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Marc Salem at Gel 2006

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Marc focuses on "how the mind creates reality and meaning." Chiefly by observing non-verbal communication, Marc is able to distinguish truth from falsehood in a very engaging exercise with audience members.

Why Some Handle Sleep Deprivation Better Than Others

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Stern's research uncovered a neural network in the brain that accounts for some people's ability to function well despite a lack of sleep.

Authors@Google: Dan Ariely

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In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreak...

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

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In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

J. Reid Meloy and Donald Carveth on The Mind of the Psychopath

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J. Reid Meloy, a clinical professor of psychology at the University of California discusses his research into the mind of the psychopath, based on his years of experience working with incarcerated killers and with the...

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

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How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and...

From Nose to Brain: The Neurology of Smell

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What's remarkable about the olfactory system is that from the outside world to the highest level of brain tissue there are only two synapses.

Why we need to change how we learn – Alistair Smith

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"I am nervous because it matters". Inspiring talk from Alistair Smith about why we need to learn differently in a world that is changing from the one we lived in yesterday.

Koko Loves: Conversations with a Signing Gorilla

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In this Stanford University video, Penny Patterson, president and director of research at The Gorilla Foundation, shares her fascinating stories on raising a gorilla named Koko. Learn about how Koko has learned to com...

The Extended Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence

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We have been brought up to believe that the mind is located inside the head. But there are good reasons for thinking that this view is too limited. Recent experimental results show that people can influence others at ...

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