Epilepsy Talk

Charlie Rose: The Brain Series | July 9, 2012

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.

Episodes include:

The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain

The Perceiving Brain

The Acting Brain

The Social Brain

The Developing Brain

The Aging Brain

The Emotional and Vulnerable Brain

The Anxious Brain

The Mentally Ill Brain

The Disordered Brain

 The Deciding Brain

 The Creative Brain

 For highlights of the series, click on:


To view all episodes, go to: http://www.charlierose.com/view/collection/10702?pagenum=1




  1. This is quite a bold move on CR’s part. We’re talking about a looong series of episodes on a subject that the average listener must find challenging. I really hope it does well, so others might pick up the same idea. The more people know, the more appropriately they’re going to react when they discover (as they WILL) that one of their family has epilepsy.


    Comment by Arthur P. Johnson — July 10, 2012 @ 12:35 PM

    • Now if we could just see Dr. Oz do it for more than 5 minutes and the mighty Oprah and perhaps NPR, that would be a good start.

      (Charlie Rose did it for 13 or 14 MONTHS.)

      Did you see the photo of Hugh Laurie holding a brain with the caption “Use it.” What a wonderful sponsor he’d be! (His band’s charity trust provides funding and resources to projects including the Pediatric Epilepsy Project.)

      Read more:


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — July 10, 2012 @ 4:07 PM

  2. Did the Charlie Rose series ever do a show focused on epilepsy? I’ve seen them focus on other disorders, but not one for seizures, which is baffling, given how common it is.


    Comment by Doug — February 7, 2013 @ 1:53 PM

    • The brain series talked about different parts of the brain, what they do and how they work, however there was no specific segment on epilepsy. =(


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — February 7, 2013 @ 5:48 PM

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