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Spark Blog: Inside Alan Alda’s Brain

In Oregon, we peered with both an MRI and a brain wave monitor into Alan’s brain to find out how he employs it for language and tool use.

Aug 27th, 2008 | 10 comments

Spark Blog: Video: Why I Volunteer to Have My Brain Scanned

Brian Moore is one of the people who has volunteered a couple of times for Helen Neville’s language fMRI studies at the University of Oregon. Find out why in this video clip.

Aug 19th, 2008 | 3 comments

Spark Blog: Shooting MRI Scenes — It’s Magnetic!

We started in the morning with what turned into a rather chaotic fMRI scene -- six people in two locations. And the magnetism of the equipment made filming complicated.

Aug 12th, 2008 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Initial Thoughts on Filming with Alan Alda

Larry Engel, Director and Director of Photography for "The Human Spark," shares his initial thoughts on his task of filming Alan Alda.

Aug 1st, 2008 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: The Big Red Button

Graham Chedd tells the story of what happened at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, where researchers were examining Neanderthal teeth with a high-power x-ray.

Jul 7th, 2008 | Comments Off

Spark Blog: Our First Shoot

How long did it take Neanderthals to grow up? Graham Chedd meets with researchers who are using a giant particle accelerator to find an answer to this question.

Jul 4th, 2008 | Comments Off
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