Charlie Rose Brain Series

Charlie Rose Brain SeriesCharlie Rose and his Nobel Laureate co-host Eric Kandel began a 12-episode series on the brain in late 2009, concentrating on the biology and functioning of the “normal” brain. In 2011, the pair joined again in a second series to explore abnormalities and diseases of the brain and nervous system. They began a third series in March 2015 to investigate brain science and society. For each episode I’ve abstracted video clips and notes that I found particularly relevant to my interests, as well as a list of the guests.

The brain series is available online at

The Charlie Rose Brain Series 3 (2015-)

Mar 2015 #1 Aggression David Anderson of the California Institute of Technology, Richard Tremblay of University of Montreal, Johanna Ray Vollhardt of Clark University, Emil Coccaro of University of Chicago, and Adrian Raine of University of Pennsylvania.

The Charlie Rose Brain Series 2 (2011-2014)

Nov 2011 #1 Neurological, Psychiatric and Addictive Disorders Cornelia Bargmann, Gerald Fischbach, Thomas Insel, Nora Volkow
Dec 2011 #2 Consciousness Patricia Churchland, Stanislas Dehaene, Nicholas Schiff, Timothy Wilson
Jan 2012 #3 Agnosias John Brust, Chuck Close, Richard Frackowiak, Masud Husain
Feb 2012 #4 Defects in Cognition: Alzheimer’s David Holtzman, Alison Goate, Bruce Miller, Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Mar 2012 Special Report Dr. Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley, authors of The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel, and live – And how you can change them
Apr 2012 #5 Schizophrenia Danny Hurley, Steven M. Paul, Cornelia Bargmann, Judith Rapoport, David A. Lewis
May 2012 #6 Autism Gerald Fischbach, Uta Frith, Matthew State, Alison Singer
May 2012 #7 Depression Peter Whybrow, Andrew Solomon, Frederick, Helen Mayberg
Jun 2012 #8 Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases Stanley Fahn, Allen Goorin, Anne B. Young, Stanley B. Prusiner, Sam Posey
Jul 2012 #9 Multiple Sclerosis Alfred Sandrock, Amit Bar-Or, Andrea Kilpatrick, Stephen L. Hauser
Jul 2012 #10 Motor Neuron Disorders (ALS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Dr. Richard Finkel, Neil Shneider, Peter Frates, Griffen Kingkiner, Beth Kingkiner
Nov 2012 #11 Pain David Julius, Allan Basbaum, Robert Dworkin, David Borsook, Laurie Klein
Dec 2012 #12 Post Traumatic Stress Retired Lieutenant Colonel John O’Brien; Murray Stein, Lisa Shin, Kerry Ressler, JoAnn Difede
Mar 2013 #13 Public Policy Implications of the New Science of Mind Alan Alda, Daniel Kahneman, Michael Shadlen, and Walter Mischel
Jul 2013 #14 President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative Thomas Insel of the National Institute of Mental Health, Story Landis of the National Institute of Health, Cornelia Bargmann of Rockefeller University and William Newsome of Stanford University
Oct 2013 #15 Hearing David Corey of Harvard University , Frank Lin of Johns Hopkins University, Ruth Bentler of the University of Iowa and Dr. Ingeborg Hochmair
Apr 2014 #16 Sight and Blindness Sanford Greenberg, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute ; Jean Bennett; Steven Schwartz of the Jules Stein Eye Institute; Eberhart Zrenner & Carla Shatz of Stanford University
Jan 2014 Special Report Reporter James Gorman of the New York Times discusses the initiative to create a dynamic “wiring diagram” of a living human brain.

The Charlie Rose Brain Series 1 (2009-2010)

Oct 2009 #1 Great Mysteries of the Brain Cornelia Bargmann, Gerald Fischbach, Anthony Movshon, John Searle
Nov 2009 #2 Visual Perception Edward Adelson, Nancy Kanswisher, Anthony Movshon, Pawan Sinha
Dec 2009 #3 Active Brain Robert Brown, Tom Jessell, John Krakauer, Daniel Wolpert
Jan 2010 #4 Social Brain Cornelia Bargmann, Gerald Fischbach, Kevin Pelphrey, Giacomo Rizzolatti
Feb 2010 #5 Developing Brain Patricia Kuhl, Elizaeth Spelke, Stephen Warren, Huda Zoghbi
Mar 2010 #6 Aging Brain John Hardy, Brenda Milner, Scott Small, Larry Squire
Apr 2010 #7 Emotional Brain Eric Nestler, Daniel Salzman, Wolfram Schultz, Nora Volkow
May 2010 #8 Negative Emotions David Anderson, Antonio Damasio, Joseph LeDoux, Kerry Ressler
Jun 2010 #9 Mental Illnesses Jeffrey Lieberman, Kay Redfield Jamison, Helen Mayberg, Ellen Saks, Stephen Warren
Jul 2010 #10 Disordered Brain Nancy Bonini, Mahlon DeLong, John Donoghue, John Krakauer,
Sep 2010 #11 Deciding Brain Ray Dolan, Joshua Greene, Anthony Movshon, William Newsome,
Oct 2010 #12 Creative Brain Chuck Close, Richard Serra, Oliver Sacks, Ann Temkin

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