Our Best on the Brain

From the mind’s amazing elasticity to the constraining labels modern psychiatry can apply to our brain activity, follow the latest thinking on the brain.

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 9 Titles

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Marketplace Brain Training: Mind Games Classroom Favourites

Can you train your brain to be better? In a powerful journey into the world of memory, Marketplace host Tom Harrington explores the fears of many Canadians, and his own, when it comes to memory loss. Having lost his parents and father-in-law to Alzheimer’s, Tom puts himself, and an industry, to the test. From popular brain training games to new technology that ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

The Nature of Things Changing Your Mind

This program is a fascinating follow-up to the recent bestselling documentary, The Brain that Changes Itself. Once again, Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge showcases some very compelling neurological cases to illustrate how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders. This time he explores the latest research that offers hope to those suffering ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2011 Hockey and the Concussion Debate

A serious injury to an NHL superstar has focused attention on the problem of concussions. New studies have shown that concussions can damage the brain and have serious long-term effects. In this News in Review story, we look at those findings and how they have reignited the debate about fighting and hockey.
  • 2011
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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  • Hockey and the Concussion Debate

The Nature of Things Invasion of the Brain Snatchers

Parasites brainwashing their hosts — it sounds like something straight out of science fiction. But this is no zombie movie, this is a fascinating new field of study. Scientists have collected hundreds of examples of brain-manipulating parasites. Researchers are starting to untangle how these parasites have evolved to control their victims, whether caterpillars, fish, birds, rats, cats — or humans! And at ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2014

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

Doc Zone The Age of Anxiety

Anxiety. It’s being called the disease of the 21st century. Everybody is either afflicted – or knows someone who is. According to the World Health Organization, disorders related to dread are the most prevalent mental illness on the globe at the moment. Some of us shriek at spiders, others have panic attacks that flare up out of nowhere and mimic ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Brain's Way of Healing

Seven years ago Dr. Norman Doidge introduced neuroplasticity to the world – the idea that our brains aren’t rigidly hardwired as was once believed, but that they can change, and can be rewired. Indeed, what is unique about the brain is that its circuits can, through mental experience and activity, form, unform and reform in new ways. In The Brain's Way ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/18/2017

News in Review - March 2013 The Human Brain: Unravelling the Mysteries

This two‐part story looks at recent advancements in brain research. Canadian scientists are at the forefront of developments that focus on understanding what motivates human behaviour.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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  • The Human Brain: Unravelling the Mysteries