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Release Date: 01.11.2019 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Georgia Public Broadcasting

GPB Partners with Emory University for Your Fantastic Mind

Veteran Journalist Jaye Watson Hosts and Produces New Series Premiering Monday, January 28

GPB is partnering with Emory University and the Emory Brain Health Center for Your Fantastic Mind, a fascinating new television series exploring the science of brain health through the stories of patients, their conditions and treatment provided by medical caregivers. Veteran Atlanta journalist Jaye Watson serves as the executive producer, writer and host for the series. 

Your Fantastic Mind premieres Monday, January 28 at 8 p.m. and will air weekly on GPB’s statewide television network.

As Watson explains in the show’s opening sequence, every thought and every feeling comes from one place – our brains. Your Fantastic Mind is the story of who we are as human beings.

Each of the series’ 12 episodes highlights the gripping cases of patients and life-changing science that are showing us how we can prevent disease and harness the power of our brains to live longer, more fulfilling lives. The show covers innovative research and clinical advances in the areas of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, sleep medicine and rehabilitation medicine.

From a former NFL player who reveals for the first time publicly how he’s suffered as the result of multiple concussions, to a young mother who undergoes surgery to destroy parts of her brain causing epileptic seizures and a political radio reporter who lost his voice due to a rare neurological movement disorder, Your Fantastic Mind gives viewers an in-depth look at the process of finding medical answers and breakthrough treatment.

"We’re thrilled to be working with Georgia Public Broadcasting to share these incredible stories. Storytelling is one the most powerful ways to connect us to the lives and experiences of people we might otherwise not know,” says Watson. “We are taking these stories a step further, showing the fascinating intersection of human experience and cutting-edge science, to help educate and empower viewers. I've already changed the way I exercise and eat based on what I’ve learned. And we've just begun."

Watson is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist and video producer for the Emory Brain Health Center.

The series also examines topics including video gaming disorder, which has just been named as a real mental health disorder by the World Health Organization, sleep apnea, obsessive compulsive disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke treatment, PTSD, Huntington’s disease and migraines, along with several others.

 

About Brain Health at Emory University
As one of the nation’s premier research universities, Emory University is a leader in education, discovery and patient care related to the neurosciences. Faculty scholars, scientists, physicians and clinicians throughout the university collaborate on advancing knowledge associated with the brain and brain health. The Emory Brain Health Center combines neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, rehabilitation medicine and sleep medicine in a unique, integrated approach. Emory researchers are predicting, preventing, treating and curing diseases and disorders of the brain and addressing the growing global crisis associated with some of the most common ones. In addition, Emory’s neuroethics program explores the evolving ethical, legal and social impact of the neurosciences. Emory’s multidisciplinary approach is transforming the world’s understanding of the vast frontiers of the brain, harnessing imagination and discovery to address 21st-century challenges.

About GPB
As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media) has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital and education division, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, A Seat at the Table, On Second Thought, Political Rewind and more. For more information, visit www.gpb.org.

 

 

Contact Info

Contact Name: Mandy Wilson

Company: Georgia Public Broadcasting

Phone: 4046852427

E-mail: mwilson@gpb.org