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How Mokens see clearly underwater

Duration: 01:48

Moken sea gypsies in Thailand have an extraordinary ability to overrule an automatic reflex of the eye which allows them to see with amazing clarity under water. But recent studies show that any child can learn this trick.

Available since: Fri 13 May 2011


Series Producer
Alice Harper
Michael Mosley
Gideon Bradshaw
Gideon Bradshaw
Executive Producer
Andrew Cohen

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Inside the Human Body Building Your Brain

3/4 Michael Mosley traces our development from birth to adulthood.

First broadcast: 19 May 2011

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