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Title Catalyst : Brain Trauma/Eel Migration/Homunculus/Molten Steel/Eureka People's Choice Award.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2011 August 11 at 20:00:00.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (27 min. 33 sec.) ; 166601732 bytes
Summary It's a long way home for the longfin eel; brain trauma; explosive chemical passion; and Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award nominees. BRAIN TRAUMA Damage to the prefrontal cortex of the brain can change your personality, inhibit emotional and social understanding and interfere with planning and memory functions. Maryanne Demasi meets a patient living with the aftermath of a Traumatic Brain Injury and discovers how leading neuropsychologists are attempting to understand the myriad of issues that arise from an injury to the brain. EEL MIGRATION Take a stroll along Sydney's Centennial Parkland ponds and you'll quite likely spot a Longfin eel. Ruben Meerman discovers the astonishing journey these eels undergo that takes them all the way to the Pacific Ocean! HOMUNCULUS What would a man's body look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the brain concerned with its sensory perception? Or, the area concerned with body movement? Sensory and motor homunculus (Latin for little human) are rather different in proportion to how we actually look. MOLTEN STEEL How does a professor make a lesson on thermodynamics more interesting? By incorporating explosive theatrics of course! Ruben Meerman is a willing student for Associate Professor Adam Bridgman as he extracts molten iron from iron oxide. EUREKA PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD It's time for the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for outstanding achievement in science. Have your say by voting for one of the six nominees in the People's Choice Award. Preview the contenders who work in fields as diverse as marine biology and nuclear physics and take the opportunity to play your part in the future of a deserving Australian scientist.
Audience Classification G ACMA.
Other author Phillips, Graham, host.
Macreadie, Peter, reporter.
Meerman, Ruben, reporter.
Howe, Barry, contributor.
Howe, Sam, contributor.
Mackay-Sim, Alan, contributor.
Maier, Alex, contributor.
Maller, Jerome, contributor.
McDonald, Skye, contributor.
McGrouther, Mark, contributor.
Peterson, Vanessa, contributor.
Ponsford, Jennie, contributor.
Rich, Anna, contributor.
Rogers, Tracey, contributor.
Subject Brain -- Diseases.
Cerebrovascular disease -- Research.
Fishes -- Behavior.
Senses and sensation -- Psychological aspects.
Senses and sensation -- Testing.
Anguilla dieffenbachii.