TVO's websites offer mind-expanding features and brain-boosting activities during "Mysteries of the Mind Week: From Brilliant to Broken," January 11 to 18



    
    -  Go to TVO.org and tvoparents.com for a Q&A with Dr. Norman Doidge, a
       "Your Voice" interactive WebTV program on Alzheimer's, articles on
       brain research, brain games, and on-demand, catch-up video of programs
       airing on TVO's "Mysteries of the Mind Week: From Brilliant to
       Broken."
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Do you think you're too old to learn? Is memory
loss reversible? Can you overcome major disorders through the power of
positive thinking? Beginning Sunday January 11 and running to Sunday January
18 in prime time TVO presents "Mysteries of the Mind Week: From Brilliant to
Broken," a mind-expanding collection of documentaries, dramas and current
affairs shows exploring the human mind, and hosted by Dr. Norman Doidge, one
of the world's leading scholars in brain research.
    For details on "Mysteries of the Mind Week" shows, go to TVO's January
online media highlights (www.newswire.ca/en/releases/mmnr/tvo/jan09).

    In parallel with the broadcast schedule, TVO.org and tvoparents.com are
combining forces to present the latest and best in research and current
thinking on brain development and also interactive tools. Some of the features
include:

    
    -  Interactive WebTV Special: Following the TVO presentation of the
       documentary "Forgetful Not Forgotten," on Sunday January 11, "Your
       Voice" TVO's WebTV show on tvoparents.com with host Cheryl Jackson
       will welcome director Chris Wynn along with guest experts to discuss
       Alzheimer's and take your questions live. Visitors can also
       participate in online forums.

    -  Live Q&A with Dr. Norman Doidge: On Thursday January 15 from noon to
       2 pm the renowned psychiatrist and author of the bestselling book,
       "The Brain That Changes Itself" will take questions from online
       audience.

    -  On demand, catch-up programming: If you missed it on TVO, many
       programs featured during "Mysteries of the Mind Week: From Brilliant
       to Broken" will be available at tvo.org. Visitors can also access
       archived programs of TVO's lecture series, "Big Ideas," featuring Dr.
       Norman Doidge.

    -  Brain Myth Buster Quiz: True or False? People only use 10 per cent of
       their brain. Take this quiz that debunks many of the deep-seated myths
       people have about their brain and its abilities and functions.

    -  Brain Age Games: Brain-teasing games such as Pattern Memory, Word
       Scramble and Sudoku will be available at tvo.org to help keep pathways
       of activity in the brain fresh and active, keeping "brain age" down
       and slowing the process of aging.

    -  Interactive Brain: At the "Agenda with Steve Paikin" microsite at
       TVO.org, visitors can discover how the brain works by clicking on
       different areas to see their functions.

    -  Articles: TVOParents.com will feature articles discussing questions
       like "Is technology changing the way young brains learn?" and "Can
       video games be good for learning brains?"
    

    About TVO:

    TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.

    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell TV subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers: Channel
353. For more information on these and other programs and services, visit
www.tvo.org.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445, pginis@tvo.org


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