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Electroencephalograph, c1970

This Electroencephalograph was used by the neurosciences department at Monash Medical Centre to record electrical activity in patients' brains. Its overall dimensions are: length 120 cm, width 60 cm, height 65 cm.

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Humans

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate the major body systems, including circulation, digestion, muscular etc. Further objects provide information about nutrients required to maintain health of the body. The resource has some self tests inbuilt, and also ideas for further research. A supporting ...

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Musculo-skeletal and nervous systems

This collection contains 15 digital curriculum resources. It is organised into four categories - structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system; structure and function of the nervous system; disorders or injuries of the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems; and treatments for disorders of the nervous system. The ...

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Catalyst - Teen Brain, 2005: Up against the law

This clip shows the implications of research findings on teenage brain development, particularly for the criminal justice system. It begins with a re-enactment of 18-year-old Monica stealing a car without thinking of the consequences, followed by brain development researcher Dr Stephen Wood explaining that the brain's capacity ...

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Catalyst - Teen Brain, 2005: A typical teenager

This clip shows the significant differences between Andrew and his 16-year-old son Cuinn in their ability to control impulses, and describes how brain maturation research can explain them. The early scenes show the two taking a counter-intuitive impulsiveness test as their brains are scanned by magnetic resonance imaging ...

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Compass - Paws for Thought, 2000: Consciousness in animals

This clip shows neurobiologist Professor Lesley Rogers at work in her classroom and laboratory as a background to the narrated story of how her work on brain lateralisation has raised new ideas about animal consciousness. A panning shot in a classroom shows Rogers talking to her students about brain asymmetry. Sequences ...

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Brain: cerebrum

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Brain: meningitis

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Science Talk 2007: Vaughan Macefield

An interview and lab tour with Vaughan Macefield, a neuroscientist at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Vaughan talks to students and their teacher from Quakers Hill High School about his work studying nerves and their function in the human body.

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Unforgettable memories

This 10 minute video from Catalyst describes some unusual cases of people with incredible memories and brain functioning and gives a useful introduction to learning about the human nervous system and brain. Information about how memory works provides some useful strategies for revising for exams.

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Digital Careers: Medical technologies

Dr Thomas Oxley is Laboratory Head of Melbourne Bionics, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne. His works sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. His team are working to develop a bionic spinal cord that would decode the brain activity of stroke and paralysed spinal cord patients so they can use ...