Tourette Syndrome (The Infinite Mind instant audio download)
Tourette's Syndrome The guttural noises, the sudden jerks of the head, the neck, the arms . . . the occasional curse word and the constant touching. We explore what's behind the constant need for motion and the uncontrollable urges which typify Tourette's Syndrome. Guests include Dr. Oliver Sacks, the internationally renowned author and neurologist, Dr. Joseph Jankovic of the Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. James Leckman of Yale University. Plus, Michael Wolff, the jazz pianist with Tourette's Syndrome who was the inspiration for the upcoming film Gregory Hines film, The Tic Code. Also, we'll hear about the latest genetic research and the search for the genes that code for Tourette's Syndrome. Plus, commentary by John Hockenberry. Hosted by Dr. Fred Goodwin and produced by the Peabody Award winning Lichtenstein Creative Media .