One Photo: Three Ages | Brain Games

JASON SILVA: WE’RE ON VACATION, LOOKING AT HOW THE BRAIN CHANGES AND ADAPTS OVER A LIFETIME. HERE’S A QUICK BRAIN GAME THAT SHOWS YOU HOW OUR BRAIN MAKES SNAP JUDGMENTS ABOUT WHERE WE ARE ON THAT LIFELINE JUST BY HOW WE LOOK. FROM YOUNGEST TO OLDEST, TELL US: WHAT ORDER WOULD YOU PUT THIS BOY’S PHOTOS IN? GOT YOUR ANSWER?…

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A New Map of the Human Brain!

The human brain just got a whole new map, and it turns out that it has 97 new regions that we never even knew existed. The Human Connectome Project is a massive effort to understand literally everything there is to know about the human brain. And last week, scientists working on the project announced that they’d finished a new map.…

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How Does Your Brain Learn To Read?

My first book I ever read was Hop on Pop by Dr. Suess, but what was going on in my brain when I was learning to read? Hey guys. Julia here for DNews According to a study by the Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy 32 million American adults can’t read. More than most developed nations, so…

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Where Are All the Dinosaur Brains?

[♪ INTRO] When you picture a fossil, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a dinosaur bone. We’ve all seen those terrifyingly enormous skeletons that go all the way up to the museum’s ceiling. But what about their brains? And their blood vessels, and skin, and other organs? Most of the super old fossils we’ve found are just…

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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 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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How Close Are We to Downloading the Human Brain?

Someday our bodies are going to break down and we’ll die. Our brain will decay and disappear forever.But, what if it didn’t have to? Right now there are scientists around the world working on technology that could one day take your brain, and possibly your consciousness, and upload it onto a computer. This would be a game changer in neuroscience…

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