Shattered Nerves: How Science is Solving Modern Medicine’s Most Perplexing Problem

Guest: Victor D. Chase.

Around the world there are countless people with neurological disorders that disrupt their ability to move or communicate. Injury or disease can create a gap between a functioning brain and the parts of the body meant to receive its signals. Today on Focus, we'll look at the effort to develop medical devices to bridge that gap with guest Victor D. Chase, author of Shattered Nerves.

Almost Human: Making Robots Think

Guest: Lee Gutkind.

At least as far back as da Vinci, people have imagined—and feared—the creation of machines that could perform like human beings. That day may be yet to come, but some say that the advances of the past decade have exceeded all expectations. Today on Focus, we'll explore the cutting edge of robotic technology with author Lee Gutkind.