Why Meditate? | Change your Brain’s Default Mode

In the midst of being charged at by twenty masked men armed with rifles and explosives, Sally Adee was able to calmly and smoothly shoot down all of her attackers one by one. Sally didn’t entirely grasp what had happened – from her perspective, the 20 minute skirmish lasted only a few moments, and when it was over, she asked…

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How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. One summer afternoon when Doctor Martin Blaser was still a medical student, he went to see an eleven-year-old boy who had suddenly become ill and was hospitalized. He was perfectly fine until two days earlier when he suddenly developed a fever and an upset stomach. The next day the fever worsened, and on…

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WHY Porn Changes the Brain | Science of NoFap [SFW]

“No Fap” – the name for the practice of giving up pornography and self stimulation as a means for self improvement. Easily the most frequently requested topic on this channel, so here it is. Before we start I want to clarify that masturbation by itself or even pictures of naked people are not necessarily a problem. This discussion is about…

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Why Do People With Schizophrenia See Things (Schizophrenia Explained)?

Today, the works of Vincent Van Gogh are highly prized, known for their short, textured strokes and use of bright, vibrant colors. However, his personal life was a dark and lonely one, plagued by rejection, isolation, and illness. With time, failure both real and imagined, took its toll. On December 23, 1888, following a disagreement with a fellow artist, Van…

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Brazil’s Geography Problem

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Learn from 21,000 classes for free for two months at https://skl.sh/wendover3. There are plenty of lines you can draw on the globe but perhaps none is more consequential than the equator. Of the 15 wealthiest countries in the world as measured by GDP per capita, all are in the northern hemisphere. Only 800…

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The Nuclear Waste Problem

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn to think like a scientist for 20% off by being one of the first 500 people to sign up at the link in the description. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and most available sources of power on earth. To generate one kilowatt hour of energy—the amount an American…

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The surprising pattern behind color names around the world

If I showed you this paint chip and asked you to tell me what color it is, what would you say? How about this one? And this one? You probably said blue, purple, and brown — but if your native language is Wobé from Côte d’Ivoire, you probably would have used one word for all three. That’s because not all…

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Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology

Quantum Computers Explained – Limits of Human Technology For most of our history, human technology consisted of our brains, fire, and sharp sticks. While fire and sharp sticks became power plants and nuclear weapons, the biggest upgrade has happened to our brains. Since the 1960’s, the power of our brain machines has kept growing exponentially, allowing computers to get smaller…

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What is a Black Hole? — Black Holes Explained

From far away, stars are tiny points of light. But up close, stars are massive, seething, fiery balls of burning gas. This fierce display does not last forever. Eventually, the nuclear fusion which powers the star will burn all its fuel. Gravity then collapses the remaining matter together. For very large stars, what happens next is a display of extremes.…

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