Here is this week's To the Best of Our Knowledge from PRI (Public Radio International and NPR). The topic this week is the amazing brain.
09.07.2014 | TTBOOK
It's hard to wrap your head around the future of the human brain. Augmented intelligence, memory playback, downloadable skills - it's all coming. We explore the future of the mind, and hear how a brain injury can transform your life.
Jason Padgett was a hard-partying guy until a traumatic brain injury turned him into a math genius. Now, he sees complex geometric designs everywhere he looks.
What if you could take a pill or download netware to supercharge your brain? Physicist Michio Kaku says augmented intelligence and memory playback systems are the future of brain science.
Noa Guy was a promising Israeli composer whose musical career was derailed by a car accident. In this episode from Israel Story, Shai Satran tells the story of how she learned to make music again.
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Filmmaker and hypnotist Albert Nerenberg explains how we can simulate the effects of drugs through hypnosis.
Steve Almond has loved football his whole life. But after investigating the violence and social ills that shape football, he explains why he no longer watches his favorite sport.
Struck By Genius (Jason Padgett, Maureen Ann Seaberg)
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (Michio Kaku)
Against Football (Steve Almond)