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Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren’t we happy?

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Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" let's us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

Evolution, Culture and Truth

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In this Tufts University video, Daniel C. Dennett, philosophy professor and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, offers a unique perspective on the role of philosophy in the cognitive a...

Dr Paul Howard Jones – What is the Internet Doing to our Brains?

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Dr Paul Howard Jones assesses whether the latest scientific findings support popular fears about what technology is doing to us.

Helen Fisher: The brain in love

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Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and ...

VS Ramachandran: 3 clues to understanding your brain

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Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

Authors@Google: Rick Hanson

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Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else's. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history. With the new breakthr...

Michael Gazzaniga: Your Storytelling Brain

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The left hemisphere of the brain is always trying to make sense of past thoughts and experiences. Cognitive Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga ponders our need to hear and tell coherent stories about ourselves.

Google Personal Growth Series: Mindsight: The New Science of

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This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? We'll examine the interactions among the mind, the brain, and human relationships and explore ways to cre...

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.

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.

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