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Friday, December 19, 2008

Long overdue TV series: Mysteries of the Mind

By mysteries, I don't mean the woo-woo factor, I mean stuff that challenges our comprehension and exerciss our gift for wonder: Norman Doidge, psychiatrist and author of The Brain that Changes Itself, will be introducing each segment of Mysteries of the Mind, exploring - among other subjects - Alzheimer Syndrome. At the other end of the spectrum from memory loss, we have:
Brain Man

Friday January 16 2009 at 9 pm

Following Daniel Tammet, one of the world’s few savants as he calculates pi to over 20,000 places in his head, as he meets Kim Peek, who was the inspiration for the film Rain Man, as he makes a killing at the blackjack tables in Las Vegas, and as he learns to speak Icelandic in a week.
You can see why they call it "Mysteries of the Mind."

Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose

Oh, and I just noticed that here Doidge comments on porn addiction changing the brain. TO some extent, we become what we choose to pay attenton to.

See also:

Neuroplasticity: Growing public recognition greets Norman Doidge's new book

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