Mysteries of the Subconscious
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Primal Fear DVDPRIMAL FEAR goes beyond the innate terror associated with our deepest fears to examine the history, psychology, and science behind what scares us most. Each fear--being buried alive under six feet of suffocating dirt, the strike of a lethal snake, terrorist attacks that can occur at any time--will be explored by looking at its history, the science behind it, and contemporary survivor stories that relate what a near-death experience was like.
Examine the roots of each fear, when the fear flourished, how the fear has changed over time, and how many of these fears have been manipulated to create mass hysteria. Listen in as science experts, supported by CGI, show how the instinctual response to danger of "fight or flight" has been essential to survival throughout history, describe the physiological cause of death on those who didn't make it, and explore the influence of these fears on pop culture and the human condition. Feel your pulse quicken and your muscles tense as this fascinating DVD from HISTORY™ brings our most frightening fears to life.
Secrets of Body Language DVD
Most people think they communicate primarily with words, but this Special will reveal the surprising ways people really do get their points across because only 7% of understanding comes from words. The bulk of communication -- 93% -- is through gestures.
Delve into the science of non-verbal signals as this very visual – and highly entertaining – exposé reveals the hidden language in which 93% of human communication takes place. From President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and 2008 President-elect Barack Obama and Senator John McCain, see how both politicians and celebrities used the subtle movements of body language to persuade masses, establish power, and advance careers.
The Brain DVD
THE BRAIN is an astonishing voyage of discovery into our last biological frontier. Although today’s computers can make calculations in one-100th of a second and technology can transport us outside the bonds of Earth, only now are we beginning to understand the most complex machine in the universe.
Using simple analogies, real-life case studies, and state-of-the-art CGI, this special shows how the brain works, explains the frequent battle between instinct and reason, and unravels the mysteries of memory and decision-making. It takes us inside the mind of a soldier under fire to see how decisions are made in extreme situations, examines how an autistic person like Rain Man develops remarkable skills, and takes on the age-old question of what makes one person good and another evil. Research is rushing forward. We've learned more about the workings of the brain in the last five years than in the previous one hundred. This DVD from HISTORY™ brings it all to spellbinding life.