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Creo

8 minutes

‘If you can do puberty, you can do old age’: a 90-year-old athlete’s perspective

‘I’m losing a little, but I’m using everything I’ve got,’ says the 90-year-old artist Leonard Creo, for whom old age means working much harder to achieve less than before. But all that effort is still an endeavour worthy of care and attention: Creo keeps his body active through racewalk training six days a week, and exercises his mind by sculpting and painting. Ultimately, Creo sees the possibility of happiness pragmatically, as just having something you want to do and doing it regularly. Moss Davis’s film shows this approach to life in action, and it seems to be doing Creo much good.

Director: Moss Davis

Video/Music

What happens when rock stardom doesn’t quite work out?

10 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Philosophy of Religion

How wonder – the linchpin of inspiration and inquiry – makes humans unique

4 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

On the US-Mexico border, loved ones on both sides can see each other but cannot touch

12 minutes

Idea/Consciousness & Altered States

Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose

Chris Frith

ORIGINAL
Video/Cognition & Intelligence

For millennia, we’d never seen anything like film cuts. How do we process them so easily?

7 minutes

Essay/Neuroscience

Where pain lives

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Essay/Human Evolution

Imagination is ancient

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

Stephen T Asma

Idea/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

The history of brainwashing is a red flag for techno-therapy

David Saunders

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes