Changing the Brain with Magnets

Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone talks about a revolutionary new medical technology.

Without invasive surgery, magnets can be used to turn off or turn on key parts of the brain to help treat things like migraines, stroke, Parkinsons, epilepsy, and depression.

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This Week on Shining City

  • Harvard psychologist and prolific author Steven Pinker challenges the doctrine that human beings are peaceful by nature and corrupted by modern institutions. His research shows the opposite: far from causing us to become more violent, something in modernity and its cultural institutions has made us more virtuous. If Pinker is correct that war and violence are natural to us, will we ever achieve world peace?

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  • In this segment we interview Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO of Year Up.

    Year up is a non profit that provides urban young adults with a one-year intensive program of professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.

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