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To 'Keep Sharp' This Year, Keep Learning, Advises Neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta

Interested in learning a new skill in the new year? CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that will also improve your brain health. "The act of experiencing something new — or even doing something that's typical for you, but in a different way — can all generate these new brain cells," says Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon and associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He has a new book about the brain.

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43:17

'Incognito': What's Hiding In The Unconscious Mind.

Neuroscientist David Eagleman says everything we think, do and believe is determined by complex neural networks battling it out in our brains. His book Incognito, in which he explains what scientists are learning about this hidden world of cognition, is now out in paperback.

This interview was originally broadcast on May 31, 2011. David Eagleman's Incognito is now out in paperback.

Interview
19:29

You Won't Feel A Thing: Your Brain On Anesthesia.

Anesthesiologist Emery Brown explains what physicians know — and what they don't know — about the effects of anesthesia. Unlocking its mysteries, he says, will help scientists better understand consciousness and sleep — and could lead to better treatments for pain, sleep disorders and depression.

Interview
43:40

Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets.

The constant stream of information we get through mobile and hand-held devices is changing the way we think. Matt Richtel, a technology writer for The New York Times, explains how the use of digital technology is altering our brains -- and how retreating into nature may reverse the effects.

Interview
14:43

Carl Zimmer and 'Soul Made Flesh'

Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain and How It Changed the World is now out in paperback. Author Carl Zimmer writes about Thomas Willis, the scientist whose research on the workings of the brain during the 17th century became the basis of modern neurology. (This segment originally aired Feb. 9, 2004.)

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