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My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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The Nature of Things Me, My Brain and I

The program looks at general theories that explain how the brain works and, in particular, how the frontal lobes are involved in processing and interpreting information from the world around us. Previously, scientists believed that the frontal lobes served no real purpose. Now, a whole new picture is emerging. We see examples of how the frontal lobes are involved in ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2011 Hockey and the Concussion Debate

A serious injury to an NHL superstar has focused attention on the problem of concussions. New studies have shown that concussions can damage the brain and have serious long-term effects. In this News in Review story, we look at those findings and how they have reignited the debate about fighting and hockey.
  • 2011
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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