Phantoms in the Brain is equal parts medical mystery, scientific adventure, and philosophical speculation. Whether you’re curious about the workings of the brain, interested in alternatives to expensive, high-tech science (much of Ramachandran’s research is done with materials found around the home), or simply want a fresh perspective on the nature of human consciousness, you’ll find this to be an interesting documentary.
Robert Winston explores all aspects of the human mind – from how we learn, to how we’re able to recognise faces and what makes one person ‘click’ with another. Discover what we can change about our personalities – and what we can’t. And see a man successfully transform his personality to be more as he’d like it to be. The program looks at how memory can be improved and how we can learn physical tasks more easily. He discovers what happens when we have those “eureka” moments of original thought – and how to have more of them.
Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our choices can be confounded by temperature, warped by post-rationalisation and even manipulated by the future, Horizon presents a guide to better decision making, and introduces you to Mathematician Garth Sundem, who is convinced that conclusions can best be reached using simple math and a pencil! Assuming that we haven’t already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!
Go beyond the Oscar-winning drama “A Beautiful Mind” and learn more about the life of troubled mathematician and Nobel Prize-winner John Nash and his struggle with mental illness . A Brilliant Madness is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was a special messenger.
You are about to witness a controversial experiment. One that delves deep into the human brain. Six ordinary people will face total sensory deprivation, all in the name of science. Using the latest technology and a all to real simulation, scientists hope to answer a question as old as imprisonment itself. What happens inside your brain when you are left truly alone?