BrainCraft

BrainCraft
  • 4 minutes
  • 149 episodes
  • BrainCraft
  • Psychology
  • Brain
  • Neuroscience
  • Science
  • PBS Digital Studios
  • Vanessa Hill

Talking psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do. Subscribe for a new video every Thursday!

Created by Vanessa Hill. Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @nessyhill

Artificial Intelligence Can Hallucinate, Too.

Learn more about Udacity at: https://www.udacity.com/braincraft Can artificial intelligence tell the difference between labradoodles and fried chicken? ...probably. But they can also see things that... aren't there. ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE More BrainCraft: Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You? https://youtu.be/Ucc1Xs5UAj4 My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Artificial neural networks are pretty good at image recognition – but sometimes machines misidentify objects too. And, sometimes, machines see things that... aren't there. This can have pretty big implications, which (believe or not) will have more impact that getting a labradoodle and a piece of chicken mixed up. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Produced/edited/hosted by Vanessa. Co-hosted by Luna. REFERENCES 📚 3D Adversarial examples: http://www.csail.mit.edu/fooling_neural_networks_with_3Dprinted_objects http://www.labsix.org/physical-objects-that-fool-neural-nets/ MIT CSAIL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piYnd_wYlT8 OpenAI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeQW5qdeyy8 Dog in a hat inspired by: https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/about/main/machine-learning-qa/ Testing AI with dogs/foods: https://blog.cloudsight.ai/chihuahua-or-muffin-1bdf02ec1680 https://crimesagainstai.com/2016/04/19/animals-vs-food-vs-a-i/ Original dog/food photos: https://twitter.com/teenybiscuit/status/707727863571582978?lang=en

1 week ago

Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You?

*CHANNELS TO WATCH* 🔥 Origins of Everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB8h9jD2Mlxx96ZFnGDSJw Up and Atom: https://youtu.be/3bJ7RChxMWQ ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE More BrainCraft: 4 Weird Audio Illusions! https://youtu.be/kbzL9PxtFf0 Do You Trust Your Senses? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwg0PxpUPlrCbBDdUdLcYga4AANBUWkI The Cocktail Party Effect is an auditory phenomena that, really, humans shouldn't have to solve – normally we can automatically separate different sounds and voices through our selective attention. But it's hard, right? Well Artificial Intelligence found it even harder – a machine found it difficult to determine the difference between audio tracks. Recent breakthroughs in machine learning allowed machines to experience the Cocktail Party Effect themselves. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Produced, Hosted and Edited by Vanessa Hill Writing and Animation: Jade Tan-Holmes (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIvk78tK2TiviLQn4fSHaw) Fact Checking: Bahar Gholipour Camera: Dominique Taylor Sound Mix: Mike Rugnetta REFERENCES 📚 Cocktail Party Effect Stuff: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/537101/deep-learning-machine-solves-the-cocktail-party-problem/ Deep Karaoke: Extracting Vocals from Musical Mixtures Using a Convolutional Deep Neural Network - Andrew J.R. Simpson et al. http://www.spring.org.uk/2009/03/the-cocktail-party-effect.php Deep Learning: https://steemit.com/technology/@adipranatahendi/deep-learning-simplified https://www.technologyreview.com/s/513696/deep-learning/ Robots cooking by watching YouTube vids: https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/robots-learning-to-cook-by-watching-youtube-videos Robot Learning Manipulation Action Plans by “Watching” Unconstrained Videos from the World Wide Web - Yezhou Yang et al. Google beats human at image recognition: https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1325712 Neocortex and Deep Learning: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/513696/deep-learning/ behavioral science

2 weeks ago

The Sounds That Are Unbearable (Misophonia explained)

Check out Ali's channel, The Psych Show. It's great: https://youtu.be/0rZ_QSM_n6I Get your CURIOUS MIND hat! 🧠 https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft Molly's Misophonia on Reasonably Sound (recommended) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUZ2yLbUf5s And make sure you SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft so you don't miss an episode 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE I've been wondering what the difference is between people finding sounds annoying and distressing. Here, we explore Misophonia, a sound sensitivity syndrome where people have strong emotional reactions to common sounds. We meet my friend Molly Templeton and clinical psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu to talk about the brain basis of Misophonia, trigger sounds, reactions and treatment. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Written, hosted, edited and animated by Vanessa 👩🏻‍🔬 Fact Checking: Bahar Gholipour Camera: Dominique Taylor Sound mix: Mike Rugnetta References 🎼 Kumar, S., Tansley-Hancock, O., Sedley, W., Winston, J. S., Callaghan, M. F., Allen, M., ... & Griffiths, T. D. (2017). The brain basis for misophonia. Current Biology, 27(4), 527-533. http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)31530-5 Commentary on that study: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/02/misophonia/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5489594/ No diagnostic criteria: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5489594/ Sounds/Images: https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/346642/ https://freesound.org/people/panikko/sounds/144473/ https://freesound.org/people/GreekIrish/sounds/254713/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/2create/2407331145/

