How Movies Control Your Brain

Alfred Hitchcock once said of films that “creation is based on an exact science of audience reactions” Many years after that shower scene, audience reactions are becoming an exact science – Neuroscientists are looking at how we watch movies to figure out which styles of filmmaking have maximum control over viewers’ brains. It’s popularly being called “neurocinema”. In one study,…

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Schizophrenia Video Lecture

Let’s start with the different types of schizophrenia. There are four types; Disorganized , Catatonic, Paranoid , and Undifferentiated . Disorganized schizophrenia includes Disorganized thinking, Grossly disorganized behavior and absent or inappropriate emotional expression. With disorganized thinking, you can’t form logical or coherent thoughts. This disorganization is also noticeable in your speech patterns. You may not be able to stay…

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This Is How Your Brain Grows

Inside your head you have about 86 billion brain cells, or neurons. That’s Joe, from It’s Okay To Be Smart. Now all those neurons live in particular regions of your brain. Take these here, those are the ones that help you see, whereas, well, way over here, those are the ones that help you move. And it’s pretty amazing to…

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Do You Have Schizophrenic? Take the Test (Hollow-Mask illusion)

Hi, this is Emma, and welcome to Esoteric Detective. Have you ever heard of the Hollow Mask test? It is a strange test which can help you or someone else tell if they might have a hidden mental illness or not. The mask you see, is a simple real mask, that is turning around. It is a normal mask that…

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Confirmation Bias: Your Brain is So Judgmental

So there are lots of biases that you can basically count on your perceiver being subject to. They’re going to interfere with the way this person sees you. The first and probably the most common is the confirmation bias. So confirmation bias is the brain’s tendency to once you start to kind of go get a sense of what someone…

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Your Brain On Shrooms

Psychedelic or ‘magic’ mushrooms have been ingested by humans for over 9000 years. Even today, this naturally grown fungus is commonly used as a recreational drug, causing hallucinations, but how exactly does it work? The main psychoactive ingredient in shrooms is call psilocybin. When ingested, the body breaks it down into the active drug psilocin, which makes its way to…

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Someone Else’s Heart (Original Song about Mental Illness)

Hi, everyone! Today I would like to quickly discuss a topic that is very important to me and that is the topic of MENTAL ILLNESS! I’ve had problems with depression and anxiety pretty much my entire life and I was recently diagnosed with BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER It’s amazing how many people have never even heard of that… and what’s even…

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