The Secret Life of the Brain

  • 2002
  • 1 Season
  • TV-PG

Five-part examination of `the most complex thing on earth' follows the brain's development from birth through old age.

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Season 1, Episode 2 The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound

First Aired: January 22, 2002

“The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound” (Part 2) explores how children master language. “Nearly all children learn to speak as easily as a bird learns to sing,” says narrator Blair Brown. For some seen here, though, brain abnormalities can impede progress. The hour also looks at how youngsters learn to read, which is more complicated (Brown calls it a “high-wire balancing act”), and studies the case of a boy with dyslexia.

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  • Premiered: January 22, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Five-part examination of `the most complex thing on earth' follows the brain's development from birth through old age. (more)

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