Thanks, Lynn. I'll try to get it. I just recently finished reading several of Oliver Sack's books including Musicophilia which was just great. I've loved every one of his books. They are not technical, but are observations and vastly interesting. Barbara ----- Original Message ----- From: Lynn Evans To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 11:25 PM Subject: [tabi] [NOVA] "Musical Minds" and NOVA scienceNOW For those who enjoy music and have a brain you may be interested in this show. NOVA NEWS Be sure to catch Dr. Oliver Sacks's latest book, the national best-seller Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Musical Minds Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS Check your local listings Can the power of music make the brain come alive? Throughout his career Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and acclaimed author, whose book Awakenings was made into a Oscar-nominated feature film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro, has encountered myriad patients who are struggling to cope with debilitating medical conditions. While their ailments vary, many have one thing in common: an appreciation for the therapeutic effects of music. NOVA follows four individuals-two of whom are Sacks's case studies in his latest book, the national best-seller Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain-and even peers into Sacks's own brain, to investigate music's strange, surprising, and still unexplained power over the brain Then in the second hour: and finally, we meet Luis von Ahn, computer science and gaming expert aiming to capitalize on the countless hours we waste at computers with CAPTCHA, a system developed to help combat spam. Tuesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS Check your local listings In the season premiere, a blindfolded Tyson is led to a top-secret "diamond farm" to investigate breakthroughs in the engineering of artificial diamonds; then, Neil meets the engineers behind Auto-Tune, the pitch correction software that turns sour notes into sweet ones-but can it turn our host into a singing star? Next, our cameras track an ingenious technique that highlights key mutations in a strain of anthrax to see if researchers can use genetic "fingerprinting" to trace the source of the strain; and finally, we meet Luis von Ahn, computer science and gaming expert aiming to capitalize on the countless hours we waste at computers with CAPTCHA, a system developed to help combat spam.