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Multimedia Friday – Happiest Memory

Brain Candy, a film by Toronto’s sketch comedy troupe Kids in the Hall, is a satirical take on drug development. A scientist creates an antidepressant (Gleemonex) that evokes the happiest memory of the consumer, recreating that joy in the present. Gleemonex becomes a big success, until it all goes horribly wrong… a very funny film.…

Multimedia Friday – My New Tattoo

Since you’ve all been clamouring to see it, here’s my new tattoo, and a video clip of the work in progress. It’s an intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell, my favourite type of neuron. The artist was Gordon at Brain Drops, highly recommended. Enjoy your holidays!

Prozac for Pets

Fortune has announced the year’s 101 Dumbest Moments in Business, including Prozac for dogs. “Thank God. We’ve been so worried since Lucky dyed his hair jet black and started listening to the Smiths.” “Eli Lilly wins FDA approval to put Prozac into chewable, beef-flavored pills to treat separation anxiety in dogs.” It’s not just dogs…

Multimedia Friday – Make a Braicin

In a parody of Make Magazine projects, Austrian group Monochrom demonstrate how to create a brain computer interface, a.k.a. braicin, using household materials like duct tape, old ice skates, a vintage calculator, and onions in alcohol (“preferably Romanian”). Via Boing Boing TV. Link to extended director’s uncut version (shown here).

Multimedia Friday – Another Walking Brain

Not so much walking as rocking and rolling, a brain moves along a desk in a supremely pointless amateur video. Watch the shadow on the wall behind the brain…

Walking Brain

In other news about brain-shaped toys, here’s the Walking Brain. Wind it up and, yes, it walks. The really stupid thing, though, is that someone’s created a 15 second video of it waddling across a blank screen that they think people will pay to download (you can watch it for free), while the toy costs…

Multimedia Friday – Blips of the Heart

Anaesthetist’s Hymn performed by the comedy duo Amateur Transplants, set to the music of Total Eclipse of the Heart. [P.S. What’s this got to do with the brain? Consciousness.]

Psychopharmacologist Song

I couldn’t wait for Multimedia Friday to post this video, it’s just too funny. I Am the Very Model of a Psychopharmacologist is set to Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic song with animation. Created by Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD, of the Neurosciences Education Institute, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego,…

Multimedia Friday – Heroin, Any Questions?

Anti-drug ad parody that’s also an anti-drug ad itself. This is Your Brain on Heroin: Any Questions?.

Multimedia Friday – Increasing Paranoia

The Onion News Network brings us In The Know: Is The Government Spying On Paranoid Schizophrenics Enough? Satire of a talk show with pundits who promote more and better spying on people diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Note: It’s “people diagnosed with” (or just “people with”) and not “schizophrenics” as people are more than their differences…