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Think Faster, Focus Better, and Remember More: Rewiring Our Brain to Stay Younger and Smarter

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Explore the brain's amazing ability to change throughout a person's life. This phenomenon—called neuroplasticty—is the science behind brain fitness, and it has been called one of the most extraordinary scientific disc...

Deep ocean mysteries and wonders – David Gallo

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In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the ocean -- from the deepest trenches to the remains of the Titanic -- marine biol...

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance, The Passion for Life

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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaks about her book "Exuberance, The Passion for Life" at a conference on teacher wellness organized by the Johns Hopkins Cente...

Ray Kurzweil “How to Create a Mind”

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In How to Create a Mind, The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, the bold futurist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human br...

ChronoZoom: Interactive timescales of Cosmos, Earth, Life, Humanity

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Chronozoom is a zoomable interactive timeline that covers the entire span of time, from the Big Bang, to the time of the dinosaurs, to the present. ChronoZoom was first demonstrated at the 97th Annual Faculty Research...

Authors@google: Daphne Miller

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Dr. Daphne Miller undertook a worldwide quest to find diets that are both delicious and healthy. Written in a style reminiscent of Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver, The Jungle Effect is filled with inspiring stor...

The Amygdala in 5 Minutes

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The neuroscientist gives a short primer on the brain's emotional processor.

Dr. Norman Doidge on Neuroplasticity

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Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and best-selling author, Dr. Norman Doidge, on his book, "The Brain that Changes Itself", an examination of the most important breakthrough in neuroscience: the discovery of neuroplasticit...

In the Company of Big Animals

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BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Amos Nachoum talks about making photographs of large undersea animals. Amos Nachoum is a wildlife photographer and explorer. He has shot just about everything there is to shoot...

Authors@Google: Dr. John Medina

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Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know--such as the brain's need for physical activity to wo...

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