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Your Fantastic Mind


Highlights for season three include the COVID-19 pandemic, love and the brain and what it takes to become a neurosurgeon. Discover these and other brain-related health stories  on “Your Fantastic Mind,” an Emmy award-winning television series created through a partnership between Emory Brain Health Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting.


Game Changers

50 mins

Your Fantastic Mind explores game-changing research in rehab medicine, efforts to curb addiction and maternal mortality, as well as a grandmother’s love.

A Grandmother's Love

5 mins

Research led by Dr. James Rilling in Emory’s Department of Anthropology focuses on the brain functions of grandmothers and how it can play an important role in our social lives and development.

Science of Movement

12 mins

Researchers at Emory University/Georgia Institute of Technology are studying the science of movement including the neuromechanics of human balance and gait.

WEB EXTRA A Life Consumed by Sleep

Nothing he tried had worked. For Sigurjon Jakobsson, the trip to Atlanta with his family was a last-ditch effort to wake up. He had struggled with sleeping excessively for several years before coming from Iceland to see a visionary neurologist, who might have answers.


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Early Onset Alzheimer’s

8 mins

Cecile Bazaz was a high-level banking executive in her 40’s when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. This series profiles Cecile and her family.

Living with Epilepsy

25 mins

Ja'lisa Thomas was pregnant with her first child when she first experienced epileptic seizures. Over the next six years, epilepsy took her ability to work, drive, and live independently. A radical new treatment helped give Ja'Lisa her life back.

Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury TBI - Your Fantastic Mind

9 mins

Russell Erickson was almost beaten to death in a home invasion that left him with a severe traumatic brain injury. This segment uses his story to examine why some people and some brains recover and why others do not.

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