Charlie Rose 12- part Brain Series started off last night apparently (I’m in Australia, as most of you know — I miss a few things). Heidi Tan dropped us a line to let us know it was happening. The series is also supported by the Simons Foundation.
Last night’s introductory topic was ‘The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain’: consciousness, free will, perception, cognition, emotion and memory with a roundtable of brain researchers.
Charlie’s co-host and guests included Eric Kandel from Columbia University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Cornelia Bargmann from Rockefeller University, Tony Movshon from New York University, John Searle from University of California Berkeley and Gerald Fischbach of the Simons Foundation.
If you missed last night’s episode, according to Heidi, you can catch it again tonight on Bloomberg Television at 8PM and 10PM ET, or listen to the interview simulcast on Bloomberg Radio. Bloomberg Radio is broadcast on 11:30AM in the New York Metropolitan area and is available on XM and Sirius.
For information about the series, you can visit: http://www.charlierose.com/. When I did, it automatically loaded the first episode of the series.
Update: I just posted a piece on the fourth episode in the series that also has links to the ‘collection’ of all the episodes and a schedule of upcoming segments. Please check out, Charlie Rose is back on the brain, for more information and discussion.