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Secrets of the Mind

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Visual Mind Games
Look at eight optical brainteasers and see how your brain interprets the information. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

From Ramachandran's Notebook
Read neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran's descriptions of his experiences with phantom-limb patients and how he has managed to understand and help them. Note: These stories contain some graphic medical and sexual descriptions. Please preview this feature to determine its appropriateness for your students. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)

The Electric Brain
Find out how the role of the nervous system, the idea of consciousness, and more in this interview with neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinas of the New York University School of Medicine. (Grades 9-12)

Probe the Brain (Hot Science)
Use an electric probe on an exposed brain to see which part of the motor cortex is responsible to movement of the fingers, toes, hips, and more. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

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Program transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
Secrets of the Mind
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