NOVA

This Is Your Brain and Body on Power

Clip: Season 46 | 4m 22s Video has closed captioning.

Some people hunger for power, others are corrupted by it, and some are defined by it. But what does power do to our brains and bodies? Individuals with less power are more reliant on other people to meet their needs— so their brain pathways activate to help them understand the people they’re relying on. In contrast, those that feel powerful have a more adaptive way of handling stress.

Aired: 04/01/19

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS …

Sponsored By:

More Extras

See All Extras

Episodes

See All Episodes
NOVA Polar Lab

Want more science?

NOVA Polar Lab

The interactive NOVA Polar Lab uses 360 videos, interviews with scientists, and mini-games to send players on an immersive quest to understand how the poles are key to understanding Earth’s climate—past, present, and future.

Play the Lab