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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.

“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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