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After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

Translator: Jessica Lee Reviewer: Denise RQ So how do we learn? And why does some of us learn things more easily than others? So, as I just mentioned, I’m Dr. Lara Boyd. I am a brain researcher here at the University of British Columbia. These are the questions that fascinate me. (Cheers) (Applause) So brain […]

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7 Science Illustrators You Should Know

Modern technology has given scientists some incredible tools to study the universe and share their knowledge. With photography, for instance, we’ve been able to collect images of everything from microbes to galaxies. But before we had cameras, we had scientific illustration. And throughout the years, hundreds of science illustrators have made 2D and 3D representations […]

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Meet Your Master – Getting to Know Your Brain: Crash Course Psychology #4

In the early 1800’s, German physician, Franz Joseph Gall spent a lot of time running his fingers over the scalps of strangers. He wasn’t a hairdresser, he wasn’t a masseuse, he wasn’t just like a big fan of heads. He was a phrenologist, he was the first phrenologist. Gall believed that a persons personality was […]

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How Your Brain Is Getting Hacked: Facebook, Tinder, Slot Machines | Tristan Harris

One thing we don’t talk about is that—it’s sort of hard to talk about this—our minds have theses kind of back doors. There’s kind of—if you’re human and you wake up and you open your eyes there is a certain set of dimensions to your experience that can be manipulated. When I was a kid […]

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Mechanism of Drug Addiction in the Brain, Animation.

Addiction is a neurological disorder that affects the reward system in the brain. In a healthy person, the reward system reinforces important behaviors that are essential for survival such as eating, drinking, sex, and social interaction. For example, the reward system ensures that you reach for food when you are hungry, because you know that […]

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Growing Up Digital: Life in A World of Networks and Screens

Our first panelist is professor of linguistics and Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Research and Learning at American University. Please welcome Naomi Baron. Next is the Paulette Goddard chair of digital media and learning sciences and a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development here at NYU. Please welcome […]

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5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

With social media sites being used by ⅓ of the entire world, they’ve clearly had an major influence on society. But what about our bodies? Here are 5 crazy ways that social media and the internet are affecting your brain right now! Can’t log off? Surprisingly, 5-10% of internet users are actually unable to control […]

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