We have upgraded our subscription to JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) to include JoVE Environment, the Advanced Biology Modules and the 3 newly available Psychology modules.
JoVE Environment is dedicated to research methodologies that address environmental concerns and seek to better understand Earth’s ecosystem. Special consideration is given to experimental methodologies that assess society’s impact on the environment, suggest solutions for protecting Earth’s resources, and develop sustainable fuel sources.
Essentials of Neuroscience provides an introduction to the field of neuroscience. These videos offer a glimpse of neuroscience at the practical and professional level, through an exploration of five major branches of study: neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell and molecular neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience.
Essentials of Developmental Biology introduces the field of developmental biology. Researchers in this discipline endeavour to understand the developmental processes that occur in organisms at every stage – starting from the single-celled embryo to the ageing adult. Based on current science, this collection is divided into five sub-categories: developmental genetics, molecular developmental biology, stem cell biology, organogenesis, and ageing and regeneration.
Essentials of Genetics focuses on genetics, the study of how genes build traits and how they are passed down from generation to generation. The collection is divided into five modules covering broad sub-disciplines: the genetics of individuals and populations, genetics and disease, gene expression, epigenetics, and genetic engineering. These videos briefly overview important discoveries and basic concepts of each field, introduce key questions being asked by geneticists today, and discuss common tools and experimental approaches used to study and manipulate genes.
Essentials of Cell Biology collection provides a glimpse into the field of cell biology. Despite the first observation of cells in the 1600s, scientists are still trying to decipher the questions related to the structure, growth, division, function, and dysfunction of cells. This collection profiles five important cellular phenomena: cell division, motility, endo- and exocytosis, metabolism and cell death. The videos review some of the landmark discoveries associated with these phenomena, highlight a few unanswered questions, and introduce the prominent methods used in cell biology labs today.
Essentials of Neuropsychology collection presents multidisciplinary techniques in behaviour, neurophysiology, anatomy, and functional imaging. Well-known behavioural paradigms, such as the Iowa Gambling Task, are demonstrated to diagnose brain damage and mental disorders. Neurophysiological methods, ranging from non-invasive brain stimulation to understanding how cardiac regulation relates to emotional recognition, are also discussed. Moreover, a number of functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques explores how the brain responds in particular behavioural states and to various objects.
Essentials of Sensation and Perception collection delves into a variety of procedures to study how the brain processes our complex sensory world and solves problems confronting conscious awareness and visual, tactile, and auditory perception. The videos explore just how well the brain creates assumptions during illusions, such as motion-induced blindness, and even chooses to ignore blatant objects in direct view, like when attention is focused on a demanding task.
Essentials of Social Psychology presents classical methods used to investigate how social contexts influence people’s actions, thoughts, and attitudes. Bringing the scientific method into our everyday lives, these videos showcase the wide range of human reactions to different social situations. Moreover, this collection provides a transparent look into social experiments, in order to understand how researchers manipulate situations to elicit behaviours.
Further new content
We will also have access to Essentials of Bioengineering and Essentials of Lab Safety once these modules have been published – expected later on this year.
These are the JoVE sections available to University of Edinburgh:
They have been added to DiscoverEd.