How Your Baby Changes Your Brain

[♪ INTRO ] If you’re not the one doing the whole pregnancy-and-labor thing, the physical changes you go through when your kid is born might not be as dramatic. But it’s still pretty obvious when you become a parent, more it might say that it’s a parent. You get those dark circles under your eyes from the constant lack of…

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Take a tour of your thoughts with “Glass Brain”

What do your thoughts look like? The Glass Brain gives us a window into the mind. It’s a 3-D visualization that shows brain activity in real time. Pulses of light show how information flows between different regions of the brain. UCSF neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley created it with a team at UC San Diego. The Glass Brain could help scientists study…

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Mental Illness vs. Mental Health

…Please welcome to the stage: Zac Crouse [applause] My name is Zac and we’re going to talk about some uncomfortable stuff today. Let’s get that out of the way. Right off the bat. We’re going to talk – Not about Mental Health. ‘Cause no one’s uncomfortable about Mental Health. It’s the Illness part we have problems with. I developed PTSD…

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The Roots of Extremism in Your Brain

Hello everyone, I am very excited to be here for a panel that I hope will be interesting, provocative, thought provoking, and we have some amazing panelists for you today. So our first participant is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University and he conducts research on how group identities, moral values and political beliefs shape…

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What Does Gum Disease Have to Do With Alzheimer’s?

[INTRO ♪] Regular brushing and flossing are vital to the health of your teeth and gums. We all know that—it’s been drummed into our heads since we first picked up a toothbrush. But brushing your teeth might not just be good for your oral health: It could help protect your brain, too. Because according to studies over the last few…

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What is schizophrenia? – Anees Bahji

Schizophrenia was first identified more than a century ago, but we still don’t know its exact causes. It remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized illnesses today. So, let’s walk through what we do know— from symptoms to causes and treatments. Schizophrenia is considered a syndrome, which means it may encompass a number of related disorders that have similar…

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Hemispatial Neglect: When Half Your World Disappears

{♫Intro♫} Imagine sitting down to dinner, eating everything on the plate, and feeling half as full as usual. Or maybe going to shave, but weirdly enough, it takes half the time. Losing half of the world sounds like a weird, abstract dream state. But for those that develop hemispatial neglect, that’s exactly what happens, without them even realizing it. This…

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The Wild Reasons Many Older People Wake Up So Early

(intro music) It is a well-known stereotype that older people sleep less than younger folks, often rising at like, 4AM. But even though it’s a stereotype, there does seem to be some truth to this. Like, surveys have found that many seniors wake multiple times in the wee hours before finally rising at the crack of dawn. This doesn’t happen…

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Patrick Roche – Everything my Brain Knows, It Learned from Drag

Everything my brain knows, it learned from drag One What’s the most acceptable face I can wear tonight? Or…what is the opposite of that Highlight the cheekbone, the bridge of the nose the bright and the beautiful the parts pretty for pictures hide the rest the sharp, the visible flaw Contour and shadow away the sad, the grief the parts…

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