sábado, 23 de mayo de 2015

Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

Ever wonder how your brain processes information? These brain tricks and illusions help to demonstrate the two main systems of Fast and Slow Thinking in your brain. 

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015

How does your brain respond to pain? - Karen D. Davis

Everyone experiences pain -- but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the "pain experience" differs from person to person. 

Lesson by Karen D. Davis, animation by Brett Underhill.

domingo, 17 de mayo de 2015

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

¿Por qué se me empañan las gafas?

Los cristales se empañan en algunas ocasiones, el parabrisas del coche, la ventana del cuarto de baño, las gafas… ¿por qué? Teatralizando un poco y utilizando algunos ejemplos cotidianos, lo explicamos en este vídeo

lunes, 11 de mayo de 2015

The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it's not magic; it's science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies are ready for eating. Lesson by Stephanie Warren, animation by Augenblick Studios.

viernes, 8 de mayo de 2015

The real story behind Archimedes’ Eureka! - Armand D'Angour

When you think of Archimedes’ Eureka moment, you probably imagine a man in a bathtub, right? As it turns out, there's much more to the story. Armand D'Angour tells the story of Archimedes' biggest assignment -- an enormous floating palace commissioned by a king -- that helped him find Eureka. Lesson by Armand D'Angour, animation by Zedem Media.

martes, 5 de mayo de 2015

How to unboil an egg - Eleanor Nelsen

t’s so obvious that it’s practically proverbial: you can’t unboil an egg. But actually, it turns out that you can -- sort of. Eleanor Nelsen explains the process by which mechanical energy can undo what thermal energy has done.

Lesson by Eleanor Nelsen, animation by Provincia Studio.

sábado, 2 de mayo de 2015

What is leukemia? - Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni

Stem cells found in the bone marrow are crucial for our health because they are needed to become new blood cells that sustain and protect our bodies. But when the transformation goes wrong, harmful mutations can cause the cells to start replicating without control -- a type of cancer known as leukemia. Danilo Allegra and Dania Puggioni explain how this happens and how certain treatments provide hope for those suffering from the disease.