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UCL launches iTunes platform

Today sees the launch of UCL’s iTunes platform, which can be used to download, among other things, lectures and seminars. There’s not much material on there yet, but the university promises that highlights of UCL on iTunes U will include: first-hand expert accounts of the history of neuroscience, produced by the Wellcome Centre for the…

According to the Daily Telegraph, the new chief executive of the Independent Schools Commission, a former Rear Admiral called Chris Parry, believes that “children will learn by downloading information directly into their brains within 30 years.” The article continues that Parry told the Times Educational Supplement: “It’s a very short route from wireless technology to…

EMBL NeuroSchool

From my inbox: First Interdisciplinary NeuroSchool of the European Neuroscience and Society Network, EMBL, Monterotondo (Rome) Sept. 28th-Oct. 5th We are pleased to invite applications to the first interdisciplinary ‘NeuroSchool’ of the European Neuroscience and Society Network, a five year programme involving leading neuroscientists and social scientists from eleven European countries in collaborative research and…

Free 3D interactive anatomy software

The Visible Body is a small application created by the Massachussets-based company Argosy Publishing. The software can be downloaded for free, and includes computer graphic models of more than 1,700 anatomical structures, which can be rotated in a three-dimensional 360 degree view: The Visible Body consists of highly detailed, anatomically accurate, 3D models of all…

Wouldn’t you be? Even if you weren’t a 13-year-old pupil at a boys-only school? My mother just found these old school reports and brought them over to me. Below are reports for maths, physics and biology. They’re all handwritten, but, I think, legible. 

Language evolution & science literacy

Just posted on the Seed website is an article about the evolution of language by Juan Uriageraka, from the October issue of Seed Magazine. Most of the article concerns the role of the FoxP2 gene in the brains of songbirds. (I discussed this gene earlier in the week in my post about echolocation.) Also on…

Free online neuroscience vids

The Learner.org website has a large collection of video teaching modules for high school, college and adult students, including modules on the brain and mind. The Brain module has 32 film clips, ranging in length from 5-20 minutes. They include films about Phineas Gage, the visual system, sensori-motor integration, the role of synaptic plasticity in…

Back to school

I’m off to UCL, to enroll on the M.Sc. in neuroscience.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just published its annual Education at a Glance report. The survey includes statistics on enrolment and completion rates for primary, secondary and tertiary education from the 30 OECD member countries, including the numbers of students completing each level of education, the proportions of national wealth and…

From a comic book called What are Cosmic Rays, by researchers at the Solar-Terrestrial Evironment Laboratory at Nagoya University in Japan.