Meet Dr. Marian Diamond: one of the founders of modern neuroscience.
Above is episode #1 of a 12 part web series, My Love Affair with the Brain. It is a work-in-progress version, but in coming months, we will be completing all episodes and a one hour PBS television program.
Welcome to the story of Marian Diamond and her passion for the human brain.
Enrichment, plasticity – capabilities of the brain we now take for granted – were the scientific battleground where Dr. Marian Diamond decisively challenged the old view and changed forever our paradigm for understanding the brain … and all our lives as well. What she discovered, allows us to get the most out of our brain not just as children but for our entire lives.
Her YouTube lecture series has almost 2 million hits.
She did the first-ever scientific analysis of the most famous brain ever, Albert Einstein.
She is a brain-whisperer, beloved professor, and worthy role model, especially for women and girls in science.
The documentary is part biography, part scientific adventure story, part inspirational tale – filmed over 5 years. It will be launched on TV, on the web and with a public-engagement-in-science educational campaign centering on the brain, the delights of scientific curiosity and the possibilities of a life in science.
Produced and released in collaboration with Scientific American Magazine.
We hope to engage with you, and audiences everywhere, around
- the brain,
- curiosity, the natural human desire to know more,
- about science,
- about a lifetime in science, its joys and tribulations,
- about women and girls in science,
- and certainly … around Dr. Marian Diamond herself, her teaching, her research, and lifelong career of celebrating curiosity.
- All 12 episodes of My Love Affair with the Brain web series.
- Dr. Diamond’s biography in The History of Neuroscience
- Her famous YouTube Anatomy lecture series, class 1
- The Other Brain – a book which begins with Dr. Diamond’s investigation into Einstein’s Brain
- “The way Marian Diamond inspired me …” a Tedx talk about the brain and exercise by Dr. Wendy Suzuki
- Dr. Diamond in the SF Chronicle