Science Behind Human Behavior (01:55)
Dr. Michael Mosley and his team of researchers observe human subjects in fabricated situations to understanding human behavior.
Mosley will examine how memories influence the mind and body by testing a claim that immersion in the memories of youth can stop the aging process. High school classmates arrive at the mansion and the "mole" is put in place.
False Memories (03:33)
James, the mole in the experiment, is embedded in the group of alumni to develop false memories. Studies have shown how easy it is to manipulate memories.
Physical Profile (02:16)
Mosley is interested in mind/body influence. Subjects engage in a sitting-rising test to measure aging.
Humans are Social Animals (01:39)
Alumni discuss their lives after high school and experimenters evaluate their body language. Alpha males tend to have higher levels of testosterone.
School Uniforms And Status (08:49)
To ramp up nostalgia, the alumni change into their old school uniforms. Sensory cues help the brain relocate memories.
Alpha Male (01:47)
Adding in another alpha male alters the group dynamic and showcases social comparison theory. Healthy people are content with their social status.
School Dinners (03:25)
The multi-sensory experience of dinner triggers emotional memories; the amygdala amplifies emotional content. Holding grudges can harm the body.
General Knowledge Quiz (02:16)
Participants participate in a quiz that tests the way we remember things. Adults tend to remember teenage years better than other periods of time.
New Group Introduction (02:02)
Four more alumni arrive and the "mole" works on creating false memories. Memory is pieced together which makes it easily manipulated.
Dance Party (02:53)
Alumni dance to music from their youth and share memories of one another. The brain projects a self image that is better than the reality.
French Lesson (02:30)
A teacher from St. Bede's teaches a short lesson to the alumni. The brain is plastic and you can increase the number of brain cells you have into old age. Stimulating experiences encourages new neural networks.
Unconscious Cues (03:35)
Alumni engage in a priming experiment. Priming touches the unconscious and, in turn, the mind effects the body. Medical results from the start of the weekend are compared to results from the end.
Facial Aging (05:42)
Facial analysis software showed what alumni would look like in old age. The alumni are informed of the true purpose of the experiment and the importance of maintaining health in during middle age.
Credits: Nostalgia Trip (00:40)
Credits: Nostalgia Trip
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