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Are We All Bigots

   2015    Culture
If you had less than one second to make a life-or-death decision to shoot a man who might be armed with a lethal weapon, what would you do? Would the ethnicity of the man affect your decision? Are you sure? The outcome – whatever your race – will surprise you. Brain imaging studies are showing that negative cultural stereotypes hijack everyone’s subconscious decision-making. But some science says we can overcome bigotry through exposure, self-awareness and flexible social networks… and, most controversially of all, ultra-violent video games!
Series: Through the Wormhole Season 6

Behavior and Belief

   2019    Culture
Completely proving something can be difficult, if not impossible. So instead, we have the faith of the believer, the confidence interval of the scientist. What we think we know, we really only believe we know.
On this episode of Mind Field, we are going to take a look at a kind of lie we tell ourselves. And we are going to use belief to turn a lie... into a truth.
Series: Mind Field

Conformity

   2017    Culture
Human society is incredibly complex, and the duelling forces pushing us to conform and also to express our individuality are both necessary. Other people can influence us in good ways and in not-so-good ways.
Michael Stevens takes a look into the human urge to conform and just how strong it is against our own beliefs and sense of selves.
Series: Mind Field Season 1

Destruction

   2017    Culture
Our relationship with destruction is not a simple one. It can release endorphins and relax our minds. It can amp us up and make us even more aggressive. It can even help us regulate our emotional reactions. Can violently breaking things calm us down? Or does it simply anger us more? Find out as Michael Stevens takes a look into our urge to destroy.
Series: Mind Field Season 1

Do You Know Yourself

   2017    Culture
Who are you? Do you even know who you are? Are you your memories? Are you the choices you make? Are you you? Or are you someone else, but manipulated to be you? If you can lose track of your past and your memories can be altered or implanted, in the end, who are you really? Michael Stevens finds out as he explores what makes you you.
Series: Mind Field Season 1
Shine a Light
Shine a Light

   2008    Art
Top Gear
Top Gear

   2012    Technology
Motivation
Motivation

   2017    Culture
The Universe Season 8
The Universe Season 8

   2016    Science
Generation Iron
Generation Iron

   2018    Culture
Science and Islam
Science and Islam

   2017    History
Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History