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With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science's greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are? While the thoughts that make us feel as though we know ourselves are easy to experience, t...
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In the 1980s, Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) suddenly became the talk of the town. Tens of thousands of Americans were diagnosed with an illness that was previously unheard of. A trigger for this sudden epidemic was the release of a film, “Sybil”. Telling the dramatic story of a wom...
This powerful documentary takes us on a journey of self-discovery. We learn just what humans are capable of through the study of our responses to commands and leadership. How is it that dictators are so easily able to manipulate the masses? Are humans pre-programmed to carry out any actions necessar...
We are bad at making decisions. According to science, our decisions are based on oversimplification, laziness and prejudice. And that's assuming that we haven't already been hijacked by our surroundings or led astray by our subconscious!Featuring exclusive footage of experiments that show how our ch...

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There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to ba...

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Pyromania follows those with an unhealthy fascination for fire.From children who play with fire to the story of John Orr, thought to be responsible for setting over 10,000 fires, to “Bob”, a serial arsonist serving three life sentences in a mental institution.This film journeys into the...
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 A documentary about the country's most famous psychiatric institution, Bellevue Hospital in New York City. The program focuses on the ER, where approximately 7000 patients are admitted each year. Patient profiles over the course of one year include: a former psychology student being treate...
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2002. This documentary reveals the diverse treatments and regimes favoured during the hospital"s past. It was even home to some of Britain's most notorious killers. With exclusive and unprecedented access to Broadmoor"s archives, this film unfolds the extraordinary history of the world&quo...
In 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo and his colleagues set out to create an experiment that looked at the impact of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. Zimbardo, a former classmate of Stanley Milgram (who is best-known for his famous obedience experiment, was interested in expanding upon Milgram'...
On 22 August 1965 Janet Reimer was granted her dearest wish: she gave birth to twins. The two boys, Brian and Bruce, were healthy babies, but they would lead tragic lives, blighted by one scientist's radical theory.When they were seven months old, the boys, who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, were sent t...
A Documentary, with dramatised elements, looking at the psychological profile of Adolf Hitler compiled by a team of Harvard psychologists in 1943. Interviewing former colleagues and the former family doctor who had fled to the USA and using Freudian techniques and theories of the day they came up wi...
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A mockumentary hosted by Dr. Francis B. Gross, a coroner. He is trying to show you the different faces of people while dying.There are faked scenes of people getting killed intermixed with footage of real accidents. There are executions by decapitation (in an Arab country) and the electric chair.One...
With the help of a hammer-wielding scientist, Jennifer Aniston and a general anaesthetic, Professor Marcus du Sautoy goes in search of answers to one of science's greatest mysteries: how do we know who we are? While the thoughts that make us feel as though we know ourselves are easy to experience, t...
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1984. Kenneth Bianchi's multiple personality defense begins to unravel, as psychologist Martin Orne and police investigators begin piecing together a disturbing real-life profile of the defendant and his codefendant, Angelo Buono. It is discovered that both men ran a prostitution ring using young wo...
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Very few people understand the programming of fear, and why it distorts our perceptions. While fear is a program used for our survival, fear also creates irrational beliefs that cause larger systems of fear like politics, religion and the media. "A Virus Called Fear" is a short film about the condit...
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Holding the Sun is the story of a Canadian family's desperate attempt, over a two-year period, to save their son from schizophrenia. The story took an even more tragic turn when Aaron Millar killed his mother Ruth with a ceremonial sword that had been hanging in their living room. The shock and grie...
Following the release of What the BLEEP Do We Know!?, The filmmakers were besieged by requests for more: More information, more science, more applications to their personal lives.August 1, 2006 marks the response to these requests with the release of What the BLEEP – Down the Rabbit Hole, Quantum Ed...
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For some people, finding a partner in life can be difficult. For others, it's almost impossible.10 years ago, a small factory in California began making an alternative partner. Each is tailored made to suit every taste.There are now 3,000 real dolls across the world providing some of those with love...
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Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What’s your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes?Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field – a musical prodi...
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2010, 27 minutes, HD. In the fall of 2006, several US and UK newspapers ran stories concerning psychological breakdowns experienced by Japanese citizens traveling in Paris, France. In an average of a dozen cases a year, Japanese travelers would undergo extreme depression and cultural rejection, some...
