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Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers

Make Up Your Mind (#1302)

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS discovers the "you" inside your head -the part of your mind, sitting right behind your forehead, that decides what you do every waking second of the day. The program reconstructs a 150-year-old accident that caused a railroad worker named Phineas Gage to lose his sense of self; sees children's reasoning powers gradually come online; and scans Alan Alda's brain as he struggles to make decisions while feeling cheated. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Alan Alda brings his unique blend of curiosity and humor to the exploration of the latest trends in science, medicine, technology and the environment.

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