What Makes Me?
Episode 2 | Inside a Child's Brain
A typical 2-year-old is building 2 million new connections every second, but after the age of two this growth is halted, and a process of pruning begins. The process of becoming someone is about pruning back the brain’s connections.
Episode 2 | Born Unfinished
Human babies are born utterly helpless, compared to many newborn animals. Why?
Episode 2 | Stressed Teens
An experiment in a shop window demonstrates why teens feel far more stressed than adults.
Episode 2 | Your Job Can Reshape Your Brain
The brains of London taxi drivers were tracked before, during and after their training.
Episode 2 | Nuns and the Aging Brain
A study of nuns’ brains shows us how to best protect our brains as we age.
Episode 2 | Stuck in the Present
The case of Henry Molaison reveals an important discovery for neuroscience.