Saturday, January 29, 2011

TV alert: NOVA scienceNOW: How Does the Brain Work?

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The fabulous Neil deGrasse Tyson and the folks at PBS' NOVA scienceNOW offer an episode right up our alley next week. According to the program description, "How Does the Brain Work" goes to Las Vegas and "delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more."

And as one reviewer wrote, the better question might be: why does my brain not work as well as Neil deGrasse Tyson's?

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