John Noble explores why scientists wanted the dead body of Alexis St Martin whilst he was still alive. Plus, he looks at a song linked to suicide.
John Noble investigates the scientist, Egas Moniz, who invented the highly controversial lobotomy procedure and was then shot six times by a patient.
Louis Pasteur believed he found a rabies vaccine, but to prove it he had to lie and risk the life of a child - John Noble recounts this moment in...
When surgeon William Scoville attempted a radical new procedure to cure Henry Molaison of his epilepsy, it worked. But it came with a terrible price.
Host John Noble looks at the story of an actress, Hedy Lamarr, who invented a secure way to radio-control torpedoes in WWII. This led to Wi-Fi technology.
John Noble looks at Phillip Zimbardo's notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. Plus, why did a doctor inject himself with a lethal dose of cocaine?
Why did a US government study of syphilis deliberately keep a group of poor, black men infected with the disease? Plus, why were a group of skiers slaughtered?
John Noble looks at Dr Jose Delgado's discovery of controlling the human mind. Also, why does a lecturer ask no questions when he is sold fresh cadavers?
How did a Russian inventor and spy create unique covert listening devices; and why did a stuttering speech pathologist conduct cruel studies on orphans?
In 1943 botanist Arthur Galston discovers a chemical that speeds up the flowering process in soybeans, but by the 1960s it is used as a weapon in the Vietnam war.
In an experiment, students are mocked for their beliefs as researchers profile their personalities. One of them, Ted Kaczynski, becomes the unabomber.
Ivan Pavlov is best known for his work on conditioning the behaviour in dogs, then one of his students repeated the experiment on orphans with huge implications.
How did Typhoid Mary reveal that asymptomatic carriers can spread disease, and is it fair that a healthy person has to be locked away from the public?