- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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?"
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
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600