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A new documentary, Alive Inside, exposes the connections between music and memory.
In this 1997 conversation, neurologist Oliver Sacks describes the island of the colorblind, then chats with a researcher searching for giant squid.
In his latest book, neurologist Oliver Sacks explores the strange world of hallucinations, and documents his own experiments with psychedelic drugs.
Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works, and the state of the science behind it.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks with Ira about vision, the brain, and how the two can work together -- or can work against each other.
How does music affect the brain? Join Ira in this segment for a conversation with neurologist and author Oliver Sacks about the brain and music.
The nautilus, the “living fossil” of cephalopods, can uncover the origins of the...
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod?
In less than a second, cephalopods can change the color, pattern and shape of th...
Biologist Sarah Zylinski studies how cuttlefish see the world by looking at thei...
\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.