The Big Question (2004) Channel Five

Why Am I Me?

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There are 6 billion people on the planet. Every single one of them are unique individual. We each have thoughts and ideas and memories and feelings. What is happening in your brain when talking and listening?



This is not about mechanics of speaking, listening and understanding a language. This is about subjective sensation of being you. British scientist Susan Adele Greenfield who brings attention to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, explains how the brains generate a mind that is individual to each of us.Welcome to the mysterious world of neurons.

Documentary Description


The Big Question is a five-part science documentary television series broadcast in the United Kingdom on the Five channel, beginning January 2004 and continuing into 2005. In the North American market, it has been re-released on the Discovery Science network. Each half-hour episode is hosted by a renowned authority, and examines the following provocative questions:



* Part 1 - "How Did the Universe Begin?" by Stephen Hawking

* Part 2 - "How Did Life Begin?" by Harry Kroto

* Part 3 - "Why Are We Here?" by Richard Dawkins

* Part 4 - "Why Am I Me?" by Susan Greenfield

* Part 5 - "How Will It All End?" by Ian Stewart



The series has attracted controversy and criticism from creationists, as well as praise from other reviewers.

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