Presented here is a roundtable of the finest minds in science, co-hosted by Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. Together, Charlie Rose and Eric Kandel interview brain researchers, scientists and doctors, talking about different subjects of the brain. Among them are scientific discoveries, advances in technology and cutting-edge treatments.
However, these thirteen episodes, also go much deeper. They discuss perception, consciousness, free will, decision-making, cognition, creativity, morality, emotion and memory.
Epileptic Synesthesia is pretty rare. It occurs in 4% of temporal lobe seizures and is theoretically caused by the actual electric discharge or abnormal stimulation of the brain in a seizure. Sight, sound, touch, taste (and, much less often, your sense of smell) sensations can occur simultaneously and also involve involuntary movement. An example is the sensation of flashing lights, a taste, a feeling of heat rising, and a high-pitched whine.
Here are three other (rather alarming) examples…