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2010: The Brain

The Royal Society Science 2010 Lecture Series on Brain and Behaviour in Association with Radio New Zealand

Some of the world’s greatest mysteries are inside our own heads. Human thought and behaviour remained a puzzle long after we grasped the atom and the nature of space. Until recently much of what we knew about how it all works we learnt when things went wrong.  But this frontier is being pushed back to discover why we think what we think and do what we do.  We are increasingly able to watch 'the beetle in the box'.

In this series some of New Zealand’s most distinguished experts on brain and behaviour will explore what makes us tick, including: how we learned to talk, how we know who we are, how memories are made, why we do bad things, and what happens when things go wrong?