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12 documentaries on neurosciences and neuropsychology

12 documentaries on neurosciences and neuropsychology

May 6, 2021

Documentaries on neuroscience in Spanish can be an excellent resource when it comes to entering the brain for the first time.

After all, many audiovisual production teams have collaborated with scientists over the years to create non-fiction works that summarize the latest discoveries about how our nervous system works.

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Documentaries on neurosciences and the human brain

Below you can see a selection with some of the best documentaries on neurosciences for curious people s , many of them available in Spanish.


Each of these documentaries puts the focus on some relevant aspect of neuropsychology, neurology and other related fields.

1. Mental Games

This is one of the most famous documentary series on neuroscience and psychology in the world. It is a production of National Geographic in which is explained in operation of the basic mental processes from tests and exercises that the spectators can perform. Due to its popularity, the series has several seasons.

2. Cain's brain

One of the best documentaries on neurosciences in Spanish to understand the neurological foundations of violent behavior. Aggression, anger and the ability to treat people as objects that can be damaged are explored from the perspective of brain study.


3. A gifted brain (The Boy With The Incredible Brain)

It is a documentary focused on the life of Daniel Tammet , an autistic savant with a unique brain that makes him a young man with extraordinary abilities. Tammet is able to learn a language in a few weeks and perform incredible mental calculations, among other things. One of the best documentaries on neurosciences available in Spanish to understand the potential of the human brain.

4. In Search of Memory

This documentary is a biopic on Eric Kandel , one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century in regards to the study of memory.

5. Victim of the Brain

A documentary focused on a fascinating subject: the philosophy of the mind and its relationship with the neurosciences . In this film we review the work of Daniel Dennett and the scientist and disseminator Douglas Hofstadter and, despite the fact that many years have passed since it was made, it is still an excellent way to get involved in the subject.


6. Stress: the portrait of a murderer

An excellent documentary about stress and its effects in different areas of our life, and also on our health. It shows some clues that indicate the extent to which constant exposure to high levels of stress degrades our nervous system and the immune system.

7. History of the Brain

Susan Greenfiels , one of the most important neuroscientists in Great Britain, goes through several of the most interesting questions about how we think, how we feel and why we act as we do. Brain Story is one of the best documentaries on neurosciences of the BBC.

8. The Creative brain: how insight works

Psychology and neurosciences applied to the study of creative capacity . A documentary very suitable for those who want to explore new ways to improve their lateral thinking skills.

9. The unconscious brain (The Magic of the Unconscious)

Watching this documentary is a very good way to learn about that part of the mental processes that occur automatically without us noticing but that make up a good part of our actions. In addition, this work demonstrates that when studying unconscious processes the work of Sigmund Freud has been totally outdated.

10. SEIZED: inside the mystery of epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the strangest diseases that are known, since its appearance is based on a pattern of neuronal activation that is not known how or why it begins. This documentary offers a very good summary of the most recent discoveries on the subject.

11. Do you see what I see?

A documentary that explores the way we perceive colors, an element that we can not explain but that we all experience. The investigations shown in it indicate that our way of living colors depends on our state of emotional activation. A good audiovisual product to deepen the psychology of colors.

12. The man with 7 seconds of memory

This film explains the experiences of Clive Wearing , a man who, after having survived encephalitis, was unable to form new memories.


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