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National Geographic: My Brilliant Brain / My Musical Brain Set [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 188 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003TFS8V6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,443 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

My Brilliant Brain is a riveting series that tries to answer questions about human intelligence. Do differences in gender and brain size enable individuals to excel far beyond their peers? Or, can education and environment help enable anyone to become a prodigy? Using computer generated images, brain scans and expert testimony we unlock some of the brain's biggest mysteries. MAKE ME A GENIUS - Susan Polgar is the world's first female chess grandmaster. But she wasn't born with her brilliant brain - it was created by a unique experiment that dominated her childhood. We explore how male and female brains are different and also explain miracles of memory. BORN GENIUS - Marc Yu is a seven-year old like no other. At the age of two he heard "Mary had a little Lamb", pulled himself up to a piano and played it back flawlessly. A year later he was playing Beethoven. We look at how a brain grows from conception to puberty to explain the marvel of gifted children. ACCIDENTAL GENIUS - George Widener is autistic and a prodigious savant who can give you the day of the week for any date in history and thousands of years into the future. He is one of about a hundred people in the world who have a serious disability but also a seemingly superhuman mental power. We show how remarkable talents can emerge as a result of disability or trauma. MY MUSICAL BRAIN - BONUS EPISODE - My Musical Brain combines the cutting-edge experiments of top neuroscientists and the experiences of top musicians such as Sting, Michael Buble and Wyclef Jean to reveal why music is so important in our lives. It explores our collective passion for music and illuminates how the brain uses music to create human experience.

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Subtitles: English

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting. 30 Dec 2010
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This DVD set comprises two discs, one with three episodes called 'Make Me A Genius', 'Born Genius' and 'Accidental Genius'. The bonus Disc includes the episode 'My Musical Brain.'

The documentaries are all very well presented, and good for the layperson to follow. They are also interesting for one who knows a bit about the brain already. It goes into just enough depth for it not to be too technical and confusing. There's a lot of typical questions asked, such as is it nature or nurture etc but it is still fascinating all the same. Each episode looks at things from a different perspective, largely focusing on the minds of genius' in order to get an insight into what activity is occurring in the brain compared with the 'normal' person. Many interesting things are discovered. In the 'My Musical Brain' episode, popular musicians such as Sting, Michael Buble and Wyclef Jean are interviewed - and Sting actually takes part in an experiment where the researchers scan his brain whilst he is at work - the findings are truly interesting.

I recommend this to anyone interested in brain science, or science in general. It's really very interesting. I will watch it again and again.

Thank you National Geographic.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Building block 4 Jan 2011
This dvd is useful in providing a good overview of diagnostic ways of exploring what we know and more importantly what we dont know about brain and processing. The musical brain also offers unique insights into programming and the effects of visualisation. However certain aspects are a bit dated and gender biased. Its almsot like a cartoon in parts. However I am still glad I purchased it as it provides a useful catalyst for discussion.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant insight into our amazing brain 9 Aug 2011
I thought I had a better than average knowledge of the human brain but this DVD set opened up a whole new world of understanding. Should be required viewing for everyone -- especially new and prospective parents!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 17 May 2014
This amazing video is fantastic which gives an incredible knowledge of how we humans survive in this planet.
Its great and good for all families. I will recommend for all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! 3 May 2013
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highly recommendable! kids who consider to become a medical professional will benefit from this. i have enjoyed watching this film
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