NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Can We Get? (2012)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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NOVA explorers whether it's possible for anyone to become a genius or if such smarts are purely a result of one's DNA. Also: a man who became an extraordinary musician following a head injury; a man who can match any past or future date to its day of the week; a "memory athlete" who remembers strings of hundreds of random numbers. Also: Host David Pogue undergoes a high-resolution brain scan to see how his brain compares to Albert Einstein's.

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athlete, brain, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), genius, head-injury