Study how the human brain works tonight with Nova
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Everyone has heard the saying, “It’s all in your head.” Well, the truth is, it is all in our heads! Make it a night of Nova and Nova scienceNOW and explore why this is.
In the Nova episode “What Are Dreams?” join leading dream researchers and witness the extraordinary experiments they use to investigate the world of sleep.
Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious realm we escape to at night. Do dreams allow us to get a good night’s sleep? Do they improve memory? Do they allow us to be more creative? Can they solve our problems or even help us survive the hazards of everyday life?
Then, explore the brain as a whole on Nova scienceNOW, the innovative news magazine designed to help viewers keep up with advances in science and technology.
“How Does the Brain Work?” delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence and magnetic mind control. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression?
That’s a lot of questions!
This episode of Nova airs Wednesday, June 29 at 9/8 pm CT on KET, followed by this episode of Nova scienceNOW on Wednesday, June 29 at 10/9 pm CT on KET.