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A new documentary offers a glimpse into the life of a neuroscience icon

My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond

Catherine Ryan and Gary Weimberg, directors
Luna Productions
Airing on PBS in March and April 2017.

ERIC LUSE, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Young lady, that brain cannot change!” a man shouted at Marian Diamond at the annual meeting of the American Association of Anatomists in 1964. Diamond, a Berkeley-trained anatomist and one of only a handful of female speakers, had just presented research demonstrating that environmental enrichment can alter the structure of the adult rat brain, a discovery that would establish her as a pioneer in the field of neural plasticity. Tracing the highlights of her groundbreaking 60-year career, My Love Affair with the Brain offers viewers a feel-good, firsthand account of the neuroscience icon’s life and work.

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  • Bob Jacobs

    This is excellent, by the way; seen it a few times now.