How Your Baby Changes Your Brain

[♪ INTRO ] If you’re not the one doing the whole pregnancy-and-labor thing, the physical changes you go through when your kid is born might not be as dramatic. But it’s still pretty obvious when you become a parent, more it might say that it’s a parent. You get those dark circles under your eyes from the constant lack of…

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The Roots of Extremism in Your Brain

Hello everyone, I am very excited to be here for a panel that I hope will be interesting, provocative, thought provoking, and we have some amazing panelists for you today. So our first participant is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University and he conducts research on how group identities, moral values and political beliefs shape…

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What Does Gum Disease Have to Do With Alzheimer’s?

[INTRO ♪] Regular brushing and flossing are vital to the health of your teeth and gums. We all know that—it’s been drummed into our heads since we first picked up a toothbrush. But brushing your teeth might not just be good for your oral health: It could help protect your brain, too. Because according to studies over the last few…

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Pure Obsessional OCD (Pure O)

Hey everybody! Today’s video is something you have been requesting forever ever and that is pure O OCD (Gasp) I know you’ve been waiting, and here it is! *Intro Music* So what is pure O OCD? Well, it’s just what it sounds like to be honest right OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder if we’re talking purely O I mean that’s…

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What is schizophrenia? – Anees Bahji

Schizophrenia was first identified more than a century ago, but we still don’t know its exact causes. It remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized illnesses today. So, let’s walk through what we do know— from symptoms to causes and treatments. Schizophrenia is considered a syndrome, which means it may encompass a number of related disorders that have similar…

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Mental Health in the Coronavirus Pandemic | COVID-19

Hey, my loves. So, we are going through something so unique and crazy. It feels like we’re living in a movie, doesn’t it? So I wanted to make a video to address coronavirus, COVID-19, and how we can stay calm, find peace, love, and hope in all of this crazy, chaotic situation. First off, this is something that is impacting…

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Comedian Pete Holmes on depression and negative emotion | Big Think

Everyone’s experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way. Holmes’ method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in the third person. You can’t…

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Hemispatial Neglect: When Half Your World Disappears

{♫Intro♫} Imagine sitting down to dinner, eating everything on the plate, and feeling half as full as usual. Or maybe going to shave, but weirdly enough, it takes half the time. Losing half of the world sounds like a weird, abstract dream state. But for those that develop hemispatial neglect, that’s exactly what happens, without them even realizing it. This…

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