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Secret Life of the Brain

Synopsis
This five part series looks at the intricacies of the brain, from childhood to adulthood. A A baby’s brain weighs less then a pound, but within it lies the power to control movement, as well as the ability to form emotions and create ideas, memories, and dreams. The effects of prematurity are discussed as well as language development,the effects of illness, injuries, drugs and ageing. (55 minutes each part)
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2002
Documentation
The PBS website http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/ provides further information on the series
Subjects
Biology; Medical sciences; Psychology
Keywords
brain; brain damage; developmental biology; developmental psychology; human biology; neurobiology

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/series/the-secret-life-of-the-brain
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
£59.98
Availability
Sale
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

David Grubin Productions

Sponsor

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

Distributor (Sale)

Name

PBS Shop

Web
http://www.shoppbs.org External site opens in new window

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