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Tagged with “brain” (6)

  1. Mysteries of the Brain - Part Two

    “When I wake up in the morning I think I’ve still got two normal arms and I have to look to see which one is not there.” How do our brains work in everyday life? In the second of a four-part series examining the mind’s complexities, Professor Barry Smith explores the link between the body and the brain.

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  2. The Mysteries of the Brain - Part 3

    How do our brains work in everyday life?

    The experiences that we take for granted – talking to a friend, listening to a piece of music, lifting a cup of coffee, tasting a peach – depend for their existence on the intricate and silent workings of several cooperative regions of the brain.

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  3. The Mysteries of the Brain - Part 4

    The experiences that we take for granted – talking to a friend, listening to a piece of music, lifting a cup of coffee, tasting a peach – depend for their existence on the intricate and silent workings of several cooperative regions of the brain.

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  4. Live From The NYPL: Oliver Sacks - Hallucinations

    The Robert B. Silvers Lecture. Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks examines how the normal brain, if deprived of perceptual input, may generate illusory sensations—as with the visual hallucinations of the blind, or the musical hallucinations of the deaf.

    http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/pep/pepdesc.cfm?id=5843

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  5. Jonah Lehrer: The Decisive Moment

    Jonah Lehrer is editor-at-large for Seed Magazine and a contributing editor at NPR`S Radio Lab.

    Since Plato, philosophers have described the decision-making process as either rational or emotional: we carefully deliberate or we blink and go with our gut. But as scientists break open the minds black box with the latest tools of neuroscience, theyre discovering this is not how the mind works.

    Jonah Lehrer, author and editor-at-large for Seed Magazine, suggests that our best decisions are a finely tuned blend of both feeling and reason and the precise mix depends on the situation. The trick is to determine when to lean on which part of the brain, and to do this, we need to think harder (and smarter) about how we think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DAFGjGanMc

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