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Video: The Science Of Us Discusses How Anxiety Might Actually Improve Your Brain


 
In this video, the Science of Us talks about the interesting side of a difficult psychological ailment: Anxiety.

For some of us we’ve either known, -or been someone who is way too reactive or neurotic to potential-threats; or even imagined-ones.

Well in nature’s endearingly-odd way, it turns out there is very likely an upside to this analysis-paralysis.

And it starts with Greater Connections…

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“OH REEAAALLY!?!?!?!” -The Brain-Boosting Benefits of Banter & Sarcasm

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In an experiment by Francesca Gino & her colleagues, they discovered something interesting about a conversation tactic many of us have used to greater or lesser benefit depending on the situation.

It turns out that Banter, Verbal Irony, Repartee, and good-natured Badinage (what they’re calling “Sarcasm” here) is actually good for your brain, and those of all who take part in it.

But first the bad news…

Text Is Terrible. Voice Only Slightly Worse:

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NatGeo’s BREAKTHROUGH Is 6 Episodes Of Future-Awesome

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Well, NatGeo has started putting on a new series, and it’s right in-line with just about everything this site would ever hope to be about. -Just in video format.

It’s on Sundays, 9/8C and we’re already starting to get to the good stuff like, “More Than Human”, “Decoding The Brain”, and “The Age of Aging”.

So, while you’re waiting for the next installment, check out their trippily-animated, Hayden Planetarium-meets-Minority Report-On-LSD website.

A linked-list of the major sections is below, to help you sift through & target the content you’d like to check out…

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Video: ASAPScience Asks, “What Will We Be Like In 1000 Years?”


 
In this video, ASAPScience speculates about what we’ll be like in another 1,000 years.

And their roundup of the predictions seems nothing if not interesting.

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Over the past 10,000, 150, and 65 years, we’ve become tolerant of milk, grown 10cm taller & lived 20 years longer. All due to science in farming, healthcare & diet.

 
So: What else could happen going forward? You know, besides Google Glass…

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Video: The Science Of Us Intros The Secret Freakonomics Of Achievement: A Little Pessimism Is Good For You


 
In this video, The Science Of Us talks about an interesting set of clinical discoveries made by Dr. Gabriele Oettingen on the way we think about change & success.

Despite decades of post-hippie-era positive-thinking advice. The path to those improvements it turns out, is a little more complicated.

And in-fact, what we all might need is of all things, A little Pessimism…

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GATTACA + Minority Report: Science Can Now Read Your Intelligence, And One Day Your Character, From An MRI Scan


 
Up until now, scientists couldn’t do that much with an fMRI besides sniff out liars. -Well all that just changed, in a big way.

A team lead by Yale researchers has not only found a new use for it, but delved right into the scary and unfair depths of The Biological “Self”.

Their scanner + human connectome big-data invention is nothing short of a digital Sorting Hat, like in the Harry Potter movies.

-Oh yeah, (much like the 2012 work by WUMinn) it can also figure out +/- exactly how smart you are

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Video: The Science Of Us Helps Insomniacs Put Their Best Foot Forward


 
It turns out that proper bedroom temperature & ultimately body temperature are vital to good sleep.

And while the National Sleep Foundation recommends the room be between 60 and 67 degrees, individual needs end up being,… -well; very individual. -And problemmatic.

So: The Science of Us jumps in to the rescue! Their answer? -Feet!…

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Video: Hammerhead VR Big Data Genome Browser Finds Needles In Haystacks, -The Size Of Mount Everest


 
Like it or not, many factors like cheap storage are moving us toward Information Overload on a scale even Future Shock’s author could not have imagined.

Nowhere is that becoming more true than in Machine Learning and the Algorithmic-Pattern-Matcher-Meets-Server-Farm presently called, “Big Data”.

One of the first places outside Google and Facebook to have this problem? -Health Research.

The main issue with that much data is: How do you even begin to make sense of it?…

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Video: Because Science Explores DareDevil-Like Sensory Superpowers That You Might Have Too


 
In this video, Nerdist.com’s “Because Science” explores a few of the things that make DareDevil extraordinary, and how some real-life adaptations show we’re already a little bit like him.

While he learned to “see” the world using sound, the name “Bat Man” was already taken, “Submarine Man” seemed too nautical, -and so DareDevil it was.

-And though he can also Smell & Feel more than a normal person, it turns out that his bat-like Echo-Location is something un-super people can do too.

Many people who are blind have actually learned to do it. And the surprising…

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