The Resilient Brain


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New experiences actually rewire the brain. So after all we’ve been through this year, you have to wonder — are we different? We consider the "COVID brain" from the perspective of both neuroscience and the arts. Also, we go to Cavendish, Vermont to hear the remarkable story of Phineas Gage, the railroad worker whose traumatic brain injury changed the history of neuroscience.

Original Air Date: October 10, 2020


Margo CaulfieldDavid Eaglemanllan Stavans

Interviews In This Hour:

How Phineas Gage's Freak Accident Changed Brain Science 'COVID Brain' and the New Frontiers of NeuroplasticityThe Pandemic and the Poets

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