Altered States

Three programmes in which Vivienne Parry investigates the mystery of the human mind and looks at what goes on in our brain when we are in an altered state of consciousness.


01The Astonishing Art1998012819990421

HYPNOSIS has cured PHOBIAS and illnesses, but how does it work? NEUROSCIENTISTS, doctors, and hypnotist Paul McKenna explain.

02A Trip To Death And Back1998020419990428

Every day in the operating theatre, anaesthetists delicately balance the consciousness of their patients, keeping them unaware but alive.

Now it seems that brainwaves are the key to turning this art into science.

03 LASTNature's Soft Nurse1998021119990505

Without sleep, we die - but we still do not know why it is so crucial to life.