Kathy Sykes, professor of Science and Society at Bristol, examines alternative therapies in Europe and the US. Half a million people in England use hypnotherapy every year. It's claimed it can help with addiction, phobias, allergies and even breast enlargement. Kathy meets Richard, who wants to quit...
This 30-minute documentary is the first from an original seriesof eight made for television in 1966.They were the earliest sound-films of Krishnamurti speaking to audiences.Jiddu Krishnamurti (Telugu: జిడ్డు కృష్ణ మూర్తి) or J. Krishnamurti (Telugu: జే . కృష్ణ మూర్తి, Tamil: கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி), (12 Ma...
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In a world full of constant change, we are always aware of what's going on and what we think about it. This gives us a sense of who we are related to what we are aware of. This documentary reveals that awareness itself is not what you
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Presented by Robert Winston, How to Sleep Better is a practical guide to the world of sleep. The programme explores the common problems, dangers and the mysteries that have puzzled scientists for years.One in five motorway accidents are attributed to a lack of sleep, which was also a contributory fa...
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Film Duration: 75 min
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Louise Hay has made a life out of healing people" on their own steam. She has lead the way since the 1980s on how you can heal your own life. At the forefront of the self-help field, Hay has become a Matriarchal figure to many now in the business of self-help. In the 1980s Louise Hay self-publi...
This award-winning program brings to light the complex and controversial history of the mental institution in the U.S. through a detailed study of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. It also debates whether deinstitutionalization has proved an overall failure, leaving more patients homeless...
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A documentary which asserts that it is depressed people who see the world as it really is (and that it is "normal" people who are deluded) and then goes on to explore various different perceptions of reality. Film Duration: 24 min
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RT visits a psychiatric hospital in St. Petersburg where mentally ill patients are given the opportunity to express themselves via art. What window to the soul can be made for killers, drug addicts, and other criminals? Find out in Imprisoned by Insanity. Film Duration: 26 min
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A documentary about the different level of narsissism, from egomaniac to sociopath and psychopathic extremes. A must know for anyone. You may know someone who exibits behavior shown in this film, but they are not your friend. If you vote you are probably going to vote for someone who displays many o...
The human brain is the result of millions of years of evolution. Only 4% in the development of the neocortex separates us from chimpanzees, but this small difference has enabled us to have a greater capacity for communication and learning, to access knowledge. Scientific advances will get the answer...
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In early times, evil spirits were thought to possess people and make them act in strange and frightening ways. By the 1800's, the study of this hysteria led some doctors to believe one person could have separately functioning personalities.In this rare research film from the 1920's, a woman has diff...
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Psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.In a lecture titled 'The Divided brain' he explains that it isn't just "emotion on the right, reason on the left", but instead shows the real differences be...
Psychology Documentary FilmThe American Mafia (or simply the Mafia or Mob in the United States), is an Italian-American criminal society. Much like the Sicilian Mafia, the American Mafia has no formal name and is a secret criminal society. Its members usually refer to it as Cosa Nostra (Italian for...
A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except faults, so he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions.By thought I mean the chattering inside the skull; perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of calculations, and symbols going on inside the head.For as a...
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Early in the 20th Century, individuals who suffered from mental illness had little hope of recovery. Psychiatric medications had yet to be discovered, and the afflicted were often locked away in overcrowded asylums. In 1935 a radical new medical procedure, called a lobotomy, was being performed on t...
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Musical Minds is a NOVA documentary based on neurologist Oliver Sacks's 2007 book "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" about music and the human brain aired on June 30, 2009 on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The documentary features blind piano savant Derek Paravicini, Matt Giordano and...
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"A Summer in the Cage" is filmmaker Ben Selkow's feature-length documentary chronicling his friend Sam's battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for seven years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralyzing depressions, and t...
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1946 film. For the first time, Huston explored the diagnosis and treatment of what used to be called "battle fatigue" or "shell shock" among returning servicemen. This condition is now know as PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder. "Let There Be Light" wasn't released to the public for 30 years for...
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Every child needs a father is a phrase heard often enough, but is there any evidence to support it? In this enlightening documentary, child psychologist Laverne Antrobus goes on a quest to discover why a dad's relationship with his offspring is so important. She uncovers fascinating new research whi...
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Children of Darkness is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. It explored the topic of juvenile psychiatry - an acute lack of mental health care in America for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Many children in these institutions were...