The Brain with David Eagleman

Premiered Oct.-Nov. 2015

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores 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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Clips 42

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Attempting to Create Artificial Intelligence

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Attempting to Create Artificial Intelligence

A humanoid robot that can learn from the world.

Episode 6 | Attempting to Create Artificial Intelligence

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Brain Uploading

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Brain Uploading

Swapping out cells for circuits, it may be possible for the mind to exist digitally.

2:50

Episode 6 | Brain Uploading

2:50

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Cryonic Preservation of the Brain and Body

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Cryonic Preservation of the Brain and Body

One team’s effort to give people a second chance at life.

2:06

Episode 6 | Cryonic Preservation of the Brain and Body

2:06

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Digital Life

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Digital Life

Imagine life inside a computer, in a simulated world. Could we be there already?

2:46

Episode 6 | Digital Life

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Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Emergence: What Ants can Teach Us

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Emergence: What Ants can Teach Us

Cooperation can give rise to something much greater - and teach us about consciousness.

Episode 6 | Emergence: What Ants can Teach Us

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Expanding Our Sensory Horizons

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Expanding Our Sensory Horizons

In theory, there is no limit to the number of new senses we may create in the future.

1:21

Episode 6 | Expanding Our Sensory Horizons

1:21

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | Take Control of Your Future

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | Take Control of Your Future

Our future lies in our own hands.

1:54

Episode 6 | Take Control of Your Future

1:54

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Episode 6 | The Chinese Room Thought Experiment

The Brain with David Eagleman

Episode 6 | The Chinese Room Thought Experiment

Dr. David Eagleman demonstrates the Chinese Room thought experiment.

2:19

Episode 6 | The Chinese Room Thought Experiment

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Previews 6

Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Who will we Be? | Preview

The Brain with David Eagleman

Who will we Be? | Preview

What’s next for the human brain, and for our species?

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Who will we Be? | Preview

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Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Why Do I Need You? | Preview

The Brain with David Eagleman

Why Do I Need You? | Preview

How the human brain depends on other brains to thrive and survive.

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Why Do I Need You? | Preview

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Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman How Do I Decide? | Preview

The Brain with David Eagleman

How Do I Decide? | Preview

A journey through the unseen world of decisions, and how they get made.

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How Do I Decide? | Preview

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Video thumbnail: The Brain with David Eagleman Who is in Control? | Preview

The Brain with David Eagleman

Who is in Control? | Preview

Every decision we make is driven by parts of the brain that we have no access to.

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Who is in Control? | Preview

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