This documentary follows Daniel Tammet as he travels to America to meet the scientists who are convinced he may hold the key to unlocking similar abilities in everyone. A twenty-something with extraordinary mental abilities, Daniel is one of the world’s few savants that can do calculations to 100 decimal places in his head, and learn a language in a week.
How easy it is to trick your sense of taste by changing the colors of food and drink, explain how what you see can change what you hear, and see just how unreliable our sense of color can be. Horizon explores the strange and wonderful world of illusions and reveals the tricks they play on our senses and why they fool us.
Will the perfect human be a dumbed down, regimented inhabitant of a cyber purgatory created by unseen elites? Will the children of tomorrow be smiling depressives of a technocratic dystopia? Produced by Michael Tsarion and Blue Fire Film, Architects of Control, explores humankind’s future and the posthuman world.
We learn just what humans are capable of through the study of our responses to commands and leadership. How is it that dictators are so easily able to manipulate the masses? Are humans pre-programmed to carry out any actions necessary to our group acceptance?
Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, which consists of body posture, gestures, facial expressions, and eye movements. Humans send and interpret such signals almost entirely subconsciously. John Borg attests that human communication consists of 93 percent body language and paralinguistic cues, while only 7% of communication consists of words themselves; however, Albert Mehrabian, the researcher whose 1960s work is the source of these statistics, has stated that this is a misunderstanding of the findings. Others assert that research has suggested that between 60 and 70 percent of all meaning is derived from nonverbal behavior.