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Doc Zone Slaves to Habit

Smoking, overeating, shopping, nail-biting… We all have a habit that we would like to get rid of, but where the brain is willing, the body is often weak. We take an in-depth look at habits and the new science on the interaction between brain chemistry and self-control. Slaves to Habit follows three individuals over a six-week period as they struggle ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/19/2014

The Nature of Things Passion & Fury, The Emotional Brain: Fear (Part 2 of 4)

Our most primitive emotion is mined in this probing examination of terror, anxiety and phobias. What triggers fear, our physiological reactions, and what purpose it serves are studied. Scientists investigate how our brain assesses the need for fight or flight. How does environment affect our fear centre? What about the way we are raised? Unlock the mystery of this primal ...
  • 2004
  • 00:52:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The Nature of Things Passion & Fury, The Emotional Brain: Love (Part 4 of 4)

Love is magic. Our palms get sweaty, our knees get weak. That's true. But it is also a chemical reaction steeped in the basic needs of primitive man. Anthropologists dissect this emotion to its core: lust, romantic love and attachment. How we are aroused is explored: smell and tone of voice play into attraction and compatibility. Ever wonder why teens ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion & Fury, The Emotional Brain: Anger (Part 1 of 4)

The program uses the real stories of two men to illustrate different experiences of our most destructive emotion. One committed murder and the other turned his anger into a positive experience. Uncover the startling discoveries researchers make when they scan the brains of sociopaths and learn about the scientific studies that may answer the question: does biology dictate destiny? See ...
  • 2003
  • 00:53:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion & Fury, The Emotional Brain: Happiness (Part 3 of 4)

Go on a journey of joy as this program unveils the secrets of contentment. Learn how this emotion contributes to obesity and yet is the one sentiment that motivates us to live. This program reveals the results of a World Happiness Report: are poor people happier than rich ones? Behavioural experts explain how we can be trained to experience happiness. ...
  • 2004
  • 00:53:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013