Horizon: Finding My Mind - Unravelling the Mysteries of the Brain

Alternative title
Horizon: The Secret You
Synopsis
For thousands of years philosophers have tried and failed to come up with satisfactory answers to questions such as ''who am I?'' and ''how does my biological brain make my subjective mind?'' But recently neuroscientists have made some fascinating and unnerving discoveries. In this thought-provoking programme Oxford University professor of mathematics Marcus du Sautoy takes a journey deep into his own brain - a willing guinea pig for some of the most extraordinary experiments known to neuroscience - to discover where ''free will’' and ''self’' actually come from. Horizon discovers that you are not what you think you are.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Notes
Broadcast on 2-/10/2009 on BBC1 under the title HORIZON: THE SECRET YOU
Documentation
A transcript of the programme in pdf format is available free at http://www.bbcactive.com/BroadcastLearning/MediaSupportFiles/Finding%20My%20Mind.pdf
Subjects
Biology; Psychology
Keywords
brain sciences; experimental psychology; neurology; thought processes; self

Credits

Contributor
Marcus du Sautoy

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2010

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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