Redesign My Brain With Todd Sampson
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Redesign My Brain With Todd Sampson: Mind Over Matter

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC October 24, 2013

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In the final episode of his journey, non-swimmer Sampson faces his greatest fear - being chained, handcuffed and blindfolded underwater with only his radically improved brain ...

In the final episode of his journey, non-swimmer Sampson faces his greatest fear - being chained, handcuffed and blindfolded underwater with only his radically improved brain to help him escape. In just four weeks he must learn the skills required to survive the challenge of his life.

Redesign My Brain with Todd Sampson
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Redesign My Brain with Todd Sampson: Sharpen My Senses

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC June 4, 2015

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During episode two, Todd puts his brain plasticity to the test. To prove he's been able to improve his sensory perception and awareness, he puts his senses to the test in an ...

During episode two, Todd puts his brain plasticity to the test. To prove he's been able to improve his sensory perception and awareness, he puts his senses to the test in an incredible challenge - to crack open a three-wheel safe with a million different combinations in under an hour, and in front of an audience in a noisy room at a Master Locksmith's Convention.

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
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The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

Episode 2 SBS March 27, 2017

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Dr Chris van Tullenken has been trying to treat specially selected patients without drugs and wants to share what he's learnt with fourteen thousand patients at the clinic. ...

Dr Chris van Tullenken has been trying to treat specially selected patients without drugs and wants to share what he's learnt with fourteen thousand patients at the clinic. The drug free clinic has an underwhelming launch, as Dr Chris learns that people would rather pop a pill than make lifestyle changes. Chris meets Crystal, who is taking 30 pills a day for her chronic back pain. Over five months and a dramatic withdrawal from her addictive meds, Chris leads her on an extraordinary road to recovery.

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs
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The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

Episode 1 SBS March 20, 2017

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Last year, doctors in the UK handed over a billion prescriptions, a 50 percent rise in the last 10 years. Dr Chris van Tulleken knows drugs save lives, but he believes ...

Last year, doctors in the UK handed over a billion prescriptions, a 50 percent rise in the last 10 years. Dr Chris van Tulleken knows drugs save lives, but he believes Britain's prescription drug binge is dangerous. To find solutions, he takes over part of a busy GP surgery in East London to try and take patients off their pills and treat them in other ways. His first patient is Wendy, who has been taking pain killers for the last 20 years to deal with chronic pain in her shoulder. Chris is determined to prove to her that drugs don't work, but she'll need a lot of convincing. He devises an experiment - two weeks' worth of medication with a twist: some of the pills are placebos, and some are the real thing, but she doesn't know which is which.

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You
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Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You: The First Eight Weeks

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC February 2, 2016

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Hosted by Michael Mosely, this series tells the amazing story of how we are made. With privileged access to the first beats of a human heart, it uses groundbreaking imagery to ...

Hosted by Michael Mosely, this series tells the amazing story of how we are made. With privileged access to the first beats of a human heart, it uses groundbreaking imagery to capture all the drama of human development.

Child Of Our Time: Killing Creativity
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Child Of Our Time: Killing Creativity

Season 7 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge March 29, 2011

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The childrens' imaginations are explored to see how they respond to set tasks. In this episode, five of our families explore what creativity is and why it matters. Also, see ...

The childrens' imaginations are explored to see how they respond to set tasks. In this episode, five of our families explore what creativity is and why it matters. Also, see how children distinguish between fears and reality. We are all born with creative potential, but by adulthood it has often disappeared.

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You
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Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You: Against The Odds

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC February 9, 2016

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Michael Mosley recounts our middle weeks in the womb. At eight weeks we all appear to be the same, but in the next stage of our development an incredible series of ...

Michael Mosley recounts our middle weeks in the womb. At eight weeks we all appear to be the same, but in the next stage of our development an incredible series of transformations takes place that makes each of us unique.

Child Of Our Time: Fitting In Or Standing Out
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Child Of Our Time: Fitting In Or Standing Out

Season 7 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge March 27, 2011

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As seven-year-olds, the children are discovering how they fit into the groups around them. The children and their parents are set tasks to see which of them want to fit in and ...

As seven-year-olds, the children are discovering how they fit into the groups around them. The children and their parents are set tasks to see which of them want to fit in and who are comfortable standing out.

Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You
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Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You: The Final Push

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC February 16, 2016

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In the final part of this epic series, Michael Mosley charts the final months of life in the womb when cartilage hardens to form the skeleton. The brain is developing rapidly ...

In the final part of this epic series, Michael Mosley charts the final months of life in the womb when cartilage hardens to form the skeleton. The brain is developing rapidly too, laying the foundations for memory.

