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Your Fantastic Mind


"Your Fantastic Mind" is an Emmy award-winning television series highlighting patient stories, cutting-edge research and clinical discoveries – all related to the science of the brain. Explore video stories in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, sleep medicine and rehabilitation medicine. “Your Fantastic Mind” is a partnership between Emory Brain Health Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting, with support provided by Southern Company Foundation.

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Phyllis and Richard

Phyllis and Richard

8 mins

This episodes features a neurologist who leaves his practice to care for his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. In spite of a disease marked by endless losses, there is still beauty in love.


10 mins

The story follows a wife and mother as she learns she has acromegaly, a tumor in the pituitary gland that can destroy a person’s health and appearance.

An Unusual Tryout

3 mins

Dr. Berns holds tryouts for dogs to see who will be able to participate in MRI research to help him learn more about what dogs are really thinking.

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.


Sponsorship Southern Company Foundation

Southern Company Foundation is proud to support public health education topics brought to you by Your Fantastic Mind. Southern Company Foundation and its funder, Southern Company, are committed to supporting and improving our communities at the local level and beyond, while conducting business with integrity and fairness.

Season 1 Featured Segments

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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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