I’ve just noticed that probably one of the best TV series on psychology and neuroscience ever produced, the BBC’s Brain Story, is available on public bittorrent servers for download.
It is a six part series covering virtually every area of contemporary neuropsychology, including the major researchers, discoveries, techniques and even many of the patients who have been the subjects of classic case studies that have helped us understand the curious effects of brain injury.
It is presented by neuroscientist Prof Susan Greenfield and sadly has never been made available by the Beeb, despite it being both a fine teaching aid and completely compelling viewing.
I was blown away by this series when it first appeared and since managed to get a bootlegged copy, but I’ve never seen it on public servers before.
It’s a landmark series in its accuracy and scope, and because it’s so engrossing for both the seasoned professional and the general viewer.
You can find all six episodes by searching torrentspy.com for “brain story”.
WARNING: TorrentSpy is not safe for work due to porn ads and it’s got an annoying amount of popups. However, you can click here to run the search.
I’ve also tried to capture the direct links to the torrent files below, so hopefully these should do the trick without opening any intermediate webpages.
There’s an introductory guide to bittorrent here if you don’t know how to use it. Each episode is approximately 700Mb and lasts 50 minutes.
If you have trouble viewing the video, download VLC media player, free software which plays almost every video format.
Fine science. Fine television. Shouldn’t be missed.