Full Program: 2011 World Science Festival | 01:30:32
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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