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The Truth About... The Truth About Improving Your Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron teams up with former England footballer Alex Scott, who has suffered from depression, to discover how the latest science can help us gain greater control over our state of mind and improve our mental health and wellbeing. Even in normal times, one in four of us will experience mental health difficulties, but living through a ...
  • 2020
  • 00:50:26
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/29/2021

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The Nature of Things Be Afraid: The Science of Fear

Why do some people seek out terrifying experiences while others avoid fear at all costs? Why does fear spur some to fight and leave others frozen? Although the emotion of fear is as old as life itself, scientists are asking new questions and getting new answers about how our brains process it.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/15/2020

The Nature of Things The Power of Play

From youngsters fooling around to adults having a laugh, playing is a fact of human life. But new findings in animal behaviour show us that play is no laughing matter — in fact, it's key to survival. And it’s not just people and pets that play, but reptiles, amphibians and insects, too.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2019

Brain Games Mind Your Body

Your mind and body are connected in countless ways, and some are more mysterious than others. In this episode, you'll discover how your mind and body sometimes work together like the best of friends – and how they sometimes betray each other like the worst of enemies. You'll see two professional mixed marital arts fighters challenged like never before, and ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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The National Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness

The National visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where one teacher went out on a limb to test the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. The Grade 8 and Grade 9 students in teacher Allison Cameron's classes contend with a wide range of behavioural problems: almost half are diagnosed with ADHD and many work at ...
  • 2009
  • 00:15:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Memory

In this episode on memory, Dr. Gardy looks at how elite athletes perform dazzling feats, seemingly without effort. She joins a group of British "free runners," athletes performing the urban street stunts, to explore how muscle memory works. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot then unearth some surprising news in the classroom: students immediately forget 90% of information conveyed ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2010 Young Adults and Heart Disease

In late January 2010, a new report warned that Canada could be facing an epidemic of heart disease. It said because so many Canadians are not eating or exercising properly, even young adults are now at risk. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the problem and what can be done to try to correct it.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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