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Why Are We Still Tickling Each Other?

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Most, if not all of us have experienced the sensation of being tickled, but why is this a thing? What drives us to do it to each other? Is it useful, or just for fun?

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28 minutes

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What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality?

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Talk about virtual reality feels like it’s everywhere, but why all the hype? Today we explore why VR may be the next big thing, and what’s going on in our brains to make these digital worlds so real (and fun)!

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What’s in Your Cup?

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For many, caffeine is something they can’t live without. How many of us know why that cup of tea or coffee in the morning keeps us awake? Here’s a fun look at what all that caffeine is doing up in our brains!

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7 minutes

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It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

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One of the best ways to increase your creativity and problem-solving may surprise you. It doesn’t involve a fancy app, or much practice, in fact, the tools you need are always with you!

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10 minutes

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How to Get Better at Just About Anything!

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Are you practicing correctly? Can you even learn a new skill as you age? Why is practice even important? Our brains are capable of a lot, especially if we know the best way to teach them!

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30 minutes

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Using Light as a Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease!

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Remarkable science alert! Scientists have recently found a therapy for Alzheimer’s that uses light to reverse some of the symptoms of the disease!

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9 minutes

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The Brain Most Beautiful

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Have you ever wondered what the brain looks like in all of its complexity? Neuroscientist and artist, Dr. Greg Dunn, is creating work that defies the limits of art and science and captures the beauty of the brain…

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16 minutes

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What We’re Getting Wrong About Concussions

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Do helmets really protect us from a concussion? It turns out there is a lot we don’t know and a lot we have completely wrong when it comes to this seemingly common form of brain trauma!

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Are Musical Tastes Hardwired?

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Are there chords out there that, well, strike a chord in us all? New research is coming up with some fascinating answers to whether or not our likes and dislikes when it comes to music are hardwired!

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What 83,000 Brain Scans Teach Us!

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What if we were able to treat anxiety, depression, or ADHD by looking inside of our brains? This form of diagnostic imaging is now a reality, and it is helping doctors treat patients more effectively than ever before.

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16 minutes

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Neuroscience Made Fun!

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Can neuroscience be inspiring and even fun? It absolutely can! This TED Talk is a jaw-dropper and will change the way you think of your own body, and what is possible!

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5 minutes

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Boosting Our Creative Sparks

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Have you ever had one of those moments in the shower when a light bulb goes on in your brain, on something you’ve been wrestling with? Turns out our creative brain can be boosted! Remarkable fun insight here today!

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8 minutes

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Seeing the Brain…With Diapers (What?!)

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In a strange twist of fate, neuroscientists discovered that they could be using diapers to see the details of the brain better! Take a look…

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27 minutes

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What Makes Us Happy?

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We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

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16 minutes

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Terrifying Teens: It’s Just Biology

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If you know any teenagers who would qualify as “rascals” (in the kindest terms), you may be surprised to learn what’s up there: really fun and amazing science!

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14 minutes

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Synesthesia: Wiring the Senses Together

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About 10% of people have uniquely wired connections between their senses and some let that run wild in creative ways! Take a look…

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7 minutes

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Sonic Hedgehog and Your Thumb

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Have you ever given the thumbs-up and paused to think about the gravity of that one simple gesture? Turns out, it is simply amazing!

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