"Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come
closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the
only real difference between humans and chimps is our
sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to
change the world."
"Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can
understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching,
forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species
can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural
"Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few
brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she
realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened
-- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one,
speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and
remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about
how our brains define us and connect us to the world and
to one another."
"Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demos an
amazing new way to use fMRI to show brain activity while
it is happening -- emotion, body movement, pain. (In other
words, you can literally see how you feel.) The
applications for real-time fMRIs start with chronic pain
control and range into the realm of science fiction, but
this technology is very real."