Q&A

4 minutes

‘Have you ever lied to me?’ What do you wish you’d asked your mother as a child?

Affected by Asperger’s syndrome and struggling with the social aspects of school, 12-year-old Joshua Littman knows his brain functions a bit outside the norm for children his age. Animated with humour and heart by the Rauch Brothers, in Q&A this precocious boy and his mother engage in a refreshingly unguarded conversation about their relationship, and the struggles they’ve each faced trying to find happiness with acutely sensitive minds.

Director: The Rauch Brothers

Producer: Lizzie Jacobs, Mike Rauch

Website: StoryCorps

Video/Gender & Sexuality

How a dairy farmer preached radical self-acceptance to his gay son in the 1950s

4 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/History of Technology

Breakthroughs, quackery and strange beauty: the afterlife of outmoded medical devices

5 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Neuroscience

A happy life is built on pleasures such as sex and food, but also company and variety

7 minutes

Essay/Wellbeing

Tripping in the ICU

For those suffering the trauma of intensive care, the soothing swoosh of otherworldly ambient music can be a welcome gift

Charles Fernyhough

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

The bilingual brain: why one size doesn’t fit all

Angela Grant

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Optical illusions show how past experience dramatically influences perception

4 minutes

Idea/Social Psychology

Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it

Neil Garrett

Essay/Neuroscience

Living in the now

She can paint, but not name a painting; learn new music without knowing a tune. Lonni Sue is teaching us much about memory.

Michael D Lemonick