Symphony Of Science's 'Ode To The Brain'

March 24, 2011


Oh hi, science guy!

For those of you counting and not just praying it'll end, this is the 9th installment in the Symphony of Science series, entitled 'Ode to the Brain'. Obviously, it's all about deez nuuuuuuuuuts! the human mind. Sadly, they didn't manage to work in that 'this is your brain on drugs' PSA from the 80's. C'mon guys -- you blew it!

Through the powerful words of scientists Carl Sagan, Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye, and Oliver Sacks, it covers different aspects the brain including its evolution, neuron networks, folding, and more. The material sampled for this video comes from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Jill Bolte Taylor's TED Talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran's TED Talk, Bill Nye's Brain episode, BBC's "The Human Body", Oliver Sachs' TED Talk, Discovery Channel's "Human Body: Pushing the Limits", and more.

I watched the whole thing, which was fairly informative. Could've done without the scene where they were poking around at an actual brain though. That part was butt-nasty. KEEP THE ZOMBIE EROTICA TO YOURSELF, PERVERTS!

Hit the jump and get your learn on.

Official Site

Thanks to Andres, who knows everything there is to know about The Brain because he used to watch the shit out of Animaniacs.

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