McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series


The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The human brain has the same basic structure as other mammal brains, but is larger in relation to body size than any other brains.

Live Science

Bacteria and the Brain

Bacteria and the brain video

This video presents what bacteria are, what relationship they have with the brain, and how we can study that relationship.

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Truth about Concussions

Truth about concussions video

This sports broadcast will provide information regarding the different types of concussions, the symptoms of a concussion and the road to recovery after a concussion.

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Exercise and the Brain

Exercise and the brain video

This video examines how exercise impacts not only outward appearance but also the network of neurons within the brain.

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Your Brain on Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder and brain  video

This video looks at what is happening within the brain of someone with Social Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D.).

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Medical Myth: We Use Only 10% of Our Brain

Video about how much of our brains we use

This video reviews the history of antibiotics and modern scientific advances including the genomic approach.

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Do People Really Have Right or Left Brain Personalities?

Video about right or left brain personalities

This video looks at whether research says you should believe those right vs left brain tests or if the idea of hemispheric dominance is just another myth.

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