Brainstorm

April 7, 2013
(was 04.15.2012)

We explore the frontiers of brain science, from the neurobiology of emotions to recent discoveries about autism.  Renowned neuroscientists Richard Davidson and V.S. Ramachandran reveal new insights into the brain, and we'll hear the story of one marriage saved by a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome.

Would you like to take the Aspie quiz?  Here's a link:

  1. Martha Herbert on "The Autism Revolution"

    Autism's a tricky diagnosis. And its causes are also mysterious. Harvard Medical School neurologist Martha Herbert t advocates a whole-body approach, which looks at environmental toxins, vitamin deficiencies and immune problems.

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  2. David and Kristen Finch on Asperger diagnosis

    The marriage of David and Kristen Finch was falling apart when Kristen asked Dave to take the "Aspie quiz."  It turns out Dave has Asperger Syndrome.  They talk about how the diagnosis changed their lives.

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  3. Richard Davidson on the Emotional Brain

    Neuroscientist Richie Davidson has developed an entirely new model for understanding the science of emotions.  He talks about this paradigm shift and the personal journey that led to it. 

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  4. Frank Browning on the Dancing Brain

    What happens in your brain when you dance?  Frank Browning talks with scientists and choreographers in France and the U.S. about the "dancing brain."

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  5. V.S. Ramachandran on Phantom Limb Syndrome

    Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is renowned for his ability to crack strange neurological mysteries.  He tells Steve Paulson about the science behind phantom limb syndrome and his ingenious treatment for it.

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