There is nothing like it in the universe - the human brain. It is a biological structure that has reshaped the planet. It is faster than any man-made computer, and it has become aware of itself. The human nervous system starts with the brain, extends down to the spinal cord, and connects to every part of the body through a vast network of fibers known as the peripheral nervous system. At the heart of this system is the neuron, a specialized cell that carries electrical impulses along neural pathways. Join world renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman as he reveals the complex anatomy of the human brain and guides you through the miraculous functioning of the human nervous system.
Shot in HD, using the latest in 3-D graphics, medical imaging and cadaver specimens, see the human body's nervous system revealed in ways never seen before.
- Evolution of the Brain
- The Three Components of the Nervous System
- Brain Anatomy
- Primitive Brain
- Brain Waves
- Nervous System Diseases
- Spinal Cord Anatomy
DVD Extras: Closed Captioning, Spanish Subtitles, Educator's Guide
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Clip Length: 59 seconds
"classes studying human anatomy will find this series useful in providing information about basic anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and mechanics of the various body systems. Heart surgeon Dr. Mark Reisman describes the anatomy and function of each body system through live-action video, photos, medical imaging, and realistic 3-D animation. The evolutionary development of each body system is also discussed. Cadaver dissections are used to point out structures and organs associated with each system.... The educator's guide contains an extensive vocabulary list and a transcript of the program. Closed captioning and Spanish subtitles are optional."- School Library Journal