Matthew Dea

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Science of How OCD Works (Dealing with Brain Lock)

“REMOTE VIEWING”: Incredible Science of Psychic Abilities

Now it’s hard to believe that someone could be trained to sit in a room, zero in on a blind target, and come up with accurate information about something that is somewhere else in space and time. But we watched it for ourselves. It’s called remote viewing, and the U.S. military spent $20 million dollars […]

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Present Bias, Behavioral Economics, and Behavior Change

[MUSIC PLAYING] YUICHI SHODA: It’s a pleasure to introduce and welcome Dr. David Laibson. Dr. David Laibson is a Robert Goldman Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He received his BA from Harvard, MSc from London School of Economics, and received his PhD from MIT. His research focuses […]

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Think Like a Scientist — Inside Alzheimer’s Disease | HHMI BioInteractive Video

Think Like a Scientist — Inside Alzheimer’s Disease | HHMI BioInteractive Video

[computer keyboard tapping] [music plays] [O’BRIEN:] I am fearful of the day when I put my hands on the keyboard and not know what to do. This is a painful naked story for me to tell, but everything in my training as a journalist says “shame on you if you don’t tell the story.” [O’BRIEN:] […]

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It’s Not Mind-Reading, but Scientists Exploring How Brains Perceive the World

It’s Not Mind-Reading, but Scientists Exploring How Brains Perceive the World

bjbjLULU GWEN IFILL: Finally, another in our occasional reports from journalism students around the country. Tonight, some cutting-edge technology used to tap into the human brain. The reporter is Jake Schoneker, a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Journalism. JAKE SCHONEKER: It’s the stuff of science fiction, mind-reading. The power of […]

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3 Brain Teasers! ft. Physics Girl, Idea Channel & Joe Hanson

A Scientist Spilled 2 Drops Organic Mercury On Her Hand. This Is What Happened To Her Brain.

–In Honor of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn, PhD, Dartmouth College. Case published N Engl J Med 1998; 338:1672-1676.– A Scientist Spilled 2 Drops of Organic Mercury On Her Hand. This Is What Happened To Her Brain. KW is a 48 year old woman, presenting to emergency room with a progressive deterioration in balance, gait and speech. […]

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How Scientists Can Avoid Cognitive Bias

Today I want to talk about a topic that is much, much more important than anything I have previously talked about. And that’s how cognitive biases prevent science from working properly. Cognitive biases have received some attention in recent years, thanks to books like “Thinking Fast and Slow,” “You Are Not So Smart, or “Blind […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Whiplash – Understanding the Physics and Cause of these Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Whiplash – Understanding the Physics and Cause of these Injuries

Sir Isaac Newton described the laws of motion in 1687. The first law of motion basically says an object at rest will remain at rest until it is acted upon by an outside force and an object in motion will continue in motion with the same speed and direction unless acted upon by another force, […]

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Brain chemistry lifehacks: Steve Ilardi at TEDxKC

Brain chemistry lifehacks: Steve Ilardi at TEDxKC

Translator: Reviewer: Denise RQ Right now, standing on this stage, by speaking these words, I’m changing your brain. And I know, it sounds like a superpower (Laughter) but you have it, too, you’re changing my brain just by being here. Now, it all hinges on the single most important thing that I’ve ever learned as […]

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