1 month ago

Can You Visualise This? (Aphantasia Explained)

Try two months of CuriosityStream at http://curiositystream.com/braincraft More BrainCraft! Do You Have an Inner Voice? https://youtu.be/dNQyubd9ARc PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE A lot of us can stop and visualise things in a flash – a rainbow, your breakfast table, your Mum's 80s haircut. But "visualising" isn't the norm for everyone – 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 – in non-visual ways. Aphantasia is a recently named condition where people don't experience visuals in their mind – sometimes the images are to a lesser degree, sometimes they're completely absent. I speak with Andy Lord, a BrainCraft viewer who commented about his Aphantasia on my last episode. We all experience the world a little differently. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📚 Zeman, A. Z., Della Sala, S., Torrens, L. A., Gountouna, V. E., McGonigle, D. J., & Logie, R. H. (2010). Loss of imagery phenomenology with intact visuo-spatial task performance: A case of ‘blind imagination’. Neuropsychologia, 48(1), 145-155. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393209003418?via%3Dihub Carl Zimmer for Discover, 2010. The Brain: Look Deep into the Mind’s Eye http://discovermagazine.com/2010/mar/23-the-brain-look-deep-into-minds-eye Zeman, A. Z., Dewar, M., & Della Sala, S. (2015). Lives without imagery - Congenital aphantasia. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945215001781?via%3Dihub#! Carl Zimmer for the New York Times, 2015. Picture This? Some Just Can’t https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/science/aphantasia-minds-eye-blind.html Sci Show, 2015. New Insights into ‘The Mind’s Eye’ https://youtu.be/lpK6ZJea9fk Zeman, A., Dewar, M., & Della Sala, S. (2016). Reflections on aphantasia. Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 74, 336-337. http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/21508884/Reflections_on_Aphantasia.docx Faw, B. (2009). Conflicting intuitions may be based on differing abilities: Evidence from mental imaging research. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 16(4), 45-68. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bill_Faw/publication/233489555_Conflicting_Intuitions_May_Be_Based_On_Differing_Abilities_Evidence_from_Mental_Imaging_Research/links/558c1da208ae591c19d9ecb6.pdf

1 month ago

Do You Have an Inner Voice?

Try two months of CuriosityStream at http://curiositystream.com/braincraft More BrainCraft! Your Biological Clock at Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q8djfQlYwQ PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE How do you hear your inner voice? You know, that little person in your head... wait, is there a voice in YOUR head? Do YOU have an inner voice at all? My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📓 Inner reading voice:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17522439.2015.1028972 More reading voice: https://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/02/22/you-hear-a-voice-in-your-head-when-youre-reading-right/ Inner monologue v. dialogue: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4692319/ Type of thinkers: https://www.ted.com/talks/temple_grandin_the_world_needs_all_kinds_of_minds

3 months ago

This Paradox Could Kill You

Be your best self in BRAINCRAFT MERCH 👕🔬👉 https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft Watch more! Can You Solve This Dilemma? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xHKxrc0PHg The Allais Paradox undermines the theory of expected utility because it shows that we don't always make decisions that align with our wants and needs. So, would you prefer a higher chance of living, or a longer life? And then, which pills did you choose? My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written and animated by Jade Tan-Holmes https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIvk78tK2TiviLQn4fSHaw/ Produced, edited and hosted by Vanessa 🐨 References 📚 Oliver, A. (2003). A quantitative and qualitative test of the Allais paradox using health outcomes. Journal of Economic Psychology, 24(1), 35-48. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/155/1/AllaisParaJOEPsubmission.pdf?gathStatIcon=true Allais, M. (1953). Le Comportement de l'Homme Rationnel devant le Risque: Critique des Postulats et Axiomes de l'Ecole Americaine. Econometrica, 21(4), 503-546. doi:10.2307/1907921 http://www.jstor.org/stable/1907921?origin=crossref&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rationality-normative-utility/ https://www.wired.com/2010/10/the-allais-paradox/

3 months ago

What Makes Someone a Night Owl?

