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How Smart Can We Get?

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:18am -- WCVE

How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your DNA? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone’s brain has untapped genius — just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who suddenly acquired an extraordinary musical gift after a freak head injury to a “memory athlete” who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do in NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Can We Get?

Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: After high-res scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century — Albert Einstein.

See inside Einstein’s brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savants after an injury, and more. Watch NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Can We Get?, Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS

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