Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

New from Cambridge University Press!


Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.

New from Brill!


Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin

Summary Details

Query:   Sum: Videos about the brain
Author:  Barbara Abbott
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Neurolinguistics
Cognitive Science

Summary:   A couple of weeks ago I asked if anybody knew of a good up-to-date video
about the brain, for use in a senior level cognitive science course.
Thanks to Yoko Okita, Gregory Ward, and colleagues Mimi Bentley and Julia
Falk for responding. Unfortunately exactly what I was looking for, which
was something fairly high-level, with technical details about the
functioning of the brain illustrated, doesn't seem to exist, but here are
some possibilities:

(1) Scientific American Frontiers film called 'Pieces of Mind' (Jan.
1997). Narrated by Alan Alda, who also appears a lot. 10 minute segments
on split brain patients, memory, etc.

(2) The Mind series (1988) has 9 hour shows on e.g. language, thinking, etc.

(3) The Brain series (1984?) has a number of hour shows on learning &
memory, lateralization, etc.

(4) The Discovery channel had a 2 hour series 2 years ago about the brain.
>From their web site ( I learned the following:
The Brain: Our Universe Within is available on home video by calling

LL Issue: 8.274
Date Posted: 25-Feb-1997
Original Query: Read original query


Sums main page