Development (PBS)

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Development (PBS)

  • 1988 ----- color ----- 54 min ----- vhs
  • (Mind, The series, Part 2) By tracing particular brain cells, the development of the human brain is followed from a single cell to a six-year-old brain. Computer graphics, time-lapse microphotography and in utero footage provide viewers with a detailed picture of the development of the human fetus. Experiments reveal that a fetus actively prepares for survival before birth, demonstrating the first signs of interaction between innate programming in the mind and reaction to the environment. At 12 months, the brain's network has already formed language connections, ridding the brain of unused connections. At 18 months, the child experiences the first sense of self.
  • Topics: (Physiology, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral, Psychology: Developmental)