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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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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

Doc Zone Where Did I Put My Memory?

As we live longer, our brains age, and we have more and more information to forget. Memory loss is the second greatest health fear for Canadians, after cancer. And memory loss is a growing epidemic, as we live longer, our brains age, and we have more and more information to forget. Throw in the information overload from new technologies. The ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013