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Japan’s Ominous Dancing Cats and the Disaster That Followed

In the 1950s, the people of Minamata, Japan started seeing strange behavior from the local cats, and it wasn’t long before humans were showing the same symptoms.

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Sources:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1175560-overview
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jeremy-piven-mercury-poisoning/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/16/japan.jonathanwatts
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10812838
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1550196/pdf/bmjcred00586-0061.pdf
http://www.cas.org/news/insights/science-connections/mad-hatter
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http://science.sciencemag.org/content/339/6125/1332

History


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10 EASY MAGIC TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO

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We are sure that at least once you have tried to impress your friends or family with some incredible trick. But for some strange reason, they don’t usually appreciate this kind of fun and laugh at you as soon as you finish. What do you think, why does this happen? It is probably because of your lack of skills or imagination… But hey, the reason doesn’t matter. Anyway, we thought that we could teach our beloved spectators some simple and fabulous tricks. Are you ready for some magic? Here are 10 simple tricks that everyone can do at home. We are sure that at least once you have tried to impress your friends or family with some incredible trick. But for some strange reason, they don’t usually appreciate this kind of fun and laugh at you as soon as you finish. What do you think, why does this happen? It is probably because of your lack of skills or imagination… But hey, the reason doesn’t matter. Anyway, we thought that we could teach our beloved spectators some simple and fabulous tricks. Are you ready for some magic? Here are 10 simple tricks that everyone can do at home. We are sure that at least once you have tried to impress your friends or family with some incredible trick. But for some strange reason, they don’t usually appreciate this kind of fun and laugh at you as soon as you finish. What do you think, why does this happen? It is probably because of your lack of skills or imagination… But hey, the reason doesn’t matter. Anyway, we thought that we could teach our beloved spectators some simple and fabulous tricks. Are you ready for some magic? Here are 10 simple tricks that everyone can do at home. We are sure that at least once you have tried to impress your friends or family with some incredible trick. But for some strange reason, they don’t usually appreciate this kind of fun and laugh at you as soon as you finish. What do you think, why does this happen? It is probably because of your lack of skills or imagination… But hey, the reason doesn’t matter. Anyway, we thought that we could teach our beloved spectators some simple and fabulous tricks. Are you ready for some magic? Here are 10 simple tricks that everyone can do at home.

The Science of Addiction: Here’s Your Brain on Drugs | National Geographic

Addiction affects tens of millions of people across the planet. But where does it come from? This animated video breaks down how the brain’s dopamine-based reward system works and how different drugs hijack this system.
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Addiction comes in many forms – trapping millions across the globe in a vicious cycle of desire, bingeing, and withdrawal. With the latest research on how the brain works, scientists are challenging the notion that addiction represents some kind of moral failing. They’re focusing instead on developing new methods of treatment.

To understand addiction, it’s helpful to begin with the brain’s elaborate reward system, built around a chemical called dopamine. When we do something that helps us survive, like eating, socializing, or procreating, the brain rewards us with a blast of dopamine across our cerebral circuitry, which we experience as pleasure.

Drugs override the natural flow of dopamine and, in the process, “hijack” our reward system. Find out how addiction comes about, and explore the latest innovations for its treatment, in this animated video.

For more, read the full article in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic Magazine: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/science-of-addiction/

The Science of Addiction: Here’s Your Brain on Drugs | National Geographic

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MIT Vs IIT | which is better?

Brain 101 | National Geographic

The brain constitutes only about 2 percent of the human body, yet it is responsible for all of the body’s functions. Learn about the parts of the human brain, as well as its unique defenses, like the blood brain barrier.
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The Science of Productivity

Made in collaboration with Sparring Mind, the behavioral psychology blog. Read the full productivity post: http://bit.ly/XRcYAY

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In today’s crazy world, productivity is on the minds of many. So what can science tell us about the human brain and productive work? How do we become more efficient at working, and spend less time working overall?

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Fear of projects:
1) http://bit.ly/TX4DJr

Zeigarnik Effect:
2) http://bit.ly/XWOCG0

Simulated Work:
3) http://bit.ly/W8y21M

Ego Depletion
4) http://bit.ly/12n7uNI

Practice (Elite Violinists):
5) http://bit.ly/QWLtCK
6) http://bit.ly/Z2DgBT
7) http://1.usa.gov/UDE6OJ

Multitasking:
8) http://bit.ly/UmTVIv

4 Brain Teasers Asked in Job Interviews (ft. Space Time & Infinite Series!)

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We’ve been asking brain teasers and riddles for centuries (really, the first one I ask here was recorded in the second century). Humans have an innate curiosity, which has led us use these brain teasers for a variety of purposes. Here I ask a bunch of brain teasers, that on sites like Glassdoor, Forbes, LinkedIn and Quora, people have reported being asked in job interviews at tech companies like Google and Microsoft. While some of the questions may seem inane, they allow employers to assess your ability to problem solve and to see divergent thinking in action – how you apply knowledge you have to a novel situation. So… how did you do?

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Ways to Bring the Brain Dead ‘Back to Life’

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Would you get a brain cell transplant? And just how many cells can you have replaced without becoming a whole new person?

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Thanks to medical advances, we can use things like organ transplants and mechanical ventilators to keep us alive – we can even resuscitate a heart that’s stopped beating. So why can’t we bring a brain back to life? Well, our brains are made up of trillions of connections, and generating new brain cells or neurons is complicated. The research, and methods, are pretty controversial. The results – bringing a seemingly brain dead person back to life – could have huge implications. Procedures also come with a big risk of making things worse and they raise ethical questions. Would you elect to have a brain cell transplant?

BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do.

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References 🕯
Falkner, S., Grade, S., Dimou, L., Conzelmann, K. K., Bonhoeffer, T., Götz, M., & Hübener, M. (2016). Transplanted embryonic neurons integrate into adult neocortical circuits. Nature, 539(7628), 248-253. https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v539/n7628/full/nature20113.html

Trials of embryonic stem cells to launch in China https://www.nature.com/news/trials-of-embryonic-stem-cells-to-launch-in-china-1.22068

Zhang, L., Yin, J. C., Yeh, H., Ma, N. X., Lee, G., Chen, X. A., … & Wu, G. Y. (2015). Small molecules efficiently reprogram human astroglial cells into functional neurons. Cell Stem Cell, 17(6), 735-747. http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/abstract/S1934-5909(15)00419-1

Li, H., & Chen, G. (2016). In vivo reprogramming for CNS repair: regenerating neurons from endogenous glial cells. Neuron, 91(4), 728-738. http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(16)30467-6

What Color Does This Video Taste Like?

Can you hear colors? Can you taste sound? THIS is synesthesia.
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Sources:
https://www.bu.edu/synesthesia/faq/
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/synaesthesia/Pages/Introduction.aspx
https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.html
https://www.macalester.edu/academics/psychology/whathap/ubnrp/synesthesia/main.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4566887/
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/synaesthesia/faq#women
http://www.geneseo.edu/~mounts/Courses/Psyc230/Outlines/Synesthesia.pdf
http://www.youramazingbrain.org/brainchanges/synesthesia.htm
http://cbc.ucsd.edu/pdf/Synaesthesia%20-%20JCS.pdf
http://courses.evanbradley.net/wiki/doku.php?id=the_cross_activation_theory
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3797969/

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