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The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Secrets of Our Senses

Join Dr. Jennifer Gardy on an international odyssey to understand how the senses really work. Although our senses are crucial to our survival, we actually know very little about them. But now there is a revolution going on. A new breed of scientists is conducting unique and sometimes bizarre experiments to trick our brain into revealing the secrets of our ...
  • 2017
  • 00:42:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

CBC News Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centres of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than 100,000 Canadians, many people have never ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The Nature of Things Surviving :) The Teenage Brain

Throw away all of your preconceived ideas about the behaviour and nature of teenagers! This Nature of Things documentary delves deep into the science of the teenage brain to discover evolution's masterpiece. The film combines cutting-edge scientific research, YouTube clips of outrageous teen behaviour and a graphic-novel approach to reveal new research on the immense power and potential of the teen brain. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • 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

The Nature of Things Me, My Brain and I

The program looks at general theories that explain how the brain works and, in particular, how the frontal lobes are involved in processing and interpreting information from the world around us. Previously, scientists believed that the frontal lobes served no real purpose. Now, a whole new picture is emerging. We see examples of how the frontal lobes are involved in ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013