Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Amazing Brain (To the Best of Our Knowledge)

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.

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.



Struck By Genius - Jason Padgett

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.


Future of the Mind - Michio Kaku

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.


Disharmony - Noa Guy

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.

Click here to hear more pieces from Israel Story.


Dangerous Idea: Simulating drugs through hypnosis

Filmmaker and hypnotist Albert Nerenberg explains how we can simulate the effects of drugs through hypnosis.


On Our Minds: Against Football

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.

Related Books:

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)

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