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Einstein A Go Go Podcast: Sep 21st 2008

September 21st, 2008

Episode 60 of 400 episodes

The human brain has an amazing plasticity that sometimes allows it to overcome significant damage. We spoke with Dr. Norman Doidge who has written a remarkable book on the subject: "The Brain That Changes Itself", a collection of case histories detailing the astonishing progress of people whose neurological conditions had long been dismissed as hopeless. We also chatted with part-time jeweller Alison Alexander who takes inspiration from science. Alison brought examples of her science-inspired jewellery into the studio. Other stories were: the first Australian licence to clone human embryonic stem cells is granted, the LHC springs a helium leak, why flies can be so hard to swat (they see you coming and pre-plan their escape), and synthetic meat as an eco-friendly alternative to eating cows. For more information visit http://einsteinagogo.net/