Is Seeing Believing? An hour-long BBC documentary that brings you into the amazing world of illusions and how they play tricks on the mind. The “tricks” shown in the documentary seem simple and allow the audience to get a sense of how the brain changes what it perceives opposed to what is actually there, in reality, they are basic illusions however their ideas are at the forefront of sociological science and neuroscience.
The trickery demonstrated is fun but behind the games, there are important principals used which are helping scientists to understand how the human brain works both collectively and as an individual.
One of the amazing things that the brain seems to be able to do very well is map different functions. This is just what happened to Daniel Kish who completely lost his eyesight at the age of 13 months but is still able to see the world using sound much in the same way a bat would. The documentary Is Seeing Believing? takes us beyond what most of us think the brain can do.