Tag: brain

How we read each other's minds | Rebecca Saxe

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples’ thoughts — and judges their actions. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the […]

How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridge

What does make us change our actions? Tali Sharot reveals three ingredients to doing what’s good for yourself. Dr. Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist at University College London and the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a faculty member of the department of Experimental Psychology, a Wellcome Trust Fellow, and currently a visiting […]

How does your brain respond to pain? – Karen D. Davis

View full lesson: Ouch! Everyone experiences pain — but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the “pain experience” differs from person to person. Lesson by Karen D. Davis, animation by […]

How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage

Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see it […]

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

View full lesson: Mastering any physical skill 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. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner […]

How Do Babies Become Bilingual?

Have you ever seen a kid talk to her friends in English, but to her mom in Spanish? Learning a second language can be really hard for adults, so how do bilingual babies learn two at the same time? but how the bilingual babies learning two languages? Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by […]

How We Make Memories – Crash Course Psychology #13

You can directly support Crash Course at Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we’re doing. Also, if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing great content. Remember that guy from 300? What was his name? ARG!!! It turns out our brains […]

Learning – How it Works & How to Do it Better ft. Seth Godin

Full Article: New Book by Seth Godin: Our brains our designed to learn the best when we’re operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched outside of our comfort zones, and when we’re making a lot of mistakes. Understanding how the brain works is the key to becoming a master learner – aka “Butt Kicker.” […]