Great Ormond Street
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Great Ormond Street: Buying Time

Season 2 Episode 3 ABC2 March 3, 2013

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The third episode focuses on Great Ormond Street's heart transplant team. Every year, the number of donor hearts decreases: safer roads, better intensive care and a society ...

The third episode focuses on Great Ormond Street's heart transplant team. Every year, the number of donor hearts decreases: safer roads, better intensive care and a society reluctant to donate means fewer hearts and longer waits for children for whom transplant is the last resort. The Berlin Heart is a revolutionary machine that keeps these children alive. However, it's a precarious existence as the machine can only buy them time until the rare gift of a heart is made.

Child Of Our Time: Power Struggles
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Child Of Our Time: Power Struggles

Season 3 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge February 28, 2011

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In this episode, Professor Winston looks at the battle for independence and why it's important for children to win it. But how do we become winners, what happens to the losers ...

In this episode, Professor Winston looks at the battle for independence and why it's important for children to win it. But how do we become winners, what happens to the losers - and is fighting actually good for us?

Great Ormond Street
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Great Ormond Street: A Chance At Life

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC2 February 24, 2013

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Episode two provides an intimate portrait of two surgeons in Great Ormond Street's General Surgery unit. Navigating between ground-breaking success and devastating failure, ...

Episode two provides an intimate portrait of two surgeons in Great Ormond Street's General Surgery unit. Navigating between ground-breaking success and devastating failure, they must balance the risk of surgery against the chance of success.

The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?
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The Placebo Experiment: Can My Brain Cure My Body?

SBS March 16, 2020

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Could the power of fake pills be used to treat some of our most common medical complaints? To find out, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on Britain's largest ever trial to ...

Could the power of fake pills be used to treat some of our most common medical complaints? To find out, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on Britain's largest ever trial to investigate the placebo effect. He is heading to Blackpool to gather 117 people suffering from backache, one of the leading causes of chronic pain, before trying to treat them with nothing but fake pills and the power of the mind.

Child Of Our Time: Active Or Idle
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Child Of Our Time: Active Or Idle

Season 3 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge March 1, 2011

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How do babies grow? And how much does their environment influence their physical prowess? In the final program of the series, explore the factors that make some children ...

How do babies grow? And how much does their environment influence their physical prowess? In the final program of the series, explore the factors that make some children athletes-to-be, while others become couch potatoes.

Great Ormond Street
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Great Ormond Street: Experimental Surgery

Season 2 Episode 6 ABC2 March 24, 2013

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The final episode of this revelatory observational series follows Great Ormond Street's cardiothoracic surgeons as they perform some of the most difficult and innovative ...

The final episode of this revelatory observational series follows Great Ormond Street's cardiothoracic surgeons as they perform some of the most difficult and innovative surgery in paediatric medicine.

Child Of Our Time: The Will To Win
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Child Of Our Time: The Will To Win

Season 7 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge March 24, 2011

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Why do some of us give up easily when faced with a problem, while others persevere? Five of our families undertake practical tasks that explore the children's and their ...

Why do some of us give up easily when faced with a problem, while others persevere? Five of our families undertake practical tasks that explore the children's and their parents' motivation, self-belief and desire to succeed. See what makes people resilient and try to understand the factors that give them inner determination or make them anxious and afraid to try. The opportunities a child has early in life can make a difference, but the results are often surprising.

Child Of Our Time: Flesh And Blood
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Child Of Our Time: Flesh And Blood

Season 6 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge March 14, 2011

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Alex and Ivo are identical twins - held back a year they are ready to start school. The children are asked who they would turn to in challenging situations. Dr. Alex Cutting's ...

Alex and Ivo are identical twins - held back a year they are ready to start school. The children are asked who they would turn to in challenging situations. Dr. Alex Cutting's measures the quality of the children's relationships. It has long been thought that our parents had the most significant influence on our lives, but scientists are now realising that our brothers and sisters might be even more important.

Child Of Our Time: The Making Of Me
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Child Of Our Time: The Making Of Me

Season 4 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge March 6, 2011

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Self-esteem is a key element of happiness and success and makes us feel good about ourselves. During our lifetimes, self-esteem can fluctuate, because it is not something we ...

Self-esteem is a key element of happiness and success and makes us feel good about ourselves. During our lifetimes, self-esteem can fluctuate, because it is not something we are born with, it is something we acquire. A child's self-esteem can be boosted when their parents are pleased with them. Having an achievement recognised is a sure-fire way to do this. A child that is never praised will become de-motivated, and constantly being told off can be damaging for a child's self-esteem.