THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN

BOXED SET: 5 episodes on 3 DVDs

$59.98

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Interweaving personal histories, cutting-edge animation, and clearly explained commentary from neuroscience's leading researchers, this five-part series reveals the fascinating processes involved in human brain development across a lifetime.

Episodes explore issues such as how visual abnormalities can affect an infant’s brain development, how children’s brains begin to specialize and "assign" functions to the right and left hemispheres, how brain development can explain why teenagers undergo emotional turmoil and have distinct needs and behaviors, the connection between reason and emotion in the adult brain, and how new discoveries show that most mental functions do not necessarily deteriorate as people approach old age. The five episodes are:

  • The Baby’s Brain: Wider Than the Sky (neurons, preemies and brain development, nature vs. nurture, vision and the baby’s brain)
  • The Child’s Brain: Syllable From Sound (brain development and differentiation, language and right hemisphere, learning to read, dyslexia)
  • The Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own  (schizophrenia, treating psychosis, addiction and its treatments)
  • The Adult Brain: To Think By Feeling (emotions and the brain, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and ways to cope with it)
  • The Aging Brain: Through Many Lives (overcoming paralysis, memory and aging, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease)
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Copyright

2001

Publisher

PBS

Grade

9 and up

Color

Color

Run Time

Total time: approximately 5 hours

View a detailed teacher's guide and full-color diagram of the brain that correspond with this video series