Tag Archives: Neuroscience

Science of hypnosis BBC documentary

Youtube, published on 12th of June 2016 1 hour long documentary   Advertisements

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How your brain decides what is beautiful

“…Beauty is a work in progress. The so-called universal attributes of beauty were selected for during the almost two million years of the Pleistocene. Life was nasty, brutish and a very long time ago…” Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology … Continue reading

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The quest to understand consciousness | Antonio Damasio

Published on Dec 19, 2011 http://www.ted.com Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a … Continue reading

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Has hypnosis finally been vindicated by neuroscience?

  Considering its origin story, it’s not so surprising that hypnosis and serious medical science have often seemed at odds. The man typically credited with creating hypnosis, albeit in a rather primitive form, is Franz Mesmer, a doctor in 18th-century … Continue reading

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Peter Pan was pioneering work of child psychology, claims new study

JM Barrie’s boy who never grew up shows the author understood key aspects of infant cognition decades ahead of academics, argues neuroscientist JM Barrie might be most famous for his classic story of a flying boy who never grows up, … Continue reading

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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

Ask a question, label emotions, make decisions and give hugs You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They … Continue reading

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The linguistic genius of babies

Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old … Continue reading

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