The Brain

When is it best to learn certain things? What do the various parts of the brain actually do? Can we take things in even when we're not conscious? Experts explore our brains and answer these questions and many more.

There are 6 videos in this series.

5 mins The Dynamic Brain
Dr Fred Dick from Birkbeck College, London, explains how different stages of development can influence the ability to learn.
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5 mins Creativity
Dr Paul Howard-Jones investigates the link between brain function and teaching creativity.
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5 mins Unconscious Learning
Dr Harry Witchel, a senior research fellow at the University of Bristol, measures the unconscious learning taking place in response to a series of stimuli that are either good or bad.
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5 mins Brain Basics
Do you know where different parts of the brain are and how they function? Do you know your sensory cortex from your motor cortex? This short film has the answers.
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15 mins The Learning Brain
What can contemporary brain science tell us about the mysteries of the brain and can this knowledge help improve our ability to teach?
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15 mins The Developing Brain
Do we learn different subjects quicker at certain ages? Does our environment impact significantly on our development?
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