C. Rose Brain Series #12: Creativity

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The twelfth and final episode of the Charlie Rose Brain Series aired October 29, focusing on the topic of creativity. Charlie and co-host Eric Kandel welcomed the sculptor Richard Serra, artist Chuck Close, neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, and Ann Temkin, curator of the painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New … Read on …

C. Rose Brain Series #11: The Deciding Brain

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The next-to-last of 12 episodes in this special brain series aired September 30, 2010, and concerned The Deciding Brain. Charlie and Eric Kandel welcomed: William Newsome studies decision-making on the cellular level by exploring the neural processes that mediate visual perception. He is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University and a … Read on …

C. Rose Brain Series #10: The Disordered Brain

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Episode 10 of the Charlie Rose Brain Series focused on the disordered brain, with discussions about neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Huntington’s disease, and spinal cord injury. With series co-host Eric Kandel, the panel included: (from the available transcript) John Donoghue’s work allowed paralyzed patients to move and communicate using only their thoughts … Read on …

C. Rose Brain Series #9: Mental Illnesses

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Episode 9 of the Charlie Rose Brain Series focused on major brain/mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. With series co-host Eric Kandel, their panel includes two experts who are also patients: (from the available transcript) Kay Redfield Jamison is a world renowned authority on bipolar disorder, a disease she has struggled with … Read on …

C. Rose Brain Series #8: Negative Emotions

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“Negative Emotions” is the topic for the 8th in the series, focusing on fear, anxiety, and aggression. With his co-host Eric Kandel, Charlie welcomes the panel: Antonio Damasio’s work has helped us understand emotion, decision making, social behavior, and even consciousness. He is the Dornsife Professor of neuroscience at the University of Southern California and … Read on …

C. Rose Brain Series #7: The Emotional Brain

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Episode #7 of the special 12-part series on the brain aired on April 21, 2010. To discuss “the emotional brain” with focus on pleasure and addiction, Charlie and co-host Eric Kandel welcomed their panel: Daniel Salzman studies how the brain assigns an emotional value to the information that it receives from the five senses. He … Read on …

C. Rose Brain Series #6: The Aging Brain

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Episode 6 of the Charlie Rose Brain Series aired March 25. Charlie and his co-host, Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, addressed “The Aging Brain” with their distinguished panel: (from the available transcript) Brenda Milner is one of the pioneers in this field. Her experiments in the 1950s formed the basis for the modern theory of memory. … Read on …