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The Nature of Things The Memory Mirage

Memory is under heavy scrutiny by a new generation of scientists — and they’re posing an uncomfortable question: Can we trust what we remember about our lives? Just as we often recall someone’s name incorrectly, scientists say we can misremember critical personal events, catastrophes and even crimes we think we saw committed. Recent studies are questioning the fragile unreliability of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018

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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Brain Games Retrain Your Brain

Are you stuck with the brain you're born with, or can you improve it? It's easy to upgrade the electronic devices you rely on every day; can you do the same with your brain? The answer might surprise you. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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Project X Memory

In this episode on memory, Dr. Gardy looks at how elite athletes perform dazzling feats, seemingly without effort. She joins a group of British "free runners," athletes performing the urban street stunts, to explore how muscle memory works. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot then unearth some surprising news in the classroom: students immediately forget 90% of information conveyed ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013