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Focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and what it does to our brains and minds, experts are sharing strategies and solutions to get through this difficult time. Discover these and other brain-related health stories including the opioid crisis, memory, depression, stress, what our dogs think of us and more on “Your Fantastic Mind,” an Emmy award-winning television series created through a partnership between Emory Brain Health Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting.

WATCH THE SEASON 3 PROMO TRAILER

Love

26 mins

The human brain in various stages of love and loss is examined, as well as what researchers have learned from studying prairie voles and how they have helped us better understand what happens to the brain in love, separation and grief.

The Grady Trauma Project

14 mins

The Grady Trauma Project studies civilian trauma, focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder and the clinical and physiological implications of trauma exposure.

The Nia Project

8 mins

The Nia Project is a research and treatment-based program empowering African-American women survivors of abuse experiencing suicidal thoughts.

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

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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