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May092016

181: Good Job, BRAIN!


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We want your brains......to be smarter and stronger! This week we found weird trivia stories about our weirdest and most mysterious thinkin' organ. Ever been impressed by someone with a photographic memory? Dana finds out what exactly is photographic memory and now we all want to be memory athletes for the Olympics of memorization. Karen revisits Temple of Doom and tries to pinpoint the real origin of the monkey brains dish and why is it in popular culture so much. And believe it or not, Colin dons his Ripley mustache and shares a brainy story of a remarkable man named Phineas Gage.

ALSO: More audio palindromes, Chris' Boston trivia

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 33 seconds

 

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"If I Only Had a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz  Amazon | iTunes 

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Reader Comments (18)

Long time fan, first time commenter here.
Just heard the episode and pre-ordered your book. In case you are wondering who is that guy who bought your book in Germany... well... it's me ;-)
I cannot wait to place your book on my bathroom bookshelf!

Thanks for the awesome podcast!

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Just listened to your Brain Episode 181. The Elizabeth study that was mentioned about the only person with supposed photographic memory was also detailed in a book called Moon Walking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. According to the book there was a more reliable subject that had photographic memory, I don't have the book with me at the moment, but I suggest you look it up because its full of good facts and trivia. It also talks about what happens to a person when the frontal lobe of the brain is damaged like Phineas Gage. I love all your episodes, but found this one truly interesting! Keep up the good work.

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLyndsay

Still searching for the one hundred and seventy ninth episode. I was hoping I would come out with this one! Until then I have decided to assume it's not coming out. So glad I have a new episode to listen to though!

May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterConcerned Listener

Hey! Just listened to the newest episode on my commute today. Thanks for delving into brain trivia. So fascinating! Good job, Brains! ;)

Did you know that Phineas Gage is not the only person to survive this type of injury? In 2012, a Brazilian construction worker survived a similar injury. I was teaching a group of middle schoolers reading strategies using high motivation texts (and really, what's more fascinating than Mr G!) when it happened. He also survived and there are modern medical scans that were done while the rod was still in. Gah!

Reference: The Guardian, 2012.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/aug/17/iron-bar-removed-builders-head

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