Understanding your brain as a network and as art | Danielle Bassett | TEDxPenn

Translator: Sara, English-Persian (Farsi) Reviewer: Denise RQ I really, really like complicated things. I love complicated flavors, like putting avocados on coffee ice cream, It’s a little bit bizarre, but actually kind of good. I also really like complicated music, so give me Mahler over Mozart any day. I love complicated plots. Sit me down…

The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli

¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous français? 你会说中文吗? If you answered, “sí,” “oui,” or “会” and you’re watching this in English, chances are you belong to the world’s bilingual and multilingual majority. And besides having an easier time traveling or watching movies without subtitles, knowing two or more languages means that your brain may actually look and work…

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

So, I’ll be speaking to you using language … because I can. This is one these magical abilities that we humans have. We can transmit really complicated thoughts to one another. So what I’m doing right now is, I’m making sounds with my mouth as I’m exhaling. I’m making tones and hisses and puffs, and…

You Don’t Know Yourself as Well as You Think

[♪ INTRO] Odds are, you think you know yourself pretty well. So if I asked you a bunch of questions, like if you’re generous, or how good a driver you are compared to other people, you would probably have some confident answers for me. Except… I have some bad news. According to research, your answers…

Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body – Enda Butler

You breathe in about 17,000 times per day. It’s a process you rarely think about, but behind the scenes, a huge coordinated effort is playing out. Your vital organs, the gut, brain, bones, lungs, blood, and heart work together to sustain your life by delivering oxygen to tissues throughout your body. Most of our cells…

How to practice effectively…for just about anything – Annie Bosler and Don Greene

Mastering any physical skill, be it performing a pirouette, playing an instrument, or throwing a baseball, takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. So what does practice do in our brains to make us better at things?…

What Colour Is This Dress? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)

Alright, so the world has seemingly become utterly divided on this dress. What colours do you see? On one side we have team Black and Blue – on the other, team White and Gold. We asked on twitter and got hundreds of responses for both white and gold and black and blue. For what it’s…

12 ILLUSIONS TO TEST YOUR BRAIN

ching chong ching chong ching chong are u a genius Ready? Here we go! ready? here we go! 1 The Answer Is….. A map and a face 2 What do you see? This one was a little harder to catch, it definitely got me I saw a gorilla/ Man with jacket on did you see…

Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

Just over a year ago, for the third time in my life, I ceased to exist. I was having a small operation, and my brain was filling with anesthetic. I remember a sense of detachment and falling apart and a coldness. And then I was back, drowsy and disoriented, but definitely there. Now, when you…

Why Are We Morbidly Curious?

Hey Vsauce. Michael here. In 1924 psychologist Carney Landis drew lines on people’s faces and then photographed them in various scenarios to study facial expressions. But he didn’t use actors and he didn’t tell the participants to pretend to feel emotions. Instead, he subjected them to actual trauma. He had them do things like smell…