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