How Movies Control Your Brain

Alfred Hitchcock once said of films that “creation is based on an exact science of audience reactions” Many years after that shower scene, audience reactions are becoming an exact science – Neuroscientists are looking at how we watch movies to figure out which styles of filmmaking have maximum control over viewers’ brains. It’s popularly being called “neurocinema”. In one study,…

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3 Ways Physics Can Help Us Understand the Brain

This episode is sponsored by Blinkist. Blinkist takes all of the need-to-know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses it down to just 15 minutes. Go to Blinkist.com/SciShowPsych to learn more. {♫Intro♫} There may be nothing in science that’s more mysterious than the brain, and sometimes, neuroscientists get stuck trying to figure out what’s going on up there. Fortunately,…

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Why Pets Have Surprisingly Small Brains

This video was sponsored by 23andMe. Hi, this is Emily from MinuteEarth. Domestication has puppified dogs, fluffified sheep, and spotified horses – but there’s a less obvious physical change that virtually all domesticated animals share: shrunken brains. Duck brains have shrunk by about 15%, cat brains by 30%, and pig brains by a whopping 35%. We’ve even found smaller brains…

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Brain Development in Teenagers

Between childhood and adulthood our hormones kick-start a phase of significant change. And while the physical changes of adolescence may be obvious, less visible are the changes that these hormones trigger in our brains. Which might just be responsible for turning our teenage years into a bit of a roller coaster. Throughout our lives our brains undergo a process called…

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How does the brain change with age? Part #2: MRI brain imaging

Ok, if you would like to come through now. What I would like you to do first of all is sit on the couch here and I will explain to you what we are going to be doing. Your head is going to be lying in this head collar here, the top of your head with a mask over your…

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Your Brain vs Genius Brain – How Do They Compare

Our brain is the command center for the nervous system. The organ that ensures we are conscious and can experience life. It receives input from our five senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling, and it sends output commands to the muscles. The human brain weighs about 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kilograms), contains roughly 86 billion nerve cells, and billions of…

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Hemorrhagic Stroke (Brain Hemorrhage)

made by ph/ Rayan Mahmoud faculty of pharmacy , alexandria university a stroke occurs when the blood flow in part of your brain is blocked after just few minutes the starved brain cells begin to die normally the brain recieves blood via two major pairs of arteries which branch through out brain tissue and supply your brain cells with a…

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Scientists Discovered How Sleep Cleans Toxins From Your Brain

Bad news for all of us insomniacs out here, but as we do more research into the brain, we’re increasingly realizing that sleep is one of the most essential things we need to be functioning, healthy human beings. And new research looks into how sleep helps us maintain clean brains, but what does that mean? And why is it that…

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Why the Bullet Journal is the Best Planner for ADHD Brains

Hello Brains! It’s that time of year… back to school! Or as I like to call it, ADHD New Years. This year, it’s all going to be different. The past is behind us, we get a fresh start. I’m going to be SO organized this year! [Explosion] [Intro Music] I’m not in school anymore, but I still get this feeling…

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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

So you are reading an article online when you get an instant message with a link to a funny photo, which of course you have to share. And now you are reading your Facebook News Wall, which sends you to a video of a panda bear attacking a kid. And now you are reading wikipedia to learn everything you can…

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