The Brain with David Eagleman

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Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series.

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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What's the story of one of our body's most complex organs? In this interactive, viewers can explore clips from each of the six episodes of The Brain with David Eagleman. Grades: 9-13+

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The human brain is the most complex object we’ve discovered in the universe, and every day much of its neural circuitry is taken up with the tens of thousands of decisions we need to make. ‘How do I decide?’ is a journey through the unseen world of decisions, and how they get made. 

We start with a simple one: choosing a flavour of frozen yoghurt, and learn that every decision we make is born of a ‘winner takes all’ competition between rival neural networks.

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