PSA: Musical Minds on NOVA

NEW YORK - JUNE 3:  Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sac...

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The national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. would like to inform you about an upcoming episode of "NOVA," entitled "Musical Minds" which will air on Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 pm EST. Please check your local PBS listings for exact stations and times.

In this program, Dr. Oliver Sacks, world-renowned neurologist and author, explores how the power of music can make the brain come alive, how music affects the brain and how it can impact some neurological disorders. 

New York State percussionist Matt Giordano, and his mother, Kathy, appear in the show.  Matt, who has Tourette Syndrome, talks about the impact of music on his life.  This documentary was filmed in 2008 and originally aired on the BBC in the UK last year.

Dr. Oliver Sacks' long list of books include Awakenings (the film version starred Robin Williams as Dr. Sacks), The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Oaxaca Journal and An Anthropologist on Mars. His most recent is Muiscophilia Tales of Music and the Brain. features Matt Giordano, Tobias Picker and other individuals with Tourette Syndrome.