17 May 2011

Secrets of the Mind

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56 mn ; 2007

Actors: V.S. Ramachandran

Directors: Alan Ritsko, Christopher Rawlence

Ramachandran, an eloquent neuroscientist, is fascinated by patients who have unusual abilities or defects in the way they perceive the world. These include such puzzling phenomena as the phantom pain experienced in a missing, amputated limb, or the inability to recognize a familiar face following a stroke. From these strange cases, Ramachandran is building a novel vision of how the brain works. In « Secrets of the Mind, » NOVA dra…matizes the intimate stories of Ramachandran’s encounters with his extraordinary patients.   

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