This Sunday General Electric and National Geographic’s Breakthrough series continues and this week is about Decoding the Brain.

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This episode explores the human brain, which is one of the most complex object in the known universe: three pounds of tissue that somehow leads to all the triumphs and sorrows of the human race.

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After millennia of speculation about what goes on inside our heads, we now have the tools to explore its deepest reaches. These tools are leading to significant discoveries: breakthroughs that may shed light on the mystery of consciousness, free thousands from comas and afflictions such as epilepsy, and offer relief to people haunted by severe trauma.

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The six part series looks at the science behind remarkable breakthroughs in science, medicine and technology.

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You can catch this week’s episode on DStv channel 181 on Sunday (22 November 2015) at 20:05CAT.

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This article originally appeared on National Geographic

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