How much do we really know about the brain?

Posted in SSZ Briefings  ·  July 5th 2016

How much do we really know about the brain?

How much do we really know about the brain?

All of us who are interested in learning have, over recent years, become more and more interested in the brain.  We have realised that an insight into how their brains are working may be key to understanding how our students are learning.

For this reason, those of us who are following David Eagleman’s series on The Brain at 9 o’clock on BBC4 on Thursdays will have had a real treat.

And if you’ve who missed it, here’s a link to the first episode.

Eagleman takes us on a journey that explores how the brain, locked in silence and darkness without direct access to the outside world, conjures up that world we all take for granted.

He calls this first programme, ‘What is Reality?’
It’s an hour long, so a cup of tea or coffee is probably called for!

And if you have enough spare time, there are already two more episodes available, with three more to follow.  Episodes 2 and 3 are entitled ‘What makes me?’ and ‘Who is in control?’  Fascinating stuff, told by a riveting guide.


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