PR PBS Explorer Collection: Brain Fitness 1 on DVD May 24
This collection contains four outstanding Brain Fitness programs and is perfect for people with a desire to improve their cognitive abilities and that are interested in learning more about how the brain works. The four-disc set has a running time of 240 minutes.
Arlington, Va. – May 16, 2011 – Health and wellness enthusiasts will love PBS Distribution's newest DVD set, PBS Explorer Collection: Brain Fitness 1. This collection contains four outstanding Brain Fitness programs and is perfect for people with a desire to improve their cognitive abilities and that are interested in learning more about how the brain works. This DVD set will be available on May 24, 2011 for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The four-disc set has a running time of 240 minutes.
Information about each of the four programs included in this set is below.
* The Brain Fitness Program – This program examines the revolutionary science of neuroplasticity or the brain's ability to change and adapt and even rewire itself. The documentary explores the fundamental processes of the brain as well as the nature of plasticity by exploring personal stories and discussions with the researchers and journalists who covered this amazing scientific breakthrough. This program features interviews with noted neuroscientists Dr. Arthur Toga (University of California - Los Angeles), Dr. Michael Merzenich (University of California - San Francisco), and others.
* Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound – This program is designed to help people get the most from their vision and hearing as they age, taking into consideration how these senses change throughout life and what people can do to keep them healthy and fully functional.
* Brain Fitness Frontiers – This program shows how ordinary people are using their brain plasticity to create lasting and astonishing changes. Neuroscience research is proving that neuroplasticity holds the key to previously unimaginable and amazing transformations. "Brain Fitness Frontiers" takes viewers into the lives of those who have been assisted and changed through cognitive training.
* Brain Fitness: Peak Performance – Dr. Michael Merzenich demonstrates how experts in various fields improve their neurological abilities through sustained, continuous, intense practice of their respective skill set and how such consequential neurological findings in experts compare to the average individual.
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PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally. Jointly owned by PBS (Arlington, VA) and WGBH (Boston, MA), PBS Distribution extends the reach of public television programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners. PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films (The National Parks, The War, Baseball, Jazz, The Civil War), documentaries from award-winning series NOVA (The Elegant Universe, Origins, The Miracle of Life), FRONTLINE (Bush's War, Growing Up Online), and American Experience (We Shall Remain, Jonestown, New York), dramas from Masterpiece (Jane Eyre, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), films from independent producers (Latin Music USA, The Botany of Desire, The Story of India, Journey into Buddhism, I.O.U.S.A.), and popular children's programming from Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, WordGirl, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, Caillou and Arthur.