Hooo is Really a Night Owl? Try Squarespace at https://squarespace.com/braincraft and use code “BRAINCRAFT” for a 10% discount. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Are you a morning person or a night owl? I've never been an early bird – and lately I've been wondering why. This pattern in your sleep/wake cycle is called your "chronotype" and appears to be influenced by your genetics. It has some interesting effects on your health – from some people being more agreeable and proactive to others eating and drinking more. Do you notice an effect on your health? And, perhaps, have you noticed your chronotype change over time? 🌚 BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Hosted, Produced, Edited and Animated by Vanessa Hill 🐨 Written by Teagan Wall https://twitter.com/TeagWall Camera/Editing by Dominique Taylor https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica References 🗂 23andMe study: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms10448 Temperament differences study: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07420520903398559 Another one: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886910004599 Personality differences: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886908000974 Morning people are more proactive study: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00549.x/abstract Morning people procrastinate less: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18649490 Larks are happier: http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2012-02789-001 When are people most creative: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13546783.2011.625663 Health, wealth and wisdom: http://www.bmj.com/content/317/7174/1675?variant=full-text White matter study: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S105381191300921X Study on hormone release timing that I didn’t actually use, but it was interesting: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23445508 Night owls are smarter: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886999000549 Night owls have more sex: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886912001420 Night owls consume more nicotine and caffeine: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1360-0443.1994.tb00926.x/abstract People are more creative on their off-hours, whatever that means for them: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13546783.2011.625663 Evolutionary Biology of sleep variation: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/modern-day-sleep-patterns-linked-to-protecting-the-tribe-20170711-gx9b1o.html Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin#/media/File:BenFranklinDuplessis.jpg

3 months ago

4 Brain Teasers Asked in Job Interviews (ft. Space Time & Infinite Series!)

Subscribe to Infinite Series for more paradoxes and math puzzles with Kelsey: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs4aHmggTfFrpkPcWSaBN9g And Matt explores the craziness of astrophysics on Space Time: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g And SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! (so you don't miss an episode) 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill We've been asking brain teasers and riddles for centuries (really, the first one I ask here was recorded in the second century). Humans have an innate curiosity, which has led us use these brain teasers for a variety of purposes. Here I ask a bunch of brain teasers, that on sites like Glassdoor, Forbes, LinkedIn and Quora, people have reported being asked in job interviews at tech companies like Google and Microsoft. While some of the questions may seem inane, they allow employers to assess your ability to problem solve and to see divergent thinking in action – how you apply knowledge you have to a novel situation. So... how did you do? BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Hosted and Produced by Vanessa Hill 🐨 Camera and Editing by Dominique Taylor https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica

3 months ago

Ways to Bring the Brain Dead ‘Back to Life’

SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! (so you don't miss an episode) 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Would you get a brain cell transplant? And just how many cells can you have replaced without becoming a whole new person? PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Thanks to medical advances, we can use things like organ transplants and mechanical ventilators to keep us alive – we can even resuscitate a heart that’s stopped beating. So why can’t we bring a brain back to life? Well, our brains are made up of trillions of connections, and generating new brain cells or neurons is complicated. The research, and methods, are pretty controversial. The results – bringing a seemingly brain dead person back to life – could have huge implications. Procedures also come with a big risk of making things worse and they raise ethical questions. Would you elect to have a brain cell transplant? BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Hosted, Produced and Animated by Vanessa Hill 🐨 Written by Bahar Gholipour http://bahargholipour.com/ References 🕯 Falkner, S., Grade, S., Dimou, L., Conzelmann, K. K., Bonhoeffer, T., Götz, M., & Hübener, M. (2016). Transplanted embryonic neurons integrate into adult neocortical circuits. Nature, 539(7628), 248-253. https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v539/n7628/full/nature20113.html Trials of embryonic stem cells to launch in China https://www.nature.com/news/trials-of-embryonic-stem-cells-to-launch-in-china-1.22068 Zhang, L., Yin, J. C., Yeh, H., Ma, N. X., Lee, G., Chen, X. A., ... & Wu, G. Y. (2015). Small molecules efficiently reprogram human astroglial cells into functional neurons. Cell Stem Cell, 17(6), 735-747. http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/abstract/S1934-5909(15)00419-1 Li, H., & Chen, G. (2016). In vivo reprogramming for CNS repair: regenerating neurons from endogenous glial cells. Neuron, 91(4), 728-738. http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(16)30467-6

