Brain Health – Quality of Life Screenings On-line:
Life Check Self Assessment- http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/LifeCheck.aspx?Tag=Self+assessments
Health Priorities Tool - http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/options/tool/
My food, My, Fitness, My Health Screening -https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/
MyBrainSolutions - Evidence Based Brain Fitness Assessment - https://www.mybrainsolutions.com/index.html#
BrainBaseline - A free mobile app featuring dozens of cognitive tests that can be retaken over time, and that facilitate self-monitoring; www.brainbaseline.com/
Radio Lab Season 5 Episode 4 Diagnosis
Humans love to solve problems. In this hour of Radiolab, diagnosis--our attempt to find out what's wrong, and give it a label. In this day and age, we have astonishing technology--chemicals and computers and machines that can pinpoint things imperceptible to our senses. But humans aren't obsolete--intuition and creativity still lead the way both in discovering the nature of the problem, and in dealing with that knowledge.
Superhuman-The incredible savant brain: http://visual.ly/superhuman-the-incredible-savant-brain
10 Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and the Mind: http://visual.ly/10-evolutionary-approaches-psychology-and-mind
The Big Neuron Project: http://visual.ly/brain-chemistry
Visualizing the Brain at the Cellular Level:http://visual.ly/visualizing-brain-cellular-level-how-
Brain Chemistry: http://visual.ly/brain-chemistry
How does your memory work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUoJc0NPajQ
How the human brain works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UukcdU258A
Smartphone and Tablet Apps:
3D Brain by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (iOS)
Description: Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-brain/id331399332?mt=8
Brain Tutor 3D by Rainer Goebel, Brain Innovation (iOS and Android)
Description: Explore the brain from the palm of your hand! Learn about the structure and function of the human brain by interacting with rotatable 3D models in real-time like you've never seen it before! Brain Tutor 3D uses rendered head and brain models that were created from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-tutor-3d/id301362928?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
iSurf BrainView by Netfilter (iOS)
Description: iSurf BrainView is a Brain MRI tutor based on the MRI automatic segmentation produced by FreeSurfer. FreeSurfer is a software package developed by investigators at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.This App uses its automatic segmentation to produce an automatic atlas of neuroimaging based on T1 MRI Images.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isurf-brainview/id381072423?mt=8
Science Radio by National Science Foundation (iOS, Android, and on the Web)
Description: Science360 Radio is a part of the National Science Foundation's Science360 network. It focuses on the latest developments in scientific research, providing a variety of science topics with continuous audio programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from contributors including mainstream media outlets, colleges and universities, and more.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science-radio/id428848787?mt=8 and http://science360.gov/radio/
Big Picture Debates the Brain by The Wellcome Trust (iOS and on the Web)
Description: How well do you know your own brain? This app presents students and learners with a series of stimulating debates on matters relating to the brain. The questions cover a wide range of issues: Is it ethical to use ‘smart drugs’? Should alcohol be illegal? Is technology damaging our brains? Should cannabis be legalised? Are humans superior to other animals? Should violent adolescents be locked away? Is being in love just a chemical reaction? For each question, users can review the evidence, cast their vote and share their views with peers. An accompanying teacher's area provides suggestions for how the app can be used in the classroom and further references.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-picture-debates-the-brain/id621501327?mt=8 and http://bigpictureeducation.com/big-picture-debates-brain-app
NeuroKnowledge by Rice University Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning (iOS)
Description: Think you know everything neuro? Push your mind to the limit and bring out your inner brainiac in this quiz with 90 randomized questions. Time counts!
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neuroknowledge/id464378090?mt=8
Brain & Nerves: Human Nervous System Anatomy and Physiology Facts Edition by Michael Quach
Description: Learn all the cool things about your brain and nervous system here! The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating. This app discusses the most important topics in brain and nerve diseases and is ideal for all medical professionals, medical residents and interns, nurses, medical students, and of course curious lay people who just want to learn more about brain and nerve diseases.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brain-nerves/id334638968?mt=8
Cognitive Consilience by Richard Stoner (iOS and on the Web)
Description: Interactions between the cerebral cortex, thalamus, and basal ganglia form the basis of cognitive information processing in the mammalian brain. Understanding the principles of neuroanatomical organization in these structures is critical to understanding the functions they perform and ultimately how the human brain works. We have manually distilled and synthesized hundreds of primate neuroanatomy facts into a single interactive visualization. The resulting picture represents the fundamental neuroanatomical blueprint upon which cognitive functions must be implemented. Within this framework we hypothesize and detail 7 functional circuits corresponding to psychological perspectives on the brain: consolidated long-term declarative memory, short-term declarative memory, working memory/information processing, behavioral memory selection, behavioral memory output, cognitive control, and cortical information flow regulation.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cognitive-consilience/id487932422?mt=8 and http://www.frontiersin.org/files/cognitiveconsilience/index.html
LIFE SCIENCE by The University of Tokyo (iOS)
Description: This is an application of the life science textbook in English. The textbook was originally written in Japanese, as a printed version, for Japanese students of the University of Tokyo. The textbook is for foreign students and for Japanese students who would like to study life science in English. This application includes many colorful illustrations for further understanding.
Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/jm/app/life-science/id420876273?mt=8
THE BRAIN ALWAYS WINS:
Ch. 1 Additional Resources
‘Your brain is the command and control center of your body.’ Daniel Amen.