Extraordinary Minds

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December 02, 2012

Certain brain disorders can lead to remarkable insights....even genius. We'll peer into the world of autistic savants and dyslexics, and contemplate our cyborg future, when our brains merge with tiny, embedded computers. Also, one of the most fascinating investigations of consciousness: Stanislav Grof's pioneering study of LSD.

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Some of the world's most celebrated scientists and artists have been dyslexic.  Cognitive scientist Maryanne Wolf says dyslexia can be a gift, but schools must learn how to teach dyslexics to read.


Background Music: Marla, Fight Club Soundtrack, --Consciousness, Zero One, --Slow Flames, Money Mark, --Desert Trip, Andromeda Strain Soundtrack

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December 02, 2012
August 11, 2013
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