Can You Fix a Brain Like Mine: Introduction (01:32)
At 34, Lotje Sodderland sustained a life-altering stroke. This film explores the developing filed of neuroscience related to strokes and other neurological disorders.
Evaporated Memory (04:25)
Sodderland recalls the night of her stroke and describes the long-term deficits that followed.
Stroke, Reading, and Writing (03:03)
Prof. Cathy Price evaluates Sodderland's brain scans and explains the relationship between brain lesions, language, and speech. Sodderland's senses and perception of the world changed following her stroke.
Parkinson's Disease (03:19)
Deidre Joan Wild describes her life with Parkinson's disease. The cells in the brain that produce dopamine die, causing involuntary body spasms. To slow the degenerative progress, Wild decided to undergo a new form of deep brain stimulation.
Dr. Steven Gill developed a new technique that implants electrodes into the subthalamic nuclei to regulate impulsive movements. See Wild undergo the cutting edge procedure.
Loss of Identity (01:51)
Sodderland explains how a stroke altered her identity, comprehension, and language skills. She recalls her experience with failed electrical stimulation treatment and reveals why she is no longer seeking treatment.
Emotions and Autism (06:09)
Dr. Lindsay Oberman researchs human emotion and empathy. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is used to treat symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder to improve emotional intelligence.
Autism as a Protective Shield (05:09)
John Robison volunteered for Dr. Oberman's project. He recounts his experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation and the positive and negative impacts of the procedure.
Memory Manipulation (05:04)
Prof. Ed Boyden defines optogenetics and its potential impact on modern medicine. He explores a study that highlights anger and aggression as emotions that can be altered. Sodderland describes excitement and apprehension related to new advances in neuroscience.
Mind And Machine (05:12)
Scientists at the University of Minnesota developed an interface between mind and machine that allows the mind to control a robotic limb.
Deep Brain Stimulation (04:23)
Electrodes implanted in Wild's brain reduce involuntary movements associated with Parkinson's. A current is applied to the electrodes, prompting the neurons to fire together.
Brain And Mind Exploration (01:41)
Sodderland reflects on her journey through the field of neuroscience, the human brain, and the human condition.
Credits: Can You Fix a Brain Like Mine (00:40)
Credits: Can You Fix a Brain Like Mine
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