Sorry, Ludwig: Oliver Sacks’ Brain on Bach

10/15/12
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Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since March 1991. This year marks her 21st season on the show. Stahl started her career in Washington as a Whitehouse correspondent for CBS.

Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks has been a lifelong lover of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and thanks to a team at Columbia University (including WSF alum Joy Hirsch) he was able to put his favorite composer to the test. In a clip from NOVA, Bach is pitted against Ludwig van Beethoven, while a brain scanner analyzed the results.

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