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Published on Feb 4, 2011
Original Broadcast Feb 2 2011 : Investigate the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands that treat depression, artificial intelligence, and more......
Program Description This episode of NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more.