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We watched and discussed most part of Charlie Rose Brain Series - Episode 2: "The Perceiving Brain". One controversial aspect was that surgery for squint (strabismus) correction may not be of benefit after a critical period. However see this article for a differing opinion. Overall, an excellent introduction to visual perception.
We started having a weekly podcast and discussion on the Charlie Rose Brain Series starting with Episode 1 - The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain.
The series is hosted by Charlie Rose "one of America's premier interviewers” and Eric Kandel "Nobel Laureate, Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist". It brings together leading neuroscientists and intellectuals to a round table discussion that explores different facets of the brain.
NPhy scholars and faculty (attended also by some MPhil scholars from Neuroscience and Biophysics) had the first Podcast Seminar. Since this concept was new to some in the audience, a brief overview of Opencourseware from MIT was shared as well as an intro to different kinds of iTunesU materials.
This introductory seminar was on "Neuroanatomy of Vision" a three part presentation by Dr. Ron Clark of University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine delivered over iTunes. We remembered our alum - Dr David Joseph Titus who is a postdoc at the Miller School of Medicine and had recently delivered a seminar on central pattern generators.
During the discussion, the need was felt to have more of such presentations, and Dr. Raju encouraged the scholars to select topics related to Neurophysiology for the benefit of all. Perhaps we could have these once a month.