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Tai Chi: The Path Toward Mastery

December 21, 2016

Rather than being a strictly physical martial art, tai chi relies on a combination of the mental and the physical to create a harmonious set of movements. Take your first step into mastering these movements in this lecture by Professor David Dorian Ross. […]

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Sleep Patterns across the Human Lifecycle

December 20, 2016

By H. Craig Heller, Ph.D, Stanford University A normal human lifecycle exhibits dramatically different sleep patterns at different points. Previously, we did a virtual experiment in which we profiled […]

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Classifications of Mental Illness—A History

December 19, 2016

It would be nice if we could follow the medical model in psychology and know exactly what the treatment is for a mental illness once we have made a diagnosis, but that does not always happen… […]

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Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

December 19, 2016

By Jeanette Norden, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s is characterized primarily by the loss of neurons in certain areas of the brain. So while there […]

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The Secret Life of a Virus

December 19, 2016

By Anthony A. Goodman, M.D., Montana State University Viruses are tiny, tiny particles that are not visible by anything but the electron microscope. They are referred […]

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Malaria: The King of Tropical Diseases

December 15, 2016

By Anthony A. Goodman, M.D., Montana State University Malaria—a mosquito-borne infectious disease—is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of Earth. One of a variety of tropical diseases, […]

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Meditation and The Sense of Self

December 14, 2016

In this video lecture, Professor Ronald D. Siegel grapples with one of the most fundamental and challenging insights that come from meditation practice. […]

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