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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What is so special about the human brain? | Suzana Herculano-Houzel

What is so special about the human brain? Why is it that we study other animals instead of them studying us? What does a human brain have or do that no other brain does? When I became interested in these questions about 10 years ago, scientists thought they knew what different brains were made of. Though it was based on…

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How Brain Training Improves Sports Performance

Athletes spend years intensively training in the gym, on the slopes and at the rink. But how much is a difference in performance all in the mind? Researchers have studied the effectiveness of motor imagery techniques, where instead of physical practice, athletes visualise their path to victory. In one study, competitive skiers were broken up into three groups, dynamic imagery,…

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An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

Everybody is familiar with the feeling that things are not as they should be. That you’re not successful enough, your relationship’s not satisfying enough, that you don’t have the things you crave. A chronic dissatisfaction that makes you look outwards with envy and inwards with disappointment. Pop culture, advertising, and social media make this worse by reminding you that aiming…

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A brain in a supercomputer | Henry Markram

Our mission is to build a detailed, realistic computer model of the human brain. And we’ve done, in the past four years, a proof of concept on a small part of the rodent brain, and with this proof of concept we are now scaling the project up to reach the human brain. Why are we doing this? There are three…

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Trailer for Mystical Psychosis – Psychedelics, Mysticism, and my Bipolar

Hello my fellow homo sapiens. This is Josh from Azlanz Rainbow coming at you from a bunch of different angles. Combining them into a direction you can follow. In honor of May being mental health awareness month, the first train to be leaving from Paradigm Shift Central heading in adventurous new directions is the train called “Mystical Psychosis.” Listen to…

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Heribert Watzke: The brain in your gut

This technology made a very important impact on us. It changed the way our history developed. But it’s a technology so pervasive, so invisible, that we, for a long time, forgot to take it into account when we talked about human evolution. But we see the results of this technology, still. So let’s make a little test. So everyone of…

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Happy Brain: How to Overcome Our Neural Predispositions to Suffering | Amit Sood, MD | TEDxUNI

Translator: selena kim Reviewer: Peter van de Ven How are you doing this evening? Good? Motivated, inspired, wonderful speakers. I bet you’ve not heard “Slumdog Millionaire” accent so far, so here I bring that, right in the middle of Midwest. So, I came to the US in 1995. I had been in medical training for ten years before I came.…

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The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods | Roger Hanlon

This is a strange and wonderful brain, one that gives rise to an idea of a kind of alternative intelligence on this planet. This is a brain that is formed in a very strange body, one that has the equivalent of small satellite brains distributed throughout that body. How different is it from the human brain? Very different, so it…

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