For info and a trailer for the award-winning PBS documentary, My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond, please go here.
This page is a teaser of information about the web series which will accompany My Love Affair. Below, thumbnail descriptions of the episodes of our 12 part web series.
Meet Dr. Marian Diamond: neuroscientist, pioneering researcher,
beloved professor and brain whisperer. Learn her 5 steps to a better brain.
Enrichment, plasticity – capabilities of the brain we now take for granted – are the scientific battleground where Dr. Marian Diamond decisively challenges the old view and changes forever our paradigm for understanding the brain … and changes our lives as well
Marian studies the most famous brain that ever was. Seems obvious now, but she is the first person to ever do so! In her resulting research paper, she joins the glial cell revolution and provokes a world-wide controversy. “Don’t you just love glial cells?” she says.
1.7 million hits on YouTube and climbing. “Dr. Marian Diamond … the tweedy celebrity of cyberspace” declares the NY Times. The how and why and behind-the-scenes of Dr. Marian Diamond’s perenially popular 40-part Human Anatomy Lecture course, Integrative Biology 131.
Can you spell r-o-l-e m-o-d-e-l? See what happens when one of the world’s foremost anatomists teaches neuroanatomy to a 4-year old little girl. Who knew that cute can be a multi-syllable word?
Episode 6 – “The Science of Love”
Love – can improve your brain and help you live longer. Dr. Diamond shows you how … and explains the research that proves it to be true. Not your grandmothers fuddy-duddy science course!
Anatomy is hard.
Watch a master teacher make it easy.
Scientists make the best cooks.
Recipes are just experiments with delicious results. Spend some quality time learning about Dr. Diamonds parents and past while she bakes some delicious Thanksgiving pies.
So exactly how did this whole web series and documentary get started, anyhow?
… with your clothes on, that is.
Just so you know. Before you join the party … Because you are invited! It;s a pot luck, post-semester grad student party at Professor Diamond’s house. Fun and games and everything you wanted to ask a world renowned professor but were afraid to ask.
Does the heart or the brain lead to love? Can two acclaimed neuroscience professors living over 500 miles apart find marriage bliss over the decades? Tune in and see. Many people say this is their favorite episode!
Time waits for no man, or in this case … woman. Learn as a PhD Anatomist observes the passage of the years in her own anatomy.