Wired to Win
October 23, 2009 - March 18, 2010 |
There's a science to surviving cycling's most grueling race.
Take a journey with cyclists in the ultimate race—the Tour de France—a 3,400-kilometer, three-week bicycle race that has been called the world’s most grueling sports event, and the ultimate test of the human brain. Just to finish in Paris, the athletes will need to avoid danger, stave off crushing pain and fatigue, control their emotions, seize fleeting moments of opportunity and stay highly motivated. It’s the brain that controls all of this.
As the race crosses the Alps and Pyrenees, the film combines spectacular live-action footage with cutting-edge computer graphics and medical imagery to demonstrate how each brain responds to experience and challenge in ways we’re only just beginning to understand.
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