Winners of Video Making May 28, 2020
1st Prize: Manvi Jain
2nd Prize: Jyot Vijay Mavinkurve
LOOKING INSIDE YOUR BRAIN
May 22, 2020
Inside our heads and protected by the skull is our brain. The most important organ that looks like a walnut and controls all functions of our body and mind. How we see, walk, and think are only some of the activities that our brain does. Understanding how our brain works has been a puzzle for neuroscientists from a very long time. There is no direct link between the structure and function of the brain. The brain looks like a crumpled sheet squeezed inside the tiny space of the skull. How can then we understand the working of the brain? This talk will provide insights into non-invasive methods of brain imaging for studying the human brain function in vivo. We will see how electrical signals can be recorded from the surface of our scalp. We will also understand how the method of MRI can be used to give a very fine understanding of the structures deep inside the brain.
ABOUT THE CAUSE
The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign that is conducted every year all over the world with the support of Dana Foundation. It started with the idea of having a collaborative theme from facets like academia, government, professional and advocacy organizations, on the common topic Brain. Now, after 25 years of its establishment BAW has no other motive but to spread awareness about the three pound muscle sitting inside your head.