New Delhi: The fastest growing science on the planet, brain plasticity will revolutionise how we live in the future. It has the potential to cure learning and mental disorders, such as OCD, bipolar disorder, addiction, ADD, autism and some dementias. And its rapid results deliver benefits regardless of age. But how can it improve the lives of ordinary people?
In an astounding new series Re-Design My Brain, Discovery Science puts brain training to test. The science of neuroplasticity has found that with specific training anyone can become smarter, increase their memory capacity and reverse mental aging. Presented by Australian television personality Todd Sampson, Re-Design My Brain takes viewers on an inspirational journey to learn how neuroplasticity can radically improve a healthy brain.
Premiering on this 19th October, Re-Design My Brain will be aired on every Monday to Friday at 10PM on Discovery Science.
In a television first, the series follows Todd Sampson from Sydney to London, Germany to California in a three‐month scientifically endorsed brain‐training program. It is a life‐changing adventure to discover what the latest neuroscience has to offer. Under the guidance of the world’s top scientists, Sampson spends 12 mind‐expanding weeks learning to train his brain to improve his cognition, his creativity and the connection between mind and body. He masters skills to improve his mental speed, attention, memory, creativity, innovation, lateral thinking, body intelligence, visualization and emotional intelligence.
In each episode, he trains with the world’s leading researchers, who push him to his limits and beyond. They include renowned American neuroscientist, Michael Merzenich, a pioneer of the brain‐plasticity revolution; James Kaufman, also from the US and a global leader in the world of creativity research; and top Australian sports scientist David Martin. He learns the secrets of geniuses, who reveal how they have developed their own super brains.
Sampson is tested, scanned, prodded, pushed and probed then tested again. His brain performance is regularly “mapped and tested” to measure changes and the results are revealed using state‐of‐the‐art CGI graphics. Along the way he learns to juggle, overcomes a fear of confinement, learns to fly a helicopter using only his mind, discovers the power of visualization, creates an installation masterpiece and represents Australia in the brainiest competition on the planet – the World Memory Championships. In its dramatic conclusion, Sampson must draw on all his new skills to survive a death‐defying feat. The outcome will blow viewers’ mind.
1. In the episode “Make me Brilliant”, Sampson sets out to improve his LEARNING capacity. Todd is mentored by the world’s top brain scientist Prof. Michael Merzenich – the American co-founder of neuroplasticity. The Professor coaches Todd through the brain training so his MENTAL SPEED evolves, his ATTENTION improves and he becomes a master of MEMORY. At the end of the episode Todd will complete an extreme challenge at the World Memory Championships.
2. In the episode “Make me Creative”, Sampson learns the art of CREATIVITY by overcoming MINDSETS, adopting LATERAL THINKING and increasing his AWARENESS. Experts believe that we all have mindsets that limit our potential. But Australian scientist Prof. Allan Snyder has found a way to turn OFF the part of the brain governing mindsets and turns ON our limitless creativity. But can Prof. Snyder really turn Todd into a creative genius?
3. In the episode “Make me a Champion”, Sampson learns the skills that make a CHAMPION by improving his PROBLEM-SOLVING ability, increasing his VISUALISATION and developing EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Todd is mentored by Australian sports scientist and physiologist Dr. David Martin who will teach him the X-factor that turns ordinary folk into champions. At the end of the series Todd attempts a remarkable super-human feat to prove his brain has transformed.