- The award-winning NOVA series brings the complications surrounding brain distortion and how it affects people who suffer from it. V.S. Ramachandran leads the viewer through a discovery of neuroscience that involves misperception of the human mind research that has been done to correct it. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DOCUMENTARIES Rating: NR Age: 783421349698 UPC: 783421
Studio: Wgbh Wholesale Release Date: 01/09/2007 Run time: 60 minutes
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Nova: Secrets of the Mind
A blind man can see. Another feels pain in his missing arm. One believes he’s God. A son thinks his parents are imposters. Are their thoughts real…or just “in their heads”? In this remarkable NOVA, pioneering brain detective V.S. Ramachandran, hailed as “the Sherlock Holmes of neuroscience,” tackles four mysterious cases and delivers mind-boggling conclusions.
Our brains can distort how we see ourselves and the world around us. Ramachandran, armed with such tools as mirrors, cotton swabs, an insatiable mind and a keen sense of humor, brilliantly sleuths his way through the human mind’s strangest maladies.
Investigate his breakthrough research in phantom limb syndrome, and how he discovered how the brain undergoes a massive “rewiring” when a person loses a limb. Explore the power of the mind in pain control. See how frightening seizures can result in unbelievably intense spiritual experiences. And discover how research from brain injuries help us learn about the normal brain.
A blind man can see. Another feels pain in his missing arm. One believes he’s God. In this remarkable NOVA, pioneering brain detective V.S. Ramachandran, hailed as “the Sherlock Holmes of neuroscience,” tackles mysterious cases and delivers mind-boggling conclusions.
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