The brain vs. the mind: Has Freud slipped? — with Peter Kramer (1995) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello, I’m Ben Wattenberg. Was Sigmund Freud right? Is most mental illness rooted in childhood trauma, often sexual trauma? That Freudian view has shaped much of the modern world. Now a new school of scientists say many disorders of the mind are really physical diseases of the brain and can often be treated with new drugs. Joining us…

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No, You Don’t Have a “Reptilian Brain”

[ ♪ Intro ] You might have come across articles like How to Make Friends Using Your Reptilian Brain or Overcome Your Reptile Brain to Lose Weight. And if they seemed to make a lot of sense… Well, I’m sorry to be a spoilsport, but the idea that humans have a primitive reptile brain deep down there somewhere is largely…

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Can You Use Electricity to Supercharge Your Brain? | tDCS

People around the world are strapping batteries to their heads to supercharge their brains. Seriously. This is a thing. It’s called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, and it involves using electric currents to stimulate your brain. The companies that want to sell you tDCS devices claim that it has all kinds of benefits: They might say that it’ll boost your…

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Your Brain’s Secret to Freestyling

[ intro ] Have you ever seen a performance that just blew your mind? Like when, mid-song, the guitarist just goes completely nuts and pulls this god-like solo seemingly out of nowhere? You may think that musicians who are awesome at improvising are just inexplicably gifted. Like they’re some supernaturally talented genius. But psychological studies tell us that actually, what…

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How Did We Get Out of the Great Depression? | Hillsdale College Econ 101

you probably heard some economists or historian claim that world war two somehow got us out of the Great Depression the bases this claim lies in what has come to be known as Keynesian economics 1936 British economist John Maynard Keynes wrote the general theory of employment interest and money to explain why the Great Depression had such a long…

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Mind-altering microbes: how the microbiome affects brain and behavior: Elaine Hsiao at TEDxCaltech

Translator: Marta Gysel Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo It never ceases to amaze me that each of us carries around a 3 pound mass of cells in our heads that controls literally everything we do. Importantly though, the brain doesn’t act in isolation from the body, but rather responds to the needs and experiences of each of our organ systems. Now,…

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How Mind-Controlling Parasites Teach Us About Brains

Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this episode of SciShow. [♪ INTRO] Imagine this: you’re minding your own business when all of a sudden, you’re mysteriously seized by the overwhelming urge to climb to the roof of your building after work and just stand there. All night long. Come morning, you head back down and go about your day as if…

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Stress And The Brain: JaimeTartar at TEDxNSU

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Denise RQ OK, so the title of my talk is “Stress and the brain: the good, the bad, and the misunderstood.” Another title that I could have given the talk is “In defense of stress,” because we all talk about stress as if it were a bad thing, but the point of this series is to…

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