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  • Summary

  • Stephen Fry travels into the most remarkable place we know - our brain. The organ of knowledge and the one we know least about. 

    Over 12 episodes Stephen explores just how much we’ve learned about this mysterious structure in recent years and tries to answer some of the most difficult questions that remain. 

    To do this, we relay the discoveries and stories of neuroscientists, psychologists, anthropologists and even philosophers, to add illumination and perspective as we travel. Each episode will be full of brainy stories: some shocking, some thrilling, some scarcely believable. 

    A SamFry Production for Audible Originals. 

    ©2022 Audible, Ltd (P)2022 Audible, Ltd
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  • Jan 24 2022

    Wiring five hundred trillion pathways.

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    33 mins
  • Jan 24 2022

    The evolution of the brain.

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    34 mins
  • Jan 24 2022

    How our brains interact with reality.

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    35 mins

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Master Orator / Poor Subject Matter

It's a one sided story of our 'history' as told by neurological scientists, via a master orator, formally known as 'psychiatry' in a forced theoretical oration as being fact, merely because they're spent millions to say it is so.

There is a misconception here that the 'brain' is the 'mind' and vice verse. That our environment determines the signals we have to interpret thus obtaining sentience and thereby forming a language. That memory is only biological and built newly each time its required.

These theories are not facts and have gapping holes in their usability. It's very much still along the lines of 'chemical imbalances' are the cause of mental illness. They're unproven. Theory without workability. Nor does it give a scalable method from bottom to top level direction for memory, sensory improvement or perceptic ability.

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Fascinating

Loved this series, so much so that I binged the lot! As usual SF does himself proud with an enthralling subject, entertaining and jaw dropping anecdotes. Stephen has a beautiful timbre to his voice, is expressive and clear and just so easy to listen to. Please sir, can I have some more!!

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So Important

It is so good to know Stephen Fry is supporting Neurodiversity. This has helped me to feel a little bit safer in this world. This is perfectly researched, up to date to the second. A bold and upstanding ally as he has always been.
Thank you to everyone behind this.

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An elegant and engaging insight into the mind.

An absolutely phenomenal overview of the science and research that has been conducted into the brain and mind.

The perfect balance of Neuroscience, Psychology, and History for anyone with a keen interest.

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Brilliant

Need to listen it's fantastic and Stephen fry is the best narrator ever !! Definitely worth listening to

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Incredibly interesting, masterfully narrated

This was an incredibly interesting insight into how our brains work explained and narrated by the brilliant Stephen Fry. What could be a dry and probably boring experience becomes and incredible well narrated, as entertaining as informative under Fry's extraordinary storytelling. Absolutely recommended for anyone with a curious mind.

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Essential listening easy to understand and beautifully presented

I’m a retired doctor and although I was aware of much of the information regarding our current brain function, less so on its evolution. Stephen Fry takes us on a fascinating journey from past to present and future. For someone nearing the tail end of their life, fearing the consequences of an ageing brain, there is help to stave off the more severe consequences of dementia. The insight into “The Spectrum” was particularly helpful. Thank you Stephen.

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facinating

excellent series, enjoyed it from start to finish. great to hear what little I know about the brain be summed up into modern ideas. if this is anything to go by we are in for some fascinating times in the bew future.

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thank you

absolutely brilliant. finally. thank you for shinning a light on the misunderstood. this is a brilliant

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this is great!

I love the narrative style, how the scientific discoveries are interwoven with a scenario. loved how we started from the very start of humans to the us of today. this is such a great piece! I learned so much.

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  • 13-02-2022

fascinating but wheres 12

Why isnt chapter 12 here like it said, what about the last one. Its great but when is chapter 12 coming ouy.

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  • SusieKath
  • 20-02-2022

Excellent but?

Stephen Fry is excellent as always on this fascinating series but my brain is wondering where episode 12 is!

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  • Rebecca M Delugish
  • 17-02-2022

Where is episode 12?

Stephen Fry always picks very interesting topics. Very well done, thoroughly researched and well narrated. Just wondering where the last episode is.

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  • 03-05-2022

Fascinating

Stephen's wonderful deep voice, careful pronunciation, & keen intelligence are at top form here. He draws you in to his story (which is our story) & keeps you fascinated and hanging on every word.
I do hope that I can find a bibliography of the books he mentions.

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  • Veritas
  • 01-04-2022

Excellent

The entire series, as are most of Fry’s projects, is wonderfully engaging, well researched, and beautifully narrated. Stephen Fry can make any subject interesting and certainly doesn’t miss the mark with this series. The episodes flew by, leaving me wanting more.

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  • 18-03-2022

I need episode 12!

Loved it, but where is the 12th episode? I especially liked the episode about sleep, it was fascinating.

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