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7 documentaries that talk about the human brain

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The human brain. This organ, the main element that controls the body and allows us to be who we are, is nevertheless one of the most unknown. Sometimes considered as the last frontier to explore due to its high level of complexity,brain even today it hides a great multitude of secrets that science has not yet been able to fully reveal.

In this way, the study of him has become fundamental in order to explain who we are, how we configure ourselves and how we can improve our health and well-being. There is still a long way to go to fully understand it, so that a high level of research is required both now and in the near future.

While the knowledge available to date is available at books and manuals, It is still true that sometimes an image is worth a thousand words, facilitating the understanding and study of the phenomena viewing videos and documentaries. And, if more than an image we have a series of frames that are happening quickly, the better. For this reason, it may seem interesting to know some of the documentaries about the human brain that are most helpful to understand the human mind.

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Documentaries about the brain

Below you can find a series of documentaries that can help you understand what the brain is, what parts it is made of and how it works. They are not ordered according to a clear criterion, all of them are equally recommended.

1. Brain, the Last Enigma

This production of about fifty minutes of duration carried out by the producer New Atlantis, reflects what the brain is, how it has evolved and how brain circuits work. Throughout the documentary we are also told about some theories or points of view about the brain configuration. The effects of some disorders and difficulties related to brain dysfunctions.

2. Baby's Brain: Networks 447

This episode of this popular Eduard Punset show deals with brain development in childhood. It places special emphasis on the growth process during the first two years of life of infants, studying the formation of different brain systems, such as pain. A clear documentary that facilitates the understanding of the evolution of the brain.

3. Psychology. The secret life of the brain. The brain of an old man

This documentary carried out by the Odyssey Channel and directed by Edward Gray tries to explain the development and evolution of the brain in old age. Reference is also made to aging, slowing down of function, and difficulties with brain damage and disorders, such as strokes. There is also talk of some studies on improving the quality of life of neurons in old age.

4. The brain, an enigma for science

In this documentary carried out by the History Channel I know explains the functioning of different brain systems and their effects on behaviorsuch as fear, sensation seeking, or orgasm.

5. The plasticity of the brain

This documentary talks about the adaptive property of the brain, plasticity or neuroplasticity. Through this property the human brain is capable of learn and cope with big changes and overcome problems such as brain disorders. Although it is a property that is especially observable during our growth period, the human nervous system retains a certain capacity throughout its life. Brain plasticity is what allows us to recover from a brain injury, allowing for example to recover speech and movement in cases of stroke.

6. My Musical Brain

Music has been a constant element in the history of almost all cultures in the world since ancient times, shaping part of our lives and participating in human socialization. This documentary by National Geographic try to explore how the brain processes music, how it affects emotions and cognitions and how it modulates our brain function.

7. The Science of Fear

This documentary by Discovery Channel explore the thrill of afraid. This emotion is a fundamental tool when it comes to explaining our behavior, as a mechanism dedicated to ensuring our survival and well-being. Throughout the documentary we talk about the effects of fear on behavior, its functions and importance as a survival and adaptation mechanism, as well as the brain process that leads to he.

Any more suggestions?

If you know more documentaries about the human brain, you can tell us about them in the comments section to encourage other readers to see it. This list is not closed!

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