Terra X: maiBrain

Episode 1: Senses and Consciousness

How is the image of the world created in our minds? And how do we actually know that this world really exists and that we are not in a simulation? To solve this riddle, researchers are delving deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of nerve cells.
With sensory illusions and attention tests, Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim pushes the grey cells to the limit. How can it be explained that we sometimes see things that do not exist in reality? Researchers use such perceptual illusions to understand how our brain constructs reality.


WRITER & DIRECTOR: Luise Wagner     CAMERA & EDITOR: Jonas Sichert      SOUND: Till Röhlig     COSTUME DESIGN: Jutta Krämer MUSIC: Jens Hafemann     COMISSIONING EDITOR: Katharina Kohl (ZDF), Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Peter Arens (ZDF)