What Makes a Masterpiece?

  • Stories and Film

    The first episode examines how the brain processes stories and film. Why are we drawn to horror movies? Is there a formula to storytelling? Should film-makers provide his and hers versions?

  • Music

    Matthew Cain explores music's extraordinary effect on the human brain, and learns how many composers are now exploiting the science of music in their work.

  • Art

    Matthew Cain explores the relationship between 'neuro-aesthetics' and visual art. Can science change the way we create and view art, or is human creativity science's last frontier?