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BrainCraft

The Psychological Tricks Keeping You Online

BrainCraft

The Psychological Tricks Keeping You Online

9m 41s

We take a look at persuasive design โ€“ and how good design persuades you every single day. When it comes to technology this can have some pretty big impacts of keeping us hooked to our devices. Should navigating this be your responsibility? Or should we call for more ethical design?

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5m 21s

The Power of Curiosity

All forms of curiosity, even silly hypotheticals, are important โ€“ they can lead to practical ideas as well. And two groups are great at it: kids and smart adults. But the average person forgets to be curious. Here we explore the power of curiosity, and in the words of Joe Hanson โ€“ Stay Curious! Donโ€™t shy away from asking questions, however pointless they may seem.

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3m 6s

How to Think Like Einstein

It seems like some people have so many great ideas โ€“ย  like Albert Einstein, who as well as changing everything we know about the whole of space and time, also took a stab at fashion. Rest assured there are ways that the rest of us can be more creative, too. We explore some practical tips for boosting your creativity and generating ideas.

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3m 2s

The Neuroscience of Creativity

Creativity depends on the cooperation of two competing networks: one that generates spontaneous thoughts (the default mode network) and the executive control center of the brain that governs everything else. Our random, free-flowing thoughts that are worthy of further exploration pop into our consciousness when they're recruited by the executive control network.

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5m 45s

The Surprising Similarities Between Twister and Intelligence

Network Neuroscience offers a new way to look at our brains โ€“ย where researchers organize our brain's connections as patterns and look at how those connections interact, change and stay the same when we perform different tasks. It turns out that the flexibility of those connections can indicate how quickly we can learn or multitask โ€“ย and is a top predictor of intelligence.

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4m 51s

Can You Visualise This? (Aphantasia Explained)

A lot of us can stop and visualise things in a flash โ€“ a rainbow, your breakfast table, your Mum's 80s haircut. But "visualising" isn't the norm for everyone โ€“ some people don't imagine things in a visual way. While our "mind's eye" allows a lot of us to see things in our head, other people imagine with words or concepts โ€“ in non-visual ways.

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