4 months ago

BrainCraft Behind The Scenes: BLOOPERS! Vol. 2

THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! I always feel very grateful to be able to make videos for you 👩🏻‍🔬 Please SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a video 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill

4 months ago

Dissecting a Dinosaur Brain (sort of)

I play trivia with Dustin on The Dinosaur Show ☄️ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWIknNOGwPjdmRAXwNkhqDw/ PBS Digital Studios has a new dino show called EONS 👉 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzR-rom72PHN9Zg7RML9EbA SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! (so you don't miss an episode) 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE How can we figure out the intelligence of something that's been extinct for millions of years? Well, one way is by looking at the structure of its brain. I chat about what we know about dinosaur brains with my friend Dustin Growick, dinosaur whisperer. I also dissect a T. rex brain, which really means I cut up a clay model with a knife. It was fun. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Hosted, Produced and Animated by Vanessa Hill 🐨 Camera/Editing by Dominique Taylor https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica

4 months ago

Your Biological Clock at Work

Try Squarespace at https://squarespace.com/braincraft and use code “BRAINCRAFT” for a 10% discount. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! (so you don't miss an episode) 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE This sleep cycle is a good average: your circadian rhythm can shift somewhat depending on your sleep/wake schedule. If you wake consistently at 9am, then your blood pressure with go up closer to 8:45am and everything else will be shifted as well. It's tied to sunlight A LOT but since we have artificial light, there's wiggle room within that. Because of the change in the day/night length across seasons, people actually get more sleep in the winter than in the summer–almost an hour more per night! 🌚 My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Hosted, Produced and Animated by Vanessa Hill 🐨 Written by Teagan Wall https://twitter.com/TeagWall Camera/Animation by Dominique Taylor https://www.youtube.com/user/TokenInAmerica

4 months ago

Your Brain in Virtual Reality

Check out Nat's video (I'm in it!) -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGLsbo2eoyE PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill If you're feeling lost about what happens inside a VR headset, you can count on your brain's’ internal GPS to guide you through virtual reality experiences. Here, we dive head(set) first into the neuroscience and psychology of VR. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Camera: Dominique Taylor Fact-checking: Bahar Gholipour Virtual Reality Pilot: Louis Costa Thanks to https://mindshow.com and YouTube Space NY for helping out with this production. REFERENCES 📓 Society for Neuroscience: http://blog.brainfacts.org/2013/08/human-grid-cells/#.WUAayxPys2I Chen, G., King, J. A., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2013). How vision and movement combine in the hippocampal place code. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(1), 378-383. http://www.pnas.org/content/110/1/378.full Aghajan, Z. M., Acharya, L., Moore, J. J., Cushman, J. D., Vuong, C., & Mehta, M. R. (2015). Impaired spatial selectivity and intact phase precession in two-dimensional virtual reality. Nature neuroscience, 18(1), 121-128. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0dn3g05j#page-7 Harvey, C. D., Collman, F., Dombeck, D. A., & Tank, D. W. (2009). Intracellular dynamics of hippocampal place cells during virtual navigation. Nature, 461(7266), 941-946. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7266/full/nature08499.html Jacobs, J., Weidemann, C. T., Miller, J. F., Solway, A., Burke, J. F., Wei, X. X., ... & Kahana, M. J. (2013). Direct recordings of grid-like neuronal activity in human spatial navigation. Nature neuroscience, 16(9), 1188-1190. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3767317/

5 months ago

Are Older People Wiser?

