My Brilliant Brain

“Susan is the living proof of an amazing theory, that any ordinary child can be turned into a genius.”

Three films exploring the very thing that makes us human. Each episode features an extraordinary character who can do extraordinary things with their brain:

Marc Yu is only 7 years old, but he already has a repertoire of over 15 classical piano pieces – some of them over 20 minutes long. Chess grand master Susan Polgar tells the story of how her father turned her and her sisters into chess prodigies. Autistic Savant George Widener stuns us with his superhuman calculating and memory skills. And prepare to be moved by Tommy McHugh – the Liverpool hardman who turned into an obsessive artist after surviving a stroke.

We find out how they do it.

Episode 1 – Born Genius

The secrets of the developing brain – featuring Marc Yu, a 7-year-old pianist, who some say will be the next household name in classical music.

Episode 2 – Make me a Genius

Is a genius born or made? 37-year-old chess sensation Susan Polgar thinks she knows the answer.

Episode 3 – Accidental Genius

When accidents in the brain reveal extraordinary skills – featuring George Widener, the human calculator, and Tommy McHugh, a labourer turned into an artist by a stroke. (Excerpt from main website)

Part 1 - Born Genius
Part 2 - Make Me A Genius
Part 3 - Accidental Genius

 

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