Psychology


New! Should We Erase Bad Memories?: A Debate 66 min.

In the 2004 science-fiction film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, one character undergoes a medical procedure to erase bad memories of her ex-boyfriend. What if such a procedure really existed? Advances in neurotechnology open the possibilities of influencing the brain’s neural activity to modify or eliminate memories that are unpleasant or disturbing. Supporters of such a hypothetical proce...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2023

Episode 1: Perception Deception (Your Brain) 54 min.

Is what you see real? Join neuroscientist Heather Berlin on a quest to understand how your brain shapes your reality, and why you can’t always trust what you perceive. In the first hour of this two-part series, learn what the latest research shows about how your brain processes and shapes the world around you, and discover the surprising tricks and shortcuts your brain takes to help you survive.

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Episode 2: Who's In Control? (Your Brain) 54 min.

Are you in control, or is your brain controlling you? Dive into the latest research on the subconscious with neuroscientist Heather Berlin. Sleepwalking, anesthesia, game theory and more reveal surprising insights in this eye-opening journey to discover what’s really driving the decisions you make.

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Your Brain 120 min.

How does your brain create your reality? Are you in control, or is your brain controlling you? Discover the surprising answers based on the latest research in this journey into the human brain with neuroscientist Heather Berlin. Your brain--for centuries a black box--is slowly giving up its secrets to modern neuroscience, shedding light on big questions that go to the very heart of who you are.

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John Donvan in Conversation with David McRaney on the Science of Changing Minds 51 min.

What does it take to change someone else's mind? It turns out there is a science to it. That's at least according to David McRaney, a journalist, author, and host of the You Are Not So Smart podcast. The first step, he says, is don't overtly try to win an argument. Try instead to express your ideas and lead the person along in stages. This approach—rather than attempting to defeat the opposing par...

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Loneliness in America 6 min.

According to U.S. Census Bureau surveys, Americans have been spending less time with friends and more time alone since before the pandemic, which has only intensified the sense of social isolation. Laurie Santos, a cognitive scientist and psychology professor at Yale University, joins John Yang to discuss the health effects of loneliness and what can be done about it.

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A Hidden Star 90 min.

After the untimely death of her best friend Allison, Mary Beth was paralyzed under a tidal wave of grief and depression. When she discovers Allison’s very real, heartbreaking diary footage of her breast cancer journey, she travels to Ireland with fellow filmmaker Alia Tarraf and a group of devoted friends to scatter Allison’s ashes on the Cliffs of Moher. On returning home, they find their grief h...

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The Art of Grieving 70 min.

Following the untimely death of his 35-year-old brother, an artist immerses himself in a year-long painting project to process grief and answer the question, “how can society be better equipped to deal with the grieving process?”

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Sleep Paralysis and the Phenomenon of the Shadow People 45 min.

Millions of people suffer from the curious condition known as sleep paralysis. Not being able to move or speak after waking, many have also reported seeing otherworldly phenomena while in this state.

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Angels and Saints: Eros and Awe 56 min.

Addressing the topics of gender identity and sexuality, this award-winning video examines psychological, emotional, and spiritual wholeness, namely, the sacred and sensual connection of our bodies and the natural world that western religion has historically demonized and maligned. It is a film about people whom we call our “Angels and Saints” or our “modern messengers”, who have found a path to be...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022