A newborn baby cannot speak, it sees almost nothing, and controlled movements of its arms and legs are minimal. From birth onwards, however, rapid learning occurs associated with significant changes in the brain, which are both cause and effect of this learning process.
The fingers and language of a top pianist
Successful musicians put in hours of practice from an early age. But is all that practice really necessary? Is talent alone – with a bit of practice – not enough? How does the brain change with practice, and can you create a genius?
Can you smell it too?
Our olfactory organ is quite exceptional. What you are capable of smelling can change within a few months as a result of changes within your nose. And a smell apparent to one person may be completely undetectable to another.
The girl with half a brain
The girl without the right hemisphere of her brain functions pretty normally. How is this possible?