With George Noory
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
The Human Brain - Shows

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7

Coast Insider

Not a member? Become a Coast Insider and listen to the show 24/7

Last Show Recap

The Human Brain

UFO film scholar and expert, Robbie Graham joined George Knapp to update us on the history of UFOs in films, Hollywood's relationship to disclosure, and how the US military has played a role in the cinematic depiction of unidentified craft.

In the first hour, Michael Madsen, director of the new film, The Visit, an investigation of the cultural impact to the disclosure of intelligent alien life, and Prof. Sheryl Bishop, a social psychologist featured in the film, joined the program.

Upcoming Shows

Mon 11-30  New Ice Age/ ETs & the 'New Human' - On Air NOW Tue 12-01  Cyber Attack/ Middle East & Economy Wed 12-02  Vaccine Dangers Thu 12-03  Secret Nazi Empire Fri 12-04  Monster Hunters/ Open Lines


Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

The Human Brain

Show Archive
Date: Monday - February 25, 2008
Host: George Noory
Guests: Dr. Sam Wang, Dr. Roy Spencer

Neuroscientist Dr. Sam Wang discussed the human brain and how it's wired to experience various phenomena. Made of 3 lbs. of tissue with 100 billion neurons, the brain acts as an information processing device and filter. The truth is, we use all parts of our brain, not just 10% of it (a myth propagated by Dale Carnegie), he noted.

There is evidence that some types of criminals have had brain injuries to their prefrontal cortex which regulates self-control, he reported. Scans have also revealed brain differences between professional and amateur musicians-- the amateurs show more generalized activity in the brain, while professionals exhibit smaller, more localized areas of focus.

Near-death experiences might be related to a lack of oxygen in the brain, he suggested, noting that mountaineers often describe unusual sensations at high altitudes, such as seeing light coming out of their body and 'sensing a presence.' There is not strong evidence that supplements such as gingko are effective in improving brain function and memory, he said. But 'healthy heart' activities such as exercise and moderate wine consumption are also good for the brain, he added.

Climate Commentary

First hour guest, research scientist Roy Spencer commented on America's plan to set "binding" climate goals in relation to greenhouse gas emissions. He does not believe such plans will be effective in reducing global warming-- for more, see his research paper.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Monday February 25, 2008