Human Spark with Alan Alda


Alan Alda hosts this exploration into what differentiates humans from other species, investigating our ability to think in symbols, write, and imagine the unimaginable.
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Alan Alda hosts this exploration into what differentiates humans from other species, investigating our ability to think in symbols, write, and imagine the unimaginable.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • UPC: 841887011396
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 95,595

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Human Spark with Alan Alda
1. Episode One: Becoming Us: Our Earliest Ancestors [9:59]
2. Episode One: Becoming Us: Our Neanderthal Cousins [13:15]
3. Episode One: Becoming Us: Flickerings of the Human Spark [4:56]
4. Episode One: Becoming Us: Stone-Age Social Networking [7:00]
5. Episode One: Becoming Us: Crash Course in Primitive Tool Making [7:22]
6. Episode One: Becoming Us: New Theories About Our Origins [12:33]
1. Episode Two: Brain Matters: Our Closest Living Relatives [2:34]
2. Episode Two: Brain Matters: Thinking Like a Chimp [7:16]
3. Episode Two: Brain Matters: Monkey Business: Concepts of Mind [11:05]
4. Episode Two: Brain Matters: Apes Vs. Humans [5:01]
5. Episode Two: Brain Matters: Chimp See, Chimp Do [11:55]
6. Episode Two: Brain Matters: A Helping Hand [4:16]
1. Episode Three: Matters: Welcome to Alan's Brain [5:57]
2. Episode Three: Matters: The Spark Ignites [7:29]
3. Episode Three: Matters: Seeing the Spark [10:21]
4. Episode Three: Matters: Is Language Genetic? [5:40]
5. Episode Three: Matters: The Best of Intentions [11:57]
6. Episode Three: Matters: The Essential Human Spark [13:12]
1. Deleted Scenes: The Human Spark and Man's Best Friend [4:55]
2. Deleted Scenes: Monkeys and Magic Fruit [4:46]
3. Deleted Scenes: The South African Spark [5:37]
4. Deleted Scenes: Less Spark, More Smolder? [5:13]
5. Deleted Scenes: How to Groom Relationships [6:31]
6. Deleted Scenes: I Like You 'Couse You're Like Me [3:30]
7. Deleted Scenes: You + Me = We [2:30]
8. Deleted Scenes: Human Spark = Spite? [6:14]
9. Deleted Scenes: Mirror Neurons [6:08]
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