Brain

  1. A Mother's Brain

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    Video caption: Melissa Hogenboom explores the hidden forces at play that shape a mother's identity.

    Melissa Hogenboom, BBC science journalist and author, explores the hidden forces at play that shape a mother's identity, biology and physical self.

  2. Are you a 'lark' on an 'owl'?

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    Video caption: Why most people are neither 'larks' or 'owls'

    The assumption that we either love or hate getting up early in the morning is a myth.

  3. Why does our memory fade?

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    Video caption: A team of scientists has concluded we only recall central parts of events, or the gist

    A team of scientists has concluded we only recall central parts of events, or the gist

  4. Can Mozart really boost your brain power?

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    Video caption: Can listening to Mozart make people more intelligent?

    It is said that classical music could make children more intelligent, but when you look at the scientific evidence, the picture is more mixed.

  5. How to train your brain

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    Video caption: Is there a way to train the brain to learn things faster and reduce the effects of stress?
  6. Phrenology: The weirdest pseudoscience of them all?

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    Video caption: Phrenology: The weirdest pseudoscience of them all?

    From the middle of 19th Century, a strange technique arrived that claimed to unlock the secrets of our minds.

  7. The benefits of flexible thinking

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores how thinking flexibly helps you cope better with life's challenges.

    Why exposing yourself to new experiences helps you think more flexibly - and enables you to cope better with life's challenges. Made in partnership with The Open University.

  8. Does a full moon increase abnormal behaviour?

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    Video caption: Does a full moon increase abnormal behaviour?

    Broadcaster Claudia Hammond examines whether science can shed any light on an ancient myth.

  9. Can you boost your brain power naturally?

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    Video caption: How do so-called 'smart drugs' work, and what are their risks?

    Increasingly popular with students and professionals, how do ‘smart drugs’ work, and are they safe?

  10. The Human Brain

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    Video caption: Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by Conan O'Brien to look at the amazing human brain.

    Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by US talk show host Conan O'Brien and neuroscientists David Eagleman and Gina Rippon to look at our plastic, adaptable brains.

  11. Can you really have a photographic memory?

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    Video caption: Is there really a way to remember visual snapshots from life just like a mental scrapbook?

    Is there really a way to remember visual snapshots from life just like a mental scrapbook?

  12. Between Life and Death

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    Video caption: Provocative documentary following the doctors who can now interrupt the death process.

    Documentary following the doctors who can now interrupt, and even reverse, the process of death, and the families asked to make the most ethically difficult decision in medicine.