Monday, 10 January 2011

The Brain: A Secret History

This new bbc documentary series looks at the darkest moments of psychology and how they have led to advances in the modern understanding of how the human brain works. Its a very interesting program which raises a lot of ethical questions about the means justifying the ends and whether it is morally acceptable to put people/animals through pain in order to further illuminate our understanding of human psychology. I've always been fascinated by the fragility of sanity and the danger of western medicine in its approach to medicated cures for mental illness so this series is pretty illuminating for me. Enjoy

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