Introduction: Make Me Smarter (01:08)
In part one of the three part series "Redesign My Brain," Todd Sampson will train to expand his mind power and compete in a brain competition.
Blind Rapid Chess (03:39)
See Marc Lang compete for a new world record. He explains how he sees the games in his mind.
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) (04:00)
Dr. Michael Merzenich puts Todd Sampson through scans to get accurate baseline measurements of his brain functions.
Recognition Speed (02:20)
Todd Sampson's brain is tested for thinking speed and accuracy.
Mixed Signals Task (02:12)
Todd Sampson engages in a task designed to improve his thinking speed.
Todd Sampson learns juggling to improve his thinking speed.
Attentional Blink (02:26)
Todd Sampson takes a test to get the baseline level of his attention.
Attention Manipulation (03:46)
Using an eye-tracking device, neuroscientists record what Todd Sampson is watching during a magic trick. Hear how magicians manipulate attention and awareness.
Eye-movement Data (03:22)
Learn where Todd Sampson was looking during the magic trick to understand how he perceives things.
Deterioration of Peripheral Vision (03:12)
Todd Sampson goes for a drive to learn more about peripheral vision.
Peripheral Vision Task (01:58)
Todd Sampson improves his peripheral vision in a training exercise called double decision.
Working Memory Recall (05:30)
In this exercise, Todd Sampson has 42 seconds to memorize the names, foods and colors associated with 7 people.
Person-Action-Object System (07:36)
Memory champion, Tansel Ali teaches Todd Sampson how to memorize a deck of cards using the PAO system.
Official Scientific Reassessment (03:06)
See Todd Sampson's improved juggling. He retests for recognition speed and alertness.
World Memory Championships (03:22)
Todd Sampson meets other contestants at the 3 day event, including Ben Pridmore.
2012 World Memory Championships (02:33)
Todd Sampson uses the PAO system to memorize and note a deck of cards.
Test Results (03:55)
Todd Sampson recites the order of his memorized card deck. After one month of training, he has profound improvements in thinking speed, memory and attention.
Credits: Redesign My Brain: Make Me Smarter (00:38)
Credits: Redesign My Brain: Make Me Smarter
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