Exchanges At the Frontier 2011: Vilayanur Ramachandran has been called the Marco Polo of neuroscience. Join him in conversation with AC Grayling, as he demonstrates some of the simple experiments which reveal hidden truths about all of our brains.
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341: Jan 28, 2012 — Interview with Sean Carroll; This Day in Skepticism; News Items: Stem Cells for Blindness, Chiropractic Neurology, Mass Psychogenic Illness; Who’s That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Sounds in the Sky; Science or Fiction
Brainstorm — We explore the frontiers of brain science, from the neurobiology of emotions to recent discoveries about autism. Also, the story of one marriage saved by a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome.
Wired for Thought — A cup of coffee can leave you wired for the day. But a chip in your brain could wire you to a machine forever. Imagine manipulating a mouse without moving a muscle, and doing a Google search with your mind. Welcome to the future of the brain-machine interface. Don your EEG thinking-cap, and discover a high-tech thought game that may be the harbinger of machine relationships to come. Plus, the ultimate mapping project: the Human Connectdome Project aims to identify all the neural pathways in the human brain. It may help us understand what makes us human, but could it also point the way to making us smarter? And, what all this brain research reveals about the mind and free will – who, or what, is really in charge?