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Being human: life lessons from the frontiers of science.

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Great courses (DVD).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (12 video files (approximately 360 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2012.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 3 Burden of Being Burden-Free Episode 4 Bugs in the Brain Episode 6 Why Are Dreams Dreamlike? Episode 7 Pleasures and Pains of "Maybe" Episode 8 How the Other Half Heals Episode 9 Why We Want the Bodies Back Episode 10 Anatomy of a Bad Mood Episode 11 This Is Your Brain on Metaphors Episode 12 Sushi and Middle Age Episode 1 What's So Special about Being Human? Episode 2 Junk-Food Monkeys Episode 5 Poverty's Remains.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Robert Sapolsky, professor, Stanford University.
Summary, etc.:
Why do we have bad moods? Why do we long for the foods, fashions, and music of our youths? Why do we have vivid dreams? Understanding our humanity is one of the deepest mysteries in science. But fields including biology, neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and sociology are starting to reveal more about the mechanisms of human behavior-and just how intriguing the human species truly is.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Brain.
Human genome.

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