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Human Body: Pushing the Limits

Human Body: Pushing the Limits is a four-part documentary series exploring topics on how the body reacts to moments of extreme stress like being stuck in a cave or running away from forest fires. The first episode "Strength" covers how our muscles react when we are pushed to the limit. The second episode "Sight" covers the aspect of how our eyes react in emergency situations. The third episode "Sensation" covers the way we react to pain and similar sensations. And the fourth and final episode "Brain Power" covers how our brain takes control of our body and can order our body to do things it usually could not or would not do.

Episode 1 - Strength
This episode covers how our muscles react when we are pushed to the limit. It covers stories of how people can suddenly lift masses 6 times his or her weight or run at speeds that even olympic runner can't match.

Episode 2 - Sight
This episode covers the aspect of how our eyes react in emergency situations. We can see much better and see details we normally can not see.

Episode 3 - Sensation
This episode covers the way we react to pain and similar sensations, and then show techniques on how we can curve our perception of pain through tactics such as hypnosis, meditation, focus, etc.

Episode 4 - Brain Power
This episode covers how our brain takes control of our body and can order our body to do things it usually could not or would not do.


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