Get 10% off a custom domain and email address by going to https://www.hover.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Some perspectives on wisdom, from both psychological research and my Nana. It turns out that both reveal it's much more nuanced than saying "older people are wiser" – there are different types of wisdom, wisdom is positively correlated with personality traits and wisdom can even be learned. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📓 Jeste, D. V., Ardelt, M., Blazer, D., Kraemer, H. C., Vaillant, G., & Meeks, T. W. (2010). Expert consensus on characteristics of wisdom: A Delphi method study. The Gerontologist, 50(5), 668-680. https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/50/5/668/559258/Expert-Consensus-on-Characteristics-of-Wisdom-A Staudinger, U. M. (2008). A psychology of wisdom: History and recent developments. Research in Human Development, 5(2), 107-120. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15427600802034835?journalCode=hrhd20 Weststrate, N. M., Ferrari, M., & Ardelt, M. (2016). The many faces of wisdom: An investigation of cultural-historical wisdom exemplars reveals practical, philosophical, and benevolent prototypes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(5), 662-676. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0146167216638075

5 months ago

How Smart is Your Dog?

Try two months of CuriosityStream at http://curiositystream.com/braincraft Check out REACTIONS for super fun chemistry videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/ACSReactions SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Dogs, with their varying smarts, may be able to tell us more about the nature of intelligence in all animals – including humans! Try out these three canine intelligence tests to see if your pet is above or below average – or right on par with the dogs in this study. Keep in mind that we’re comparing the results to border collies and everyone’s testing environment is a little different, so below average/average/above average is the most accurate measurement (compared to some other tests online that have scoring systems). So smart. Much fun. 🐕 BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Research and writing: Rachelle Oldmixon Camera: Dominique Taylor Editing: Dominique Taylor and Vanessa Hill A big thanks to Bo Saks, Jade Barnden, Brendan Hill, Elaine Seward and Anna Rothschild for their furry footage. REFERENCES 📓 Arden, R., & Adams, M. J. (2016). A general intelligence factor in dogs. Intelligence, 55, 79-85. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016028961630023X Coren, S. (2006). The intelligence of dogs: A guide to the thoughts, emotions, and inner lives of our canine companions. Simon and Schuster. https://books.google.com/books?id=nBzuXFdFECEC Dogs’ Intelligence on Par with 2-Year-Old Human http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/08/dogs-think.aspx IMAGES 🐾 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Female_German_Shepherd.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_poodle_apricot.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Willowtree_I%27m_a_Star_%22Seth%22_m%C3%A2le_border_collie_reproducteur_de_l%27%C3%A9levage_de_Grimmaupr%C3%A8s.JPG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anglel_Bless_Legendary_Hills_1_m%C4%9Bs%C3%ADc_st%C3%A1%C5%99%C3%AD.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bvdb-bassethound1.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Anthony_van_Dyck_-_Five_Eldest_Children_of_Charles_I_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Molossian_hound_BM_GR2001.10-10.1_n02.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Colima_-_Dog_Effigy_-_Walters_20092051_-_Three_Quarter_Front.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Livre_de_Chasse_40v.jpg

5 months ago

100 LAYERS OF CREDIBILITY

SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft How do makeup and our perception of beauty affect our trustworthy and credible we appear? The 100 layer challenge, with science. From Sally Le Page, GRWM, Science Edition! https://youtu.be/eXlaHAn0bws More BrainCraft: The Most Beautiful Face in the World? https://youtu.be/07MzPrkwJsw My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📓 Etcoff, N. L., Stock, S., Haley, L. E., Vickery, S. A., & House, D. M. (2011). Cosmetics as a feature of the extended human phenotype: Modulation of the perception of biologically important facial signals. PloS one, 6(10), e25656. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0025656 Jones, A. L., & Kramer, R. S. (2015). Facial cosmetics have little effect on attractiveness judgments compared with identity. Perception, 44(1), 79-86. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/19e1/2444871b714c629f6b13d2897cd67287613d.pdf Van’t Wout, M., & Sanfey, A. G. (2008). Friend or foe: The effect of implicit trustworthiness judgments in social decision-making. Cognition, 108(3), 796-803. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23188803_Friend_or_foe_The_effect_of_implicit_trustworthiness_judgments_in_social_decision-making Carrillo, L., Coleman, B., & Hack, T. (2014). What’s in a Face?: Perceptions of Women Wearing Cosmetics. Journal Contents, 19(2), 13-22. https://www.fhsu.edu/uploadedFiles/academic/college_of_arts_and_sciences/psych/JPI/Vol%2019,%202.pdf#page=13 READ MORE: Jones, A. L., Kramer, R. S., & Ward, R. (2014). Miscalibrations in judgements of attractiveness with cosmetics. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(10), 2060-2068. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Ward26/publication/261137396_Miscalibrations_in_judgements_of_attractiveness_with_cosmetics/links/58382a9008aef00f3bf9e75c.pdf Tagai, K., Ohtaka, H., & Nittono, H. (2016). Faces with Light Makeup Are Better Recognized than Faces with Heavy Makeup. Frontiers in psychology, 7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4771839/pdf/fpsyg-07-00226.pdf

