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Brain Games Stress Test

This is a show about your brain and stress. You’ll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams to screaming babies, angry bosses to bill payments, you’re surrounded by stress every day. But stress has a purpose, and you’ll discover why it’s a good thing in many situations, even though it can overwhelm ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Battle of the Ages

It’s a fact of life. From the minute we were born, we’re all getting older. And while it’s long been believed that both your body and your brain deteriorate over time, recent studies show that may not always be the case. Some brain functions improve as we get older, while others don’t fully develop until later in life. In this ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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The Nature of Things PTSD: Beyond Trauma

The image of the tormented veteran unable to transition from war zone to home front is well-known. But the focus on the military’s struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) obscures a simple reality: PTSD hits more civilians than soldiers, and more women than men. But when so many people experience sudden loss, near-death, violence and abuse, why are only some ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2017

The Nature of Things Secret Fears: Overcoming Phobias

The world is a beautiful and frightening place. Yet for some, fears are not of war or famine, but of the battle inside their own minds; the struggle between rational and irrational thought, and the terror that strikes when the irrational voices win. The Nature of Things hears firsthand from patients who are fighting to rule their fears, rather than ...
  • 1998
  • 00:47:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/18/2013