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The Brain: Our Universe Within

The Brain: Our Universe Within is a Discovery Channel documentary series hosted by David Suzuki, exploring the evolution of the human brain and how it works. The series consists of four episodes, which explore activity and function in the brain using computer graphics to explain brain function. The first episode "Evolution" explores how human brains have evolved in both function and size and how the brain evolves from birth to adulthood. The second episode "Memory" tells of how memory works. The third episode "The Miraculous Mind" looks at how humans recover from brain injury. And the fourth episode "Matter over Mind" examines how chemicals affect our behavior and emotions.

Episode 1 - Evolution
This episode explores how human brains have evolved in both function and size and how the brain evolves from birth to adulthood.

Episode 2 - Memory
This episode tells of how memory works; it looks at how the brain stores everything we encounter in life and how we can retrieve the memories.

Episode 3 - The Miraculous Mind
This episode looks at how humans recover from brain injury; it reveals how the brain can sometimes repair and restore itself after trauma, injury, or illness.

Episode 4 - Matter over Mind
This episode examines how chemicals affect our behavior and emotions - our thoughts, feelings, spirituality and creativity.


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