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The Human Mind

The Human Mind is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Robert Winston, exploring all aspects of the human mind - from how we learn, to how we're able to recognise faces and what makes one person 'click' with another. The first episode "Get Smart" uncovers what happens in our minds when we learn, remember and have original ideas. The second episode "Personality" explores how our minds shape our personalities throughout our lives. And the third and final episode "Making Friends" investigates the extraordinary way that our minds work to allow us to communicate with other people.

Episode 1 - Get Smart
Robert Winston looks at how memory can be improved and how we can learn physical tasks more easily. He discovers what happens when we have those "eureka" moments of original thought - and how to have more of them.

Episode 2 - Personality
Robert Winston explores how our minds shape our personalities throughout our lives, and reveals how personality traits like extroversion and introversion develop.

Episode 3 - Making Friends
Robert Winston discovers how we recognise people, read their faces and bodies to understand what they're thinking, and then charm them.


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