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Excellent Oprah Episode

Some of you may remember how I mentioned in a Forces of The Empire chat the other night that Oprah was watching some cadaver dissection on her show and remarking how fascinating it was to take apart a brain.

Well, it turns out that this episode was one of the Mind and Body ones, and really quite excellent. I especially liked the visualizations the guest did.

Dr. Mehmet Oz is one of the most respected surgeons in the world, as well as host of Second Opinion on the Discovery Health Channel.

Today, Dr. Oz brought a selection of real healthy and damaged organs to demonstrate what goes on inside the human body. If you overeat, smoke or drink too much, you may be surprised to see what you're doing to your body.


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I knew there was a reason I stay up until 0300 and 0400 and 0500! :-)

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Banazîr

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erebrandir
Feb. 2nd, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
My uncle is a neurosurgeon, and I once observed brain surgery. It's a fascinating machine, indeed.
banazir
Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
A fascinating machine
My uncle is a neurosurgeon, and I once observed brain surgery.
That's intruiging: what kind?
Did you stay for the whole operation or just a part of it?
I have never been in an OR theater and find the whole concept amazing.

It's a fascinating machine, indeed.
Oh, yes. My personal background in brain science is very limited, amounting to one course in cognitive neuropsychology (at JHU) and BIOL 303 (Fundamentals of Neurobiology) in addition to what I picked up from our artificial neural networks and computational brain theory seminar over 3 years at Illinois.

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Banazir
vretallin
Feb. 2nd, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. That does look like it was a good episode.
banazir
Feb. 2nd, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
A good ep
Wow. That does look like it was a good episode.
Oh, yes, it was.
I have never smoked, and need no convincing there, and I don't drink much at all, but the cirrhotic iiver and cancerous lung made a compelling case.

So did the impact-shocked spine (lesson!).

The brain wasn't particularly damaged, but apparently, daydreaming is useful for promoting healthy cognitive function. W00t - "FoE: it does a body good" (teunc, too!). Knew it all along, and let's get the Photoshop wizards on this!

Oh, and whoever said gonads can't be shown on daytime TV wasn't referring to dissected specimens. Which is at least an indication that someone in network censordom has a modicum of good sense (well, assuming it isn't Oprah's clout or their falling asleep at the switch after trying to outbleep Nicole Ritchie at awards shows ;-)).

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Banazir
vretallin
Feb. 2nd, 2004 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: A good ep
yeah the impact shocked spine well yeah that'll keep me in line on a few things. :)

I liked the whole using your imagination as well. ::chuckles:: Never thought of my hobbies as good for my brain hehe.

Roflol I doubt the folks were asleep or that it was Oprah's clout, I'd like to believe, perhaps as deluded as it may be, that the censors had a modicum of good sense. ;)
banazir
Feb. 2nd, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: A good ep
yeah the impact shocked spine well yeah that'll keep me in line on a few things. :)
I hope so!
Ya gots ta take care of yourelf.

I liked the whole using your imagination as well. ::chuckles:: Never thought of my hobbies as good for my brain hehe.
Oh, they are, they are!
Especially if you really treat RP as creative writing, as I've seen (from the fics) that masteralida, octaviakrysk, deire, you, and others do.

Roflol I doubt the folks were asleep or that it was Oprah's clout, I'd like to believe, perhaps as deluded as it may be, that the censors had a modicum of good sense. ;)
I think so too. :-)
Not least because Oprah started playing with the two halves of the penis (then sheepishly remarked, "hokaz, hokaz... I'm putting it back together...")

"0wnz0red even in death", as the say in the 1337sterpiece Theatre edition of Hamlet.

And on the off chance you haven't seen The One Milk... :-)

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Banazir
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