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Scientific American Frontiers

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Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe (more…)

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Season 7, Episode 3 Pieces of Mind

First Aired: January 22, 1997

Host Alan Alda participates in experiments as he visits brain researchers studying dreaming, memory and language. Topics include whether dreaming is an aid to learning; the relationship between emotion and memory; and how the brain processes language.