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Human Spark

THE HUMAN SPARK explores one central question: what makes humans unique? Three and a half billion years of evolution have produced uncountable billions of living species. But only one -- humans -- can think in symbols; recombine those symbols into infinite meanings; invent a technology to disseminate the message; worry how others might react to it; ponder the past; speculate about the future; and imagine the unknown. This three-part series is hosted by actor, author and science buff Alan Alda. He travels the world and speaks to a wide variety of experts who share their original thoughts about our most . . .

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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 6:00 AM    "Brain Matters" Viewers can peer into Alan Alda's head with a variety of high-tech imaging techniques, looking for his human spark. The unique circuitry that provides us language ability is closely tied to the ability to make and use complex tools. Alda finds the site of his ability to figure out what others are thinking and discovers that the ability to imagine lies in a brain region nearby. Part 3 of 3 G
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