Watching “The Brain” again…

This week on PBS, I’m still watching The Brain show.

Right away, I have to confess. I was watching one of the first explanations in the show and crying my eyes out. This 10 year old girl needed to have brain surgery. Surgery that removed her ENTIRE left half portion of her brain. How is she? Her brain has done an excellent job (as mine) to re-program itself to the other side. Still could walk (with a limp) and a right arm that looked to be a bit better than mine, since she was shooting arrows real good. 😉

The next part of the show was the “brain reprogramming itself into different areas”. Uh, well… I know ALL about that one. Been there, done that one. The surgery of having the damaged portion of my brain removed, causing those areas to “reprogram” into new areas.

Ah… That SHOW has a BOOK!

I’ve learned the show that I have been watching on PBS (The Brain with David Eagleman) has a book. I got this book for my Kindle (who would have guessed that one?) and finished the first chapter so far. These chapters are all the same as what is shown per episode. Ah…

I have read (cough…  listened to) the first chapter today. Pretty much word-for-word the same as the first episode on TV. Excellent stuff. Talks about…. well… now you’re just wanting me to remember something with MY brain? It was a very good show. I’ll read more tomorrow.

The show is going to be on for a few more weeks, I assume, to cover the few chapters left. I’m excited to read about what this show/book has to say about a human’s brain. It also compares a human’s brain with a animal’s brain. I mean, how an animal is set to grow up to be an “adult” allot faster than a human.

The Brain — on TV

Got this new show I found on PBS called “The Brain with David Eagleman“.

Good Show!

Last week was talking about brain surgery.

This week is about how someone’s brain can be “dependant” on another person’s brain in different ways. Everything about “reading” other people by the studying and processing. Only takes milliseconds. People have a tendency to “mirror” what other people are feeling, too. This is true. It can be compared to the watching of a movie. The feeling that can be felt while watching a movie. Telling your brain it isn’t a real movie can be tried, but other neurons don’t know how to act any other way.