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How does your brain work?
How does your nervous system work?
Nerve impulses
Coding information
The need for speed
Myelin
Nerve cells
Neurones
Nerve connections
A synapse
Interfering with transmission
Mind-altering drugs
Nature's poisons
Nerve gases
Why use neurotransmitters?
Parts of the nervous system
Central nervous system
Peripheral nervous system
Autonomic nervous system
'Fight or flight'
Lie detectors
Illness and the brain
Disorders of the nervous system
Stroke
Recovery from stroke
Alzheimer disease
Is Alzheimer disease inherited?
Understanding Alzheimer disease
Treating Alzheimer disease
Changes in Alzheimer disease
Motor neurone disease
Understanding MND
MND on Guam
Creutzfeld-Jacob disease
Understanding CJD
'New variant' CJD
BSE to CJD?
Multiple sclerosis
Understanding MS
Treating MS
Parkinson disease
Understanding Parkinson disease
Treating Parkinson disease
Future treatments
Nerve cell replacement
New drug treatments
Disorders of the mind
Schizophrenia
What is schizophrenia?
Treating schizophrenia
Is schizophrenia inherited?
A history of misunderstanding
Anxiety disorders
Panic disorder
Treating panic disorder
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Causes of anxiety
Phobias
Curing phobias
Complex phobias
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Treating OCD
Depression
Is depression inherited?
What is depression?
Treating depression
Manic depression
What does your brain do?
Your mind
Language
Language and your brain
What tone of voice?
Speaking words
Language pathways in your brain
Understanding words
Language pathways in your brain
Learning how to talk
Learning your own language
Are we born knowing how to talk?
Learning a second language
When did humans start talking?
Evolution of language
How did humans start talking?
Can apes learn language?
Kanzi
Memory
Losing memory
Amnesia
Types of memory
Long-term memory
Working memory
Early memories
Improving your memory
Ancient memory tricks
Smart drugs
Where are your memories?
Laying down new memories
Losing short-term memory
Long-term memory
Remember or forget?
Working memory
Déj vu
A split brain
How does your memory work?
Laying down memories
Nerve connections
Strengthening connections
Emotions
Extreme emotions
Anxiety disorders
Recognising emotions
Expressions around the world
Faking it
Why do you have emotions?
Using your emotions
Losing emotions
What happened to Gage?
Emotions and your brain
Animal emotions
Fear
Fear and the amygdala
Happiness
Laughter
Anger
Emotion and memory
Attention
Selecting information
Putting information together
Sleeping and dreaming
Why do we dream?
Your sleep cycle
Your body clock
How much sleep do you need?
Parts of your brain
Our unique human brain
A brain of two halves
Left- or right-handed?
Splitting the brain
Your senses
Seeing
How your eyes work
How photoreceptors work
Colour blindness
How do you see?
Visual maps in your brain
Where is it?
Is it moving?
What is it?
Faces
Agnosia
Hearing
The sound of music
How do you hear?
Taste and smell
Tasting
Acquired tastes
Smelling
Smell your partner
Touch and body position
Sensitive skin
Pain
Getting dizzy
Mixing the senses
Explaining synaesthesia
Fooling the senses
Explaining phantoms
Moving
How do you move?
Muscle maps in your brain
Co-ordinating movement
Spine injuries
Effect of spine injuries
Smooth mover
Parkinson's disease
Huntington disease
Watching the brain work
Imaging the living brain
Looking at the brain
CAT scans
MRI scans
Uses of MRI
How MRI works
Measuring activity in the brain
EEG
How awake are you?
EEG and epilepsy
MEG
MEG: the future?
Measuring blood flow
PET and the brain
How PET works
fMRI
Exciting the brain
Uses of TMS
How TMS works
Drugs and your brain
What is a drug?
Nerve connections
A synapse
Interfering with transmission
Mind-altering drugs
Addictive drugs
Pleasure-seekers
Stimulants
Caffeine
Caffeine abuse
Nicotine
Nicotine abuse
Quitting smoking
Amphetamines
Uses of amphetamines
Cocaine
Coca-Cola
Painkillers
Opiates
Opiate abuse
Your body's own painkillers
Aspirin
Sedatives
Alcohol
Alcohol abuse
Barbiturates
Uses of barbiturates
Benzodiazepines
Uses of benzodiazepines
How does your brain grow?
Making and wiring up a brain
Making nerve cells
The nerve cell factory
A new brain
Folic acid and the growing brain
Wiring up brain to body
Following signposts
Genes and wiring
Nerve cell suicide
Your unique brain
Early brain development
Increasing connections
Use them or lose them
Male and female brains
Making connections
Maps of targets
Language
Language and your brain
What tone of voice?
Speaking words
Language pathways in your brain
Understanding words
Language pathways in your brain
Learning how to talk
Learning your own language
Are we born knowing how to talk?
Learning a second language
When did humans start talking?
Evolution of language
How did humans start talking?
Can apes learn language?
Kanzi
Memory
Losing memory
Amnesia
Types of memory
Long-term memory
Working memory
Early memories
Improving your memory
Ancient memory tricks
Smart drugs
Where are your memories?
Laying down new memories
Losing short-term memory
Long-term memory
Remember or forget?
Working memory
Déj vu
A split brain
How does your memory work?
Laying down memories
Nerve connections
Strengthening connections
Emotions
Extreme emotions
Anxiety disorders
Recognising emotions
Expressions around the world
Faking it
Why do you have emotions?
Using your emotions
Losing emotions
What happened to Gage?
Emotions and your brain
Animal emotions
Fear
Fear and the amygdala
Happiness
Laughter
Anger
Emotion and memory


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