× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

CBS News in Focus (The Human Brain: Plasticity) Part I #849924

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics about the human brain cited. Start of a CBS News/"Time" magazine series called "A User's Guide to the Brain" introduced & the first report from CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta noted.

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The revolutionary view in neuroscience that the brain is not hard-wired but can be changed in size & function examined; details given about research on the brain & on cognitive training. [Illinois at Urbana professor Arthur KRAMER†- says walking can increase the volume & efficiency of the brain; states older brains have plasticity.] [78-year-old Grace MILLER - says walking has made a difference.] [University of California at San Francisco Mike MERZENICH†- says the brain changes itself as you learn new things.] [Study PARTICIPANT - says the program stimulates the brain & makes you remember.] What is known about the brain, Alzheimer's disease & early cognitive problems discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Tomorrow's segment on the brain previewed.

Couric, Katie;
Gupta, Sanjay

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.