A startling new map of the human brain has emerged during the past decade of neuroscience research, contradicting much of what was previously believed. This series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary, and animation. The series, informs viewers of exciting information in the brain sciences, introduces the foremost researchers in the field, and utilizes dynamic visual imagery and compelling human stories to help a general audience understand otherwise difficult scientific concepts.
playlist – 4 hours, 30 minutes
What makes us good or evil? It’s a simple but deeply unsettling question. We meet the scientist who believes he has found the moral molecule and the man who is using this new understanding to rewrite our ideas of crime and punishment. there was a shock in store for one of these scientists, when he discovered that he had the profile of a psychopath. And the reason he didn’t turn out to be a killer holds important lessons for all of us.
This Emmy Award-winning documentary, looks into the lives of ordinary people trying to deal with the illness at work and home, and of course to the people studying manic depression in an effort to better control it. A fascinating, moving and ultimately very entertaining. Stephen Fry presents this documentary exploring the disease of manic depression, a little understood but potentially devastating condition affecting an estimated two percent of the population.
It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying “A fish rots from the head” we set out to follow that fishy odor. What we found out is that people at the top are more likely to be psychopaths than the rest of us. Who, or what, is a psychopath? Unlike Hollywood’s stereotypical image, they are not always blood-thirsty monsters from slasher movies. Actually, that nice lady who chatted you up on the subway this morning could be one. So could your elementary school teacher, your grinning boss, or even your loving boyfriend.
A highly subjective documentary which take the viewer inside the mind of the maniac and offers a rare insight into the complete and overwhelming experience when manic impulses begin taking over our bodies. "Pyromania" follows those with an unhealthy fascination for fire. From children who play with fire to the story of John Orr, thought to be responsible for setting over 10,000 fires.