THE BEST Brains

Stanley Scanley

Stanley Scanley

Filmmaker and composer Stuart Hilton’s son Stanley had his brain scanned for science, and his dad decided to take footage of the sliced up imaging layers, animated them, and set them to a trippy ambient soundtrack. It’s weird to think that we all have this stuff inside our heads.

The Science of Hallucinations

The Science of Hallucinations

Life Noggin explains how despite our brains’ best efforts to only believe inputs from our sensory organs like eyes, ears, nose and skin, that things can go wrong causing us to see and hear things that weren’t actually there. Also, we can now use “fusiform gyrus” in a sentence.

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Ancient Art of the Abacus

Ancient Art of the Abacus

It’s pretty stunning to see how the human mind can be programmed. These Japanese children perform complex calculations using imaginary abacuses while we still have trouble counting on our fingers.

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