August 2008, The making of me -- Vanesse Mae, BBC 1
Vanessa Mae was interested in whether her musical abilities were
primarily due to nature or nurture and as part of her investigation,
comes to the lab to begin her journey by considering the specific
relation between her brain and her musical ability. Joe Devlin
her to TMS and discusses the relation between several brain regions
involved in musicality. The clip can be viewed by clicking below.
Originally aired on BBC1, 7 August 2008.
August 2008, Blood & guts: A history of surgery -- Into the brain, BBC 4
Dr. Michael Mosely visited the lab to experience the principle of
cortical localisation first hand -- literally. Joe Devlin introduces him
to TMS and illustrates the effects of stimulation the hand motor
cortex. You can see the clip by double clicking below.
Originally aired on BBC4, 20 August 2008.
August 2008, Prof. Vincent Walsh talks to the Daily Telegraph
Roger Highfield, the science editor of the Daily Telegraph, visits the
ICN for a demonstration of TMS-induced speech arrest. Vin Walsh and
Neil Muggleton illustrate how stimulation of Broca's area -- a brain
region involved in producing speech -- can interfere with one's ability
to speak. You can see the clip by double clicking below.
June 2006, Prof. Nilli Lavie and the Magic Brain
Prof. Nilli Lavie is interviewed about change blindness, a phenomenon underlying classic magic tricks. Click here to see the article and video.