Nova: Secrets of the Mind

Nova: Secrets of the Mind

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Director: Christopher Rawlence, Alan Ritsko

Cast: Christopher Rawlence, Alan Ritsko, V.S. Ramachandran

     
 
This program is part of a series from the popular PBS science show NOVA. This episode looks at brain function and the mind. Scientists discuss the findings of their latest research on the mysterious connection between the brain and the mind. They cover controversial subjects, such as racial and gender differences of the mind, and the part played by collective

Overview

This program is part of a series from the popular PBS science show NOVA. This episode looks at brain function and the mind. Scientists discuss the findings of their latest research on the mysterious connection between the brain and the mind. They cover controversial subjects, such as racial and gender differences of the mind, and the part played by collective memory. Films and photographs illustrate this look at the secrets of the mind. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2007
UPC:
0783421349698
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
1
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
17,260

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educatory; Access to the NOVA Web site

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Secrets of the Mind
1. Introduction [2:51]
2. Phantom Limb Syndrome [12:34]
3. Blindsight and Visual Neglect [12:47]
4. The Capgras Delusion [11:23]
5. Temporal Love Epilepsy [15:36]

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Nova: Secrets of the Mind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Marianna_psych_student More than 1 year ago
Dr. Ramachandran is an established neuroscientist and he explains with great authority how brain damage or the loss of a limb alters brain functioning in surprising ways. I love that the film is problem-oriented instead of show-buzz oriented. He explains the issues very clearly that is graspable even for people without scientific background still holds a wealth of information for those who have "ears to hear". I was especially fascinated by his explanation of the young man who became deeply spiritual after damage to certain parts of his brain - I think this phenomenon has far-reaching implications. It is very delighting and refreshing. A must for high school and college biology/psychology classes.