Cosmos (1980– )
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The Persistence of Memory 

Carl Sagan examines life on earth discussing genes, DNA, the brain, and human social development.

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Carl Sagan examines life on earth discussing genes, DNA, the brain, and human social development.

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7 December 1980 (USA)  »

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In discussing Paul Maclean's triune brain ( a now pretty much abandoned notion) Carl says the cerebral cortex evolved in primates. All mammals have cerebral cortices, all even have neocortices where thought occurs. It is just that primates ( and cetaceans) have a lot more neocortex than most other mammals. See more »

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Carl Sagan - Host: What an astonishing thing a book is. It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books ...
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Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Played on the radio during the early memory scene
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