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An epic experiment unfolds in a plush country house. The volunteers – human beings. The subject – the extraordinary science behind how we behave.

And the untold story of your next mouthful, where delicious is in the detail.

Extraordinary science behind human behaviour and science to make your mouth water

Extraordinary science behind human behaviour and science to make your mouth water

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Meet the Humans

Six unwitting participants are invited to take part in a range of group activities, their responses secretly recorded. Inside a concealed observational room, experts analyse the contributors’ every move. To what extent are we driven by our animal instincts? This bold series turns the camera back onto the human species. With the precision of a natural history show, and the drama of a sitcom, Meet the Humans puts human behaviour under the microscope.

A sprawling manor is rigged with surveillance cameras and contributors fitted with observational devices. A group of unwitting test subjects are invited to take part in a range of group activities, from a flirty singles night to an awkward team building weekend.

Actors and stooges are thrown into the mix to manipulate the action – and surprise the participants. From inside a secret observational room, presenter Michael Mosley and a team of experts analyse the contributors’ every move. The latest scientific studies, facial trackers and biomechanical software are used to unpack the evolutionary factors and instincts that drive ordinary human behaviour.

Food: Delicious Science

Seen at a microscopic level, your food resembles a vast range of strange and beautiful landscapes, which transform in mouth-watering ways as you cook.

Using state-of-the-art photography and ground-breaking CGI, this landmark series uncovers a secret world of exquisite chemical reactions. Each fizz and tickle of the tongue is captured so clearly you can almost taste it.

This global food odyssey explores the evolutionary roots of our most powerful cravings, with colourful human stories of culinary culture. In Florence, witness the intricate alchemy that gives ice cream its irresistible texture. In Peru, learn how the chemicals in chocolate spark a unique sensory rush. And in Iberia, discover the most intense umami taste on the planet.

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