Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Scientific American Frontiers Logo
TV Schedule
Alan Alda
For Educators
Previous Shows
Future Shows
Special Features

Make Up Your Mind


Links to Magazine Articles

Your Bionic Future: The Coming Merging of Mind and Machine
Have humans created machines capable of intelligence? Yes. Are we able to create machines capable of consciousness? Read what Ray Kurzweil, leading pioneer of print to speech reading machines and speech recognition systems has to say about it.

Of Tools and Tongues
Learn more about the
role language and tool-making played in the evolution of frontal lobe function.

Study Suggests Emotion Plays a Role in Rational Decision-Making
In a study conducted at the University of Washington, scientists learn that our emotions help govern choices we make concerning our lives such as, putting on a seatbelt.


Scientific American magazine links
Show credits

Photo of Alan With Light
      return to show page
© 1990-2002 The Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc. All rights reserved.



How Phineas Lost ItWhy Kids Don't Get ItTough ChoicesInto the DarkThe Power of Half Teaching guide Science hotline video trailer Resources Contact Search Homepage