evolutionary history of our last biological frontier... THE BRAIN
A Special Two-Hour Presentation on History �
Premieres Monday, November 10 at 9pm ET
NEW YORK, October XX, 2008� History� presents a historic voyage of discovery into the most complex device in the universe � the human brain. A two-hour special, premiering Monday, November 10 at 9pm ET on History�, THE BRAIN takes viewers on a journey into the mind of man.
From our most basic instincts to our deepest thoughts� the brain controls every aspect of our lives. Until recently, we've known surprisingly little about it, but revolutionary new techniques are unlocking its mysteries. In fact, scientists have learned more about the brain in the past five years than in the last five thousand years.
Using simple analogies, real case studies and computer-generated visualizations, THE BRAIN looks at how the human brain has developed over time to do more. So much so, that in the last two million years, it has doubled in size.
Are some people just naturally evil? How do soldiers make decisions in the heat of combat? And are some people born risk takers? THE BRAIN explains the battle that is waged inside our heads to control our basic instincts and to extreme responses like fear, anxiety, euphoria and lust � revealing why we behave the way we do.
This two-hour special features real people, from an artist with photographic memory who can reproduce a scene in startling detail after seeing it for a only a few moments to a man whose memory is only 30 seconds long, illustrating the remarkable ways in which the brain works.
Specific topics explored in THE BRAIN include a look at how the brains of top athletes get "in the zone," how Navy SEAL's train their brains to control fear, even in the most high-risk combat situations, and a study on how the brains of psychopaths may be different, in an attempt to identify a reason for their twisted thoughts. The special also looks at whether extra-sensory perception could exist and how technology is beginning to supercharge our brains for the 21st century.
Renown scientists and experts in the study of the brain are interviewed in this unique exploration, including psychiatrist Dr. Gregory Berns, Emory University; neuropsychologist Dr. Eric Zillmer, Drexel University; and neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, Baylor College of Medicine.
THE BRAIN is produced for History� by Darlow Smithson Productions. Executive Producers for History� are Charles Nordlander and John Verhoff. Executive Producers for Darlow Smithson Productions are Tom Brisley, Didi O'Hearn and Richard Vagg.
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