Human Body—Pushing the Limits
Striking 3-D computer imagery of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems—including detailed re-creations of people’s actual injuries and experiences—leads this exploration of how the brain and nervous system together register sensation and coordinate all of the body’s reactions. Introducing the mind-body connection via a harrowing rescue scenario, the program covers topics such as pain suppression as an emergency response, the importance of inflammation, the "curse" of the inability to feel pain, the often-minute reactions that polygraphs measure, a dentist who uses hypnosis instead of anesthesia, and meditation’s pain-relieving abilities. Note: graphic depictions of injuries. Grades 6–12. Color. 43 minutes. Discovery Education. ©2008.