The Neuron Suite - A James Burke Special (1981) VHSrip
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The Neuron Suite - A James Burke Special (1981)
A James Burke Special on the brain, which he wrote, and presents wearing his familiar breast-pocketed white suit.
He demonstrates the biochemistry of communication between neurons, and how neurotransmission is an electrical message. His props include man-sized models, and he likens the various operations of a hotel to the functioning of a brain. Burke demonstrates learning and habituation. He relates the statement "Today's brains are yesterday's mashed potatoes" to GABA neurons. He likens hyperactivity by a hotel's staff to an epileptic fit.