RI Christmas Lectures 2011

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Lecture 3 - Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

Have you ever seen a face in a piece of burnt toast, given your car a name or begged your computer not to crash? Why do you feel pain when someone else is hurt? Why are people so obsessed with other people?

Professor Bruce Hood investigates how our brains are built to read other people’s minds.  With a little help from a baby, a robot and a magician, Bruce uncovers what makes us truly human. 



Lecture 1 - What's In Your Head? Why does your brain look like a giant walnut and how does it create it’s own version of reality?

Lecture 2 - Who's In Charge Here Anyway? How your brain decides what to trust and what to ignore, without you even realising.

Lecture 3 - Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking? Why our brains are built to read other people’s minds and why we can feel someone else’s pain.

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Executive Producer
Series Producer
Director
Assistant Producer
Researcher
Production Manager
Production Co-Ordinator
for BBC4, BBC2