The Brain with David Eagleman DVD

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Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the wonders of the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories, and addresses some big questions. By understanding the human brain, we can come close to understanding humanity.
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Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the wonders of the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories, and addresses some big questions. By understanding the human brain, we can come close to understanding humanity.

Episodes Include:

What is Reality? - How the brain constructs our multi-sensory reality from within the silence and darkness of the skull.

What Makes Me? - How our personality, memories, and sense of self all emerge from neural activity. We are our brains.

Who is in Control? - How the unconscious brain controls much of who we are and what we do.

How Do I Decide? - How the brain navigates the myriad of conscious and unconscious decisions we make every day.

Why Do I Need You? - How the human brain depends on other brains to thrive and survive.

Who Will We Be? - Dr. Eagleman journeys into the future, and asks what's next for the human brain, and for our species.

Producer: Helen Conlan, Jennifer Beamish
Executive Producer: Justine Kershaw, Dan Oliver, David Eagleman
Production Company: Blink Films
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-14
Host: David Eagleman
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 300 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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JUDSON
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5.0 star rating
02/25/22
The Brain
Review by JUDSON on 02/25/22 review stating The Brain
David thinks and presents in ways that explain complicated issues in refreshingly uncomplicated ways. He brings up many important issues that I had not considered at first--that really matter.
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William K.
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5.0 star rating
07/09/21
Logical and Understandable
Review by William K. on 07/09/21 review stating Logical and Understandable
This program not only informs, but crates a hunger to know more. Great educational resource!
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Nose's N.
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5.0 star rating
05/06/21
Thoroughly Delightful
Review by Nose's N. on 05/06/21 review stating Thoroughly Delightful
Beautiful, well articulated presentation. So many OMG moments. Ideal complement to the Cosmos series.
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Jimmy U.
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5.0 star rating
05/06/21
Unlocking The Mystery
Review by Jimmy U. on 05/06/21 review stating Unlocking The Mystery
Beautiful. In this series, Dr. Eaglman asks the tough questions, challenging the viewer to hold on tight and pay attention. The filmmakers manage well to creating a marriage between the Dr.s reality and what the audience sees on the screen. I highly recommend The Brain to anyone who may be curious as to why we do what we do. In my opinion, this video should be required viewing for High School students.
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Pineneedle
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5.0 star rating
02/05/21
Outstanding - so well done.
Review by Pineneedle on 02/05/21 review stating Outstanding - so well done.
I dont own a TV cant recall how I heard about this series, but I ended up watching it online AND then buying the DVD. This is so fantastic. I will watch it again and lend it to friends. Very well done by someone who knows what theyre talking about. As an educator and parent, found so much applicable information. I learned a lot about brain and behavior, and was entertained as well.
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Jd
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5.0 star rating
12/01/20
Up to date Brain science
Review by Jd on 12/01/20 review stating Up to date Brain science
This Cd set is well up to date, and also is a please to watch. I learned many things from the CD. I hope in time they will issue an update to the science facts that are newly discovered, and keep it up to date.
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Macu
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I learn more than expected
Review by Macu on 07/17/20 review stating I learn more than expected
Super!!!!
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Jj
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
very good
Review by Jj on 07/17/20 review stating very good
Back in the 70s I studied neuro chemistry in physiological psychology and this is a good example of how much further research has come. Skip the first half of the first session on the second disk it is just a review of the first disk.
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Makani
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Mysterious Brain
Review by Makani on 07/17/20 review stating Mysterious Brain
If one has not seen this series on TV, get this DVD, or get it for reference. Our brain is our central control bureau. It is good to learn more about it with this very interesting and well presented program.
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Jimboesq
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Mind Expanding
Review by Jimboesq on 07/17/20 review stating Mind Expanding
As an attorney who has tried brain injury cases, and hired some of the best neurosurgeons, neurologists and Ph.Ds in the US, I can share with you that this series will illuminate and expand you mind in an entertaining and informative way like nothing else on the market. This series explains and synthesis biology, chemistry, psychology and anthropology without ever being preachy or overly academic. Every episode will expand your understanding and awareness of your mind, your relationships with others and leave you wanting more information.
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Jat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Inside your head
Review by Jat on 07/17/20 review stating Inside your head
As a scientist, I think this program should be required viewing for anybody in the psychiatry or childhood development fields. Its that good !
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Bill
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Enlightening
Review by Bill on 07/17/20 review stating Enlightening
This was a great series, I highly recommended it.
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Avalanche
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Really good video , easy to understand and relate to
Review by Avalanche on 07/17/20 review stating Really good video , easy to understand and relate to
Thank you, I have been waiting for something like this about how the brain works, could the next one be about how the brain come alive, would be awesome to watch
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Sonny
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Extremely informative.
Review by Sonny on 07/17/20 review stating Extremely informative.
These six shows were highly enlightening. They reveal numerous insightful pieces of new knowledge that will leave you thinking and considering, as you engage the world around you.
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K+
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Terrific
Review by K+ on 07/17/20 review stating Terrific
This series is absolutely fascinating. This kind of thing sets PBS apart from all other sources of information and inspiration. The Brain will transform your concept of humanity.
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Robert
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I was delighted to hear about the functions of our eyes!.
Review by Robert on 07/17/20 review stating I was delighted to hear about the functions of our eyes!.
The best and most intriguing explanations of the multiple functions of our BRAIN. My compliments to Dr.Eagleman. Cant wait and do not want to miss the next installments. I may have missed the first parts??already. We ordered the DVD
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Irishstat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
OUTSTANDING !
Review by Irishstat on 07/17/20 review stating OUTSTANDING !
Great content and even better presentation ...
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Koa
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2.0 star rating
07/17/20
The review in waiting.
Review by Koa on 07/17/20 review stating The review in waiting.
The waiting for delivery continues to be the highlight of the video.
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Dadsfolk
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Must-See
Review by Dadsfolk on 07/17/20 review stating A Must-See
I got a degree in Social Psychology 45 years ago, and have been privately studying social interaction, belief systems, and task-oriented team activities throughout a career in engineering and management in three industries. This series was an eye-opener. Eagleman takes us through the ways in which our development shapes the brain - its plasticity, periods of change, limitations and potential. On the way, we learn about the relationship between the brain and the senses, the mystery of consciousness, the role of emotions and habit in decision making, why social interaction is key to brain development, the brain function behind empathy (and how we reserve empathy for our tribe), and how we settle on a world model which governs our actions. The inquiring mind will be making connections throughout - the persistence of incorrect belief systems, the nature of prejudice, the power of peer pressure (particularly in the teen years), the likelihood of true artificial intelligence, and the prospect for changing the beliefs of others. It is truly a tour de force, and well worth seeing. I watched it on TV, and am buying a copy so I can review it again at leisure, extract quotes, and take the insights and questions it generates further.
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Knowledge H.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Your Brain will be better for watching this fine program
Review by Knowledge H. on 07/17/20 review stating Your Brain will be better for watching this fine program
I was so amazed with the first episode that I preordered the DVD. Watching the rest of the episodes confirmed I made the right choice. The new understandings of the brain along with incredible graphic animations makes the brain so much more understandable. Parents with children will benefit from a better understanding of whats going on in their heads and why.


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