus. This film shows how Dr. Loftus challenged the trend of memory "recovery" even as she expanded and enriched the study of human memory in contemporary psychology. Interviews with Loftus are combined with fascinating accounts of her role as an expert witness in the trial of George Thomas Franklin as well as her groundbreaking studies in imagination inflation, the uncertainty of eyewitness testimony, and the positive us [...]
Online
2013
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Memory Enhancement [electronic resource]

Memory Enhancement Crossword puzzles, vitamins, and classical music have all been promoted as tools for improving memory. Panelists discuss the recent theories and research surrounding memory enhancement and help viewers separate fact from fiction.
Online
2007
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Older and Wiser [electronic resource]

Cognitive neuroscientists show that decision-making can improve with age.
Online
2013
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Sleepy Flies Help Understand Alzheimer's Brains [electronic resource]

Fruit flies can shed light on sleep disorders in Alzheimer's patients.
Online
2013
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Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder [electronic resource]: Taming the Turmoil

This program explores how a doctor and a social worker help families and individuals cope with ADD. Dr. John Schneeberger, an expert on the condition, provides a thorough explanation of the disorder, including the multi-modal treatment approach which combines medical, psychological, educational, and parental intervention, as well as the appropriate uses of Ritalin. The program observes as the social worker helps children with ADD to build their social skills and confidence, and works with their parents to help them with the challenges that ADD places on the entire family.
Online
1994