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How Does the Brain Work? [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This episode of NOVA scienceNOW 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.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Introduction: How Does the Brain Work? (2:54)
  • Fooling the Brain (2:05)
  • Smooth Pursuit (3:06)
  • Illusion of Inferred Motion (2:16)
  • Cups & Balls Trick (3:33)
  • Change Blindness (1:04)
  • A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Advances (3:52)
  • IBM's Watson (6:51)
  • Future Uses for A.I. (1:39)
  • Watson's Great-Great Grandfather (0:47)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (T.M.S.) (3:03)
  • T.M.S. Pain Study (2:07)
  • T.M.S for Depression (1:51)
  • T.M.S. for Research (3:44)
  • Time Distortion Experiment (4:22)
  • Synesthesia Project (6:21)
  • McGurk Effect (0:56)
  • Final Thoughts (2:39)
  • Sponsorship & Credits: How Does the Brain Work? (1:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
56012 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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