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The Human Spark

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Video thumbnail: The Human Spark A Matter of Size

The Human Spark

A Matter of Size

A look at the brains of a rat, monkey, chimp and human.

3:03

A Matter of Size

3:03

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark Beyond the Present

The Human Spark

Beyond the Present

A look at humans' unique ability to reflect upon events.

0:52

Beyond the Present

0:52

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The Human Spark

Cooperation

A brief look at the cooperative and social nature of humans.

0:19

Cooperation

0:19

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark Human Language

The Human Spark

Human Language

A look at the difference between human language and others.

1:35

Human Language

1:35

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark Human Nature

The Human Spark

Human Nature

A look at the ways in which monkeys and apes are similar to humans.

4:45

Human Nature

4:45

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark If It Ain't Broke...

The Human Spark

If It Ain't Broke...

Archaeologist John Shea explains early humans' first tools.

1:24

If It Ain't Broke...

1:24

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark Insight and Imagination

The Human Spark

Insight and Imagination

An overview of how insight and imagination distinguish humans from others.

2:15

Insight and Imagination

2:15

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark Scanning the Brain

The Human Spark

Scanning the Brain

An introduction to MRI scans.

6:50

Scanning the Brain

6:50

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark The Brain in Action

The Human Spark

The Brain in Action

A look at the regions of the brain that are activated during different tasks.

6:50

The Brain in Action

6:50

Video thumbnail: The Human Spark To Make A Spear

The Human Spark

To Make A Spear

Archaeologist John Shea demonstrates the construction of a primitive spear.

4:32

To Make A Spear

4:32

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