Charlie Rose: The Brain Series | on PBS

September 14, 2010

Charlie Rose | The Charlie Rose Brain Series explores one of science’s final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Over the next year Charlie will interview the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode will examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. We will also look at scientific discovery and advances in technology, in the hope that someday terrible illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s will be history.

Our special colleague on this journey is Dr. Eric Kandel. He is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University. He’s also affiliated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received the Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine in 2000 for his research into the biological mechanisms of learning and memory.

  • Episode 1 DVD | “The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain” — consciousness, free will, perception, cognition, emotion and memory with a roundtable of brain researchers. Co-Host Eric Kandel (Columbia University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Cornelia Bargmann (Rockefeller University), Tony Movshon (New York University), John Searle (University of California Berkeley), and Gerald Fischbach (The Simons Foundation).
  • Episode 2 DVD | “The Perceiving Brain” — a discussion on sight and visual perception. Tony Movshon (New York University), Pawan Sinha (MIT), and Nancy Kanwisher (MIT). With Co-Host Eric Kandel (Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute),
  • Episode 3 DVD | “The Acting Brain” — with Eric Kandel, Daniel Wolpert (Univ. Cambridge), John Krakauer (Columbia University), Tom Jessell (Columbia University), and Robert Brown (MGH).
  • Episode 4 DVD | “The Social Brain” — with panelists Cornelia Bargmann (Rockefeller University), Giacomo Rizzolatti (University of Parma, Italy), Gerald Fischbach (The Simons Foundation), Kevin Pelphrey (Yale University), and co-host Eric Kandel (Columbia University).
  • Episode 5 DVD | “The Developing Brain” — a discussion of the developing brain with Patricia Kuhl (University of Washington), Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard University), Stephen Warren (Emory University), and Huda Zoghbi (Baylor College of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute). Co-hosted by Eric Kandel (Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute).
  • Episode 6 DVD | “The Aging Brain” — a discussion of the aging brain with Brenda Milner (McGill University), Larry Squire of (University of California San Diego), John Hardy (University College London), and Scott Small (Columbia University). Co-hosted by Eric Kandel (Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute).
  • Episode 7 DVD | “The Emotional and Vulnerable Brain” — a discussion of the emotional brain with Nora Volkow (National Institute on Drug Abuse), Eric Nestler (Mt. Sinai Medical Center), Wolfram Schultz (Cambridge University), and Daniel Salzman (Columbia University). Co-hosted by Eric Kandel (Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute).
  • Episode 8 DVD | “The Anxious Brain” — a discussion of fear and anxiety with Antonio Damasio (University of Southern California), Kerry Ressler (Emory University), Joseph LeDoux (New York University), David Anderson (CalTech), and Eric Kandel (Columbia University).
  • Episode 9 DVD | “The Mentally Ill Brain” — a discussion of mental illness with Kay Redfield Jamison (Johns Hopkins), Elyn Saks (University of Southern California), Jeffrey Lieberman (Columbia University), Helen Mayberg (Emory University), Stephen Warren (Emory University), and Eric Kandel (Columbia University).
  • Episode 10 DVD | “The Disordered Brain” — a conversation about neurological disorders with John Donoghue (Brown University), Mahlon Delong (Emory University), Nancy Bonini (University of Pennsylvania), John Krakauer (Columbia University), and Eric Kandel (Columbia University).

Link: Charlie Rose: The Brain Series official website