Secrets Of The Brain

Secrets Of The Brain

3 Seasons

Neuroscientist Dr. Jack Lewis goes in search of people with unusual neurological conditions that give us a fascinating insight into how our brains work.

Secrets Of The Brain
  • Lying

    Episode 1

    Dr Jack Lewis also meets an incredible man who woke from a coma to his brain producing a string of lies, he was confabulating.

  • Risk
    Episode 2


    Episode 2

    Dr Jack meets extreme risk taker Matthew Adams. Will tests at the University of Cambridge show that Matthew has a different brain from non-risk taking Jack?

  • Plasticity

    Episode 3

    Dr Jack meets a man who has defied all odds by miraculously recovering from severe brain damage, after a car crash left him lying in a coma for three months.

  • Hypnosis

    Episode 4

    In this episode we explore the science of persuasion and discover that even a hardened sceptic can be convinced – Dr Jack himself included.

  • Genius

    Episode 5

    In this episode, Dr Jack Lewis investigates the neuroscience behind genius. He meets a genuine genius, Sabrina Chevannes, a woman with an IQ of 178 at just 4.

  • Cyborg

    Episode 6

    Dr Jack meets David Rose who uses a new technology that doesn’t work with his paralysed body – it actually taps directly into his mind.

  • Music

    Episode 7

    Dr Jack is going to sing with a choir like no other. Many of the members cannot talk, but they can sing!

  • Empathy

    Episode 8

    We meet an individual who has an extraordinary neurological condition, mirror touch synaesthesia, allows them to feel the exact sensation or emotion of another.

  • Gut
    Episode 9


    Episode 9

    Jack meets a poker player who has won millions in high stakes international tournaments using his gut instincts.

  • Twins
    Episode 10


    Episode 10

    Dr Jack Lewis is on a mission to understand why identical twins are such an asset to science from development in the womb onwards.