Biology


Biology

The Eye and the Brain

In this course, Dr Daniel Baker (University of York) introduces the structure and function of the eye, and how alongside the brain it takes in and processes visual information. We begin by: (i) introducing how light enters the eye through its...

5 lectures

0:41:16

Dr Daniel Baker

York University

Biology

The Cardiovascular System

In this course, Ms Aarushi Agrawal (King’s College London) talks about the cardiovascular system. We begin by: (i) looking at how the cardiac action potential differs from a general action potential; before (ii) looking at how muscles contract...

5 lectures

0:27:53

Ms Aarushi Agrawal

Aquinas College

Biology

Smell

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Cobb (University of Manchester) teaches us about our oldest sense: the sense of smell. Smell (or olfaction) has allowed animals to detect food and other mating individuals, sense danger as well as a wide variety...

5 lectures

0:52:36

Prof. Matthew Cobb

Manchester University

Biology

Muscle Physiology

In this course, Professor Jon Scott (Independent Scholar) gives us an overview of muscle physiology, looking at their structure on a macro- and microscopic level. We begin by (i) understanding the importance of muscles as a means of the brain...

6 lectures

0:51:09

Prof. Jon Scott

Independent Scholar

Biology

Gas Exchange

In this lecture, Dr Helen Wallace (University of Liverpool) teaches us about the microscopic structures in our lungs and blood that allow for the exchange and transport of the two gases involved in respiration: oxygen and carbon dioxide. To do so,...

2 lectures

0:20:46

Dr Helen Wallace

Aquinas College

Biology

Ethics of Organ Transplantation

In this course, Dr Greg Moorlock (University of Warwick) explores the ethics of organ transplantation. In the first module, we (i) introduce the terms of transplantation, organ failure, and the state of the art as it stands; before (ii) discussing...

5 lectures

0:48:46

Dr Gregory Moorlock

Warwick University

Biology

Brain Imaging

In this course, Professor Karl Friston (University College London) discusses brain imaging. Brain imaging is a field that revolutionised neuroscience, since it is extremely powerful at detecting various functionalities of the brain, and especially...

4 lectures

0:47:07

Prof. Karl Friston

UCL

Biology

Animal Research

In this lecture, Dr Chris Willmott (University of Leicester) introduces the use of animals in scientific research. To do so, we begin by: (i) contextualising animal research in the UK, analysing the species used and regulated, and the number of...

5 lectures

0:44:38

Dr Chris Willmott

Leicester University

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