The Brain Documentaries
Why are some children able to thrive and make their dreams come true, while others aren’t? Is it up to fate?
The true toxicity of social media revealed
There is a clear connection between teen depression and social media. In fact, the teen suicide rate has gone up in the last two or three decades.
One of the most important decisions we make very early in life is to determine whether we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.
This award winning film explores a topic that has awakened a lot of controversy in the last few years. The film stars a young man who is passionately interested in exploring the neurological differences between himself and his brother who was born just 11 months after him.
Savant, Scholar, Showman... Cashier?
David Teitel has had a job as a cashier at health food stores since the mid-1980s. As he rings up the total of their purchases, he enjoys sharing historical facts, baseball statistics, Guinness World Records, and complicated arithmetic with customers.
Are You Awake?
This documentary written and directed by Maija Koukkari was nominated for a Creative Scotland Student Media Award in 2014. It explores the concept of Conscious Dreaming and follows three beginners as they immerse themselves in the world of lucid dreaming.
In this documentary Hank describes how our brains respond biochemically to various addictive substances and behaviors and how those behaviors originate.
Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers.
The stress response: in the beginning it saved our lives, making us run from predators and enabling us to take down prey.
With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science’s greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are?