Full Program: 2011 World Science Festival | 01:30:32
Original Program Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Featuring Neurologist, Author R. Douglas Fields, Composer Philip Glass, Neuropsychologist Rex Jung, Psychologist Dean Keith Simonton, and Director Julie Taymor with Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy Moderating
Further Reading: Carreiras, M., et al., (2009) An anatomical signature for literacy. Nature, 461: 983-986. Fields, R.D. (2011) Imaging learning: The search for a memory trace. The Neuroscientist, 17: 185-196. Sparrow, B., Liu, J., and Wegner, D.M. (2011) Google effects on memory: Cognitive consequences of having information at our fingertips. Science, 333: 776-778. Wake, H., Lee, P.R., and Fields, R.D. (2011) Control of local protein synthesis and initial events in myelination by action potentials. Science (Accelerated publication in Science Express, August 4, 2011) DOI 10.1126/science.1206998.This article originally appeared at Scientific American on August 20, 2011. More from this ongoing series: Beautiful Minds: The Enigma of Genius
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