Find out more about our presenter Michael Mosley
Michael Mosley is a science presenter, writer and executive producer. He recently presented "Inside the Human Body" and the BAFTA nominated "Young Ones" for BBC1, as well as the acclaimed "Story of Science" for BBC2.
After training as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London, Michael switched course and joined the BBC. He has produced a wide range of science-based programmes including "Pompeii", "Supervolcano", "The Human Face" with John Cleese, and Jeremy Clarkson's Inventions That Changed The World.
In front of the camera, Michael has presented a range of programmes for BBC1, 2 and 4 including "Pleasure and Pain"; "The Brain, A Secret History"; "10 Things You Never Knew about Losing Weight - as well as the BAFTA nominated surgery series "Blood and Guts". Amongst other awards his programmes have won an RTS and an Emmy and he was named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association.
High Intensity Training
Michael Mosley performing an early morning HIT (High Intensity Training) cycling session at Eastbourne pier. The bike follows Michael on the road as he films the documentary – he must complete his 3 minutes each week of high intensity cycling.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Michael Mosley receiving TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) to initiate a muscular response. TMS was used to stimulate a part of Michael’s motor cortex which triggered contraction of his leg muscle. TMS in this case was used to show that Michael’s muscles were able to produce a greater force compared to when Michael causes the contraction on his own (after a period of intense exercise).
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