"The vast majority of love and sex occurs in the brain. Your brain decides who is attractive to you, how to get a date, how well you do on the date, what to do with the feelings that develop, how long those feelings last, when to commit, and how well you do as a partner and a parent.
Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own.
Renowned meditation teacher Kornfield and acclaimed neurobiologist Siegel present a professional training course on the powerful intersection of mindfulness and modern science.
Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do. This ambitious project blends science with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories, and addresses some big questions. By understanding the human brain, we can come close to understanding humanity.
As the Rugby World Cup kicks off, former rugby international John Beattie investigates the link between the sport and brain injuries. He hears worries from those inside the industry that the elite game is putting players at risk, and how these risks could affect the future of the sport. As John travels to the United States to look at scientific evidence that a rugby career can damage the brain long term, top doctors in the game explain what the sport is doing to tackle the problem.