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That’s Impossible: Mind Control

This series investigates how the impossible is becoming possible, and what it might mean in the future. Reading and controlling a person’s mind is perhaps the one power we don’t want anyone else to have. Imagine a world where you can read your boss’s thoughts, or glean the intentions of your worst enemy. Or what . . . → Read More: That’s Impossible: Mind Control

Phantoms in the Brain

Documentary program hosted by neurologist V.S. Ramachandran that explains his key findings in certain instances of brain damage that have long been viewed as mere curiosities by the scientific community. This episode focuses on blind-sight, phantom-limbs, anosognosia, and hemispatial neglect. The writings of Oliver Sacks and others have shown us that we can learn much . . . → Read More: Phantoms in the Brain

The Secret You

With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science’s greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are?

While the thoughts that make us feel as though we know ourselves are easy to experience, they are notoriously difficult . . . → Read More: The Secret You