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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

Dreams

   2019    Medicine
The second episode of the series looks at dreams and tries to explain what happens in the brain and body after we go to sleep. It looks at the significance of dreams and what dreams can teach us about ourselves. It talks to neuroscientists who discuss slow-wave sleep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep during which dreams occur. It looks at the history of dream interpretation and its validity.
Series: The Mind Explained

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

Life
Life

   2009    Nature
The Story of China
The Story of China

   2016    History
Earth at Night in Color
Earth at Night in Color

   2020    Nature
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Building Giants
Building Giants

   2019    Technology
First Life
First Life

   2010    Science
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead

   2017    History