Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Behavioural insights

Almost all politicians are lawyers and sometime medical doctors. In Singapore, we have engineers as well. Do they understand how people behave? Do the civil services helping the government know how people behave?

Policies made by governments (not just Singapore) affect everyone. These tasks are often undertaken by economists and lawyers. They often do not know how people behave. Should we include behavioural psychologists and maybe behavioural neuroscientists in the process?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

LSM4213 Lecture 4 mutations on ADAM10

ADAM10 - possibly alpha secretase.

Two rare mutations discovered that could encourage disease progression.

Monday, 16 September 2013

LSM4213 Lecture 4

Before you start, follow this short video,

An excellent site containing videos produced by HBO (yes, the movie channel HBO) on Alzheimer's disease.

Some background information on Alzheimer's disease

If you have time, the following are seminar podcasts,
Neuroimaging by Ronald Petersen
AD and Stem Cells by Frank LeFerla
Genetics of AD by John Hardy
Tau by Gerard Schellenberg
Memory loss in AD by Karen Hsiao Ashe
AD therapy by Rudolph Tanzi

Thursday, 12 September 2013

LSM4213 Lecture 3 Readings

This brain facts page contain good readings and links to relevant journal articles on the neuroscience of language - focus of lecture 3.

Some YouTube videos

This will complement the slides, note and journal review article posted on IVLE.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

LSM4213 Lecture 2 Readings

The following web page on brain development will provide a detailed understanding of the topics alongside the slides uploaded on IVLE. There is also a video seminar given by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.

Remember, our Google+ session on  11 Sep 3pm.