Jun
30
2009

Watch the season premiere of SUPER SCIENCE TUESDAYS on PBS

NOVA - MUSICAL MINDS at 8PM ET/PT (please check local listings)

Can the power of music make the brain come alive? Throughout his career Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and acclaimed author, whose book Awakenings was made into a Oscar-nominated feature film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, has encountered myriad patients who are struggling to cope with debilitating medical conditions. While their ailments vary, many have one thing in common: an appreciation for the therapeutic effects of music. NOVA follows four individuals—two of whom are Sacks’s case studies—and even peers into Sacks’s own brain, to investigate music’s strange, surprising, and still unexplained power over the brain.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/musicminds/

NOVA scienceNOW hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson at 9PM ET/PT (please check local listings)

The fast-paced science magazine series NOVA scienceNOW returns on
June 30 on PBS with a new, 10-week season full of fresh new perspectives, fascinating
scientists, cutting-edge innovations, and provocative stories from the frontlines of science,
technology, and medicine. Hosted by renowned author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse
Tyson, the series also introduces a brand-new correspondent this season, Ziya Tong (former
host and producer of Wired Science).

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/

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