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Upside-Down Glasses: The Plastic Nature of Reality

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In this short clip, watch how a highly creative person adapts relatively quickly to literally having her world upside down.
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OCD: The War Inside

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This excellent and unpretentious documentary does a great job of bringing home the trials of a life afflicted with OCD. The film focuses less on symptoms than on the impact of the constant internal dialogue. After watching this, you may never joke about OCD again.
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The Neurobiology of the Attachment Relationship

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Try to wade through the fancy science talk to understand the fundamental gene-regulating importance of a secure attachment relationship.
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Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal

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In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds -- and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.
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God is in the Neurons

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Well done video on the neuroscience of consciousness. Don't let the title scare you off if you believe in God. There's room for everyone in neuroscience
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How We Read Other People’s Minds

Interesting TED talk that highlight the brain region that appears to be implicated in social judgements. It is important to consider the biology of what we consider to be choices in order to realize the impact of our developmental experiences on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour
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Synesthesia: Cross-wired Senses

Synesthesia is where one or more senses are actually linked neurologically, leading to a single stimulus causing more than one sensory response. For example, sounds that have colours, and textures that have smells. For me personally, the number 8 always seemed like a bit of a snob, while the number...
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Hollow Face Phenomenon: The Confirmation Bias Operating at a Sensory Level

A short clip that demonstrates how the brain fills in the sensory and perceptual blanks based on what it believes is possible. Pretty cool stuff.
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The Neurons that Shaped Civilization

This is a documentary that instructs about the function of particular brain cells, known as mirror neurons. Mirror neurons allow us to learn from example, referred to as social learning. Lots of interesting research and real-world examples demonstrating the vital function of these cells and what happens when they don’t...