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Bill Nye the Science Guy

Brain, The (#134)

In this examination of the brain, host Bill Nye explains the various functions of the most important organ, and discusses its parts, including the spinal cord, nerves, and the cells in which memories are stored. He also gets an M.R.I. of his brain, and uses optical illusions to show that the brain doesn't always correctly interpret what it sees. This program also features the music video parody, "Whatta Brain," to the tune of Salt 'N' Pepa's "Whatta Man." [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Bill Nye knows how to provide easy access to hard science. What's his secret? A fast-paced approach blending humor and hands-on activities. Bill encourages kids to ask interesting questions...then shows them how to discover fascinating answers. Enlist the Science Guy's help when it comes to teaching a range of subjects such as Health, Math, Nature, and Environmental issues.

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