Dick talks with Cathy N. Davidson, who teaches at Duke University, about brain science and attention. She makes a case for distraction as something that is actually good and says the brain is always naturally multitasking.
A few years ago in Panama, people were getting sick and dying and no one knew why. Doctors at one hospital only knew that 21 patients came in with similar symptoms, and 19 of those patients died. So the Panamanian government asked for help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Danielle Rentz is an epidemiologist with the CDC who was assigned to work on the Panama case.