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The secret life of the brain. / [Episode 5], The aging brain: through many lives

Author: Edward GrayBlair BrownDavid GrubinEdward A TaubDavid Grubin Productions.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2001]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode presents recent studies which indicate that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact, that we do not lose brain cells as we age, and that the aging brain is far more resilient than previously believed. Shows U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz at age 95, still writing poems and reading to a live audience. At the  Read more...
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Named Person: Stanley Kunitz; Stanley Kunitz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Gray; Blair Brown; David Grubin; Edward A Taub; David Grubin Productions.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 122260545
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2001.
Credits: Executive producer, David Grubin ; co-producer, Annie Wong ; director of photography, Edward Marritz ; editor, Josh Waletzky ; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrator, Blair Brown.
Description: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Other Titles: Secret life of the brain: The aging brain: through many lives
Aging brain: through many lives
Through many lives: The aging brain
Responsibility: produced by David Grubin Productions in association with Thirteen/WNET New York ; written & produced by Edward Gray.

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Fifth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode presents recent studies which indicate that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact, that we do not lose brain cells as we age, and that the aging brain is far more resilient than previously believed. Shows U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz at age 95, still writing poems and reading to a live audience. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, neuroscientist Edward Taub has developed an innovative form of therapy that helps stroke patients overcome years of paralysis by reviving the damaged circuits in their brains. Scientists have discovered that elderly brains continue producing new neurons. At Harvard Medical School, neurologist Jeffrey Macklis is trying to find out whether it is possible to use the new neurons to replace those killed by disorders like Parkinson's Disease.

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