5 months ago

THE PAOMNNEHAL PWEOR OF THE HMUAN MNID

PRE-ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill ThE FaCtOrS ThAt CoNtRIbuTe tO HoW YoU ReAd ArE QuItE InTeReStINg – YoU ProCeSS WorDS In UnItS, AcCeSsInG YoUR LoNg TeRm MeMOrY To MaKE SeNsE Of WoRD MeAnInGs aND StOrY StRuCTuRE. oH, AnD ThE ShApE Of ThE WoRdS AfFeCtS YoUr WoRD ReCogNiTiOn AnD ReAdInG SpEeD ToO ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Further reading 📓 http://www.academia.edu/219931/Jordan_T.R._1990_._Presenting_words_without_interior_letters_Superiority_over_single_letters_and_influence_of_postmask_boundaries._Journal_of_Experimental_Psychology_Human_Perception_and_Performance_16_893-909 https://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/cmabridge/ http://observer.com/2017/03/chunking-typoglycemia-brain-consume-information/

6 months ago

How To Procrastinate Effectively

Try Squarespace at https://squarespace.com/braincraft and use code “BRAINCRAFT” for a 10% discount. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Taking a break to do simple or "mindless" tasks can have a positive impact on your creativity, productivity and decision making. So if you're going to procrastinate or waste time, here's how to do it properly. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. The Sun In Ultra-HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tmbeLTHC_0 Further reading 📓 Isaac Asimov, How do people get new ideas? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/531911/isaac-asimov-asks-how-do-people-get-new-ideas/ Workplace Internet Leisure Browsing: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08959285.2013.765878 Freedom to surf: the positive effects of workplace Internet leisure browsing: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2011.00272.x/abstract Inspired by distraction: https://labs.psych.ucsb.edu/schooler/jonathan/sites/labs.psych.ucsb.edu.schooler.jonathan/files/pubs/inspired_by_distraction.pdf

6 months ago

Mind-Blowing Illusions That Trick Multiple Senses

Try two months of CuriosityStream at http://curiositystream.com/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Your brain does its best to piece together the world – but our senses are susceptible to being tricked. For centuries we thought that optical illusions only tricked our visual perception – now we know that the same illusions can trick the touch perception of those who are blind. There’s more to the humble optical illusion than first meets the eye 👀 My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Further reading 📓 Bean, C. H. (1938). The blind have" optical illusions.". Journal of Experimental Psychology, 22(3), 283. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xge/22/3/283/ Gentaz, E., & Hatwell, Y. (2004). Geometrical haptic illusions: The role of exploration in the Müller-Lyer, vertical-horizontal, and Delboeuf illusions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11(1), 31-40. https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758%2FBF03206457?LI=true Eagleman, D. M. (2001). Visual illusions and neurobiology. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2(12), 920. http://eaglemanlab.net/papers/Eagleman.NatureRevNeuro.Illusions.pdf Heller, M. A., & Gentaz, E. (2013). Psychology of touch and blindness. Psychology press. https://books.google.com/books?id=hW1EAQAAQBAJ&dq=Psychology+of+Touch+and+Blindness&lr=&source=gbs_navlinks_s Images 🌀 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zollner_illusion.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poggendorff_illusion.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%BCller-Lyer_illusion.svg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/Ponzo_illusion.gif

6 months ago

The Quantum Power of the Human Nose

Try Squarespace at https://squarespace.com/braincraft and use code “BRAINCRAFT” for a 10% discount. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Your sense of smell is incredible. Inside your nose, odour molecules interact with your senses at the quantum level – you can detect the presence of extra neutrons in a molecule. Lots of the ways we experience the world are on the teeniest, tiniest scale. It's just one of the places that quantum mechanics interacts with biology. Now you nose 👃✨ BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Hosted and Produced by Vanessa Hill 🐨 Written by Teagan Wall https://twitter.com/TeagWall Further reading 📓 http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v9/n1/full/nphys2474.html http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814600002879

6 months ago