Your mental health is more important than your grades

You are not your grades, your test, scores, the letters after your name, the car you drive, none of those things are what defines you. And the problem is, in society, we’re fed this line, since we’re this tall that we have to get into the right college, and that if we get into the right college and we do…

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Your Brain is Plastic

You would not be here if you weren’t interested in learning, and neither would I. But, here’s something we haven’t learned about together…LEARNING. The ways in which we acquire and retain knowledge (which is the very definition of learning) is really a science in itself. And like any other discipline that involves the study of the human brain is practically…

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What Is Freezing Point Depression? | Fast Forward Teachable Moment

Life’s not always sweet. Time for a teachable moment. Yep, and this one is about something called freezing point depression. I’ll let the owners take it from here. Nick? Freezing point depression is very important as far as creating pops or any frozen dessert for that matter. It can make the texture better or worse, meaning softer or more firm.…

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Is marijuana bad for your brain? – Anees Bahji

In 1970, marijuana was classified as a schedule 1 drug in the United States: the strictest designation possible, meaning it was completely illegal and had no recognized medical uses. For decades, this view persisted and set back research on the drug’s mechanisms and effects. Today, marijuana’s therapeutic benefits are widely acknowledged, and some nations have legalized medical use or are…

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Your brain on video games | Daphne Bavelier

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’m a brain scientist, and as a brain scientist, I’m actually interested in how the brain learns, and I’m especially interested in a possibility of making our brains smarter, better and faster. This is in this context I’m going to tell you about video games. When we say video games, most of you think…

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Why Depression Isn’t Just a Chemical Imbalance

[ ♪INTRO ] Chances are that you or someone you care about has experienced depression. It’s one of the most common mental health problems in the US. Around 16% of American adults will suffer from depression at some point in their life. Given how much we talk about and treat depression, it might seem like we’ve got it figured out,…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientists’ brains are wired to see differently

I get the sense that most people have never met a scientist in their life much less be able to claim one as their friend. So, here I am visible in many ways – on the internet, social media, documentaries and people see that. And they write me a letter as though I am their friend. And so this brings…

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