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Birth

   2021    Medicine
The series explores the incredible universe inside each and every one of us. Through an examination of diverse personal stories from around the world, Human reveals how our everyday lives, our passions, and our goals are powered by the amazing systems that define our biology as a species.
The first episode goes on a journey with parents who are preparing for new life to see how our bodies create and sustain new life. Through their stories we learn about what is fundamentally shared and absolutely unique about the experience of birth.
Series: Human: The World Within

Pulse

   2021    Medicine
What's behind a pulse? The second episode dives into the world of an ice climber, a bus driver, a woman in labor, and a senior dance club to show how the human heart and the circulatory system power our physical and emotional lives, and create the pulsing rhythm of our world.
Series: Human: The World Within

Fuel

   2021    Medicine
The episode is a journey through the human gut and the process of turning food into energy to keep the body going. Humans have turned eating into culture, a way to celebrate our roots, to bring us together. But food is really just one thing: Fuel. It's where you get the power to live your life. Even when you're sitting completely still, your body needs a lot of energy to stay on. But nowhere is the need for fuel more apparent than when you push yourself to the absolute limit. And the microbiome, the bacteria living in our gut, plays a great role in all this.
Series: Human: The World Within

React

   2021    Medicine
How do you react to the world around you? Through the lens of a boxer, a first responder, a cell tower climber and a man with a bionic limb, we'll go deep into the universe of the most powerful machine on earth: the human brain and the vast nervous system it controls.
The human body is full of systems, but there's one system that controls all the others, and it might be the one that truly makes you you: The nervous system.
Series: Human: The World Within

Mysteries of Sleep

   2020    Medicine
Why do we sleep? And what does sleep have to do with memory, trauma, and our emotions? From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains. So why are we getting so little of it?

The Stilwell Brain

   2019    Medicine
A single microscopic brain cell cannot think, is not conscious, but if you bring in a few more brain cells, and a few more, and connect them all, at a certain point, the group itself will be able to think and experience emotions and have opinions and a personality and know that it exists. How can such astonishing things be made from such simple ingredients? Well, answering that question means learning not only who we are but, more importantly, how we are.
Today, using what neuroscientists know so far, we are going to make a town function like a brain, using people as neurons.
Series: Mind Field
Hiroshima

Hiroshima

2005  History
The Hunt

The Hunt

2015  Nature
The Last Dance

The Last Dance

2020  Culture
Dynamic Genomes Series

Dynamic Genomes Series

2019  Medicine
Explained

Explained

2018  Technology
Reel Rock

Reel Rock

2014  Culture
The Universe

The Universe

2010  Science