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‘Meditatie verandert brein op korte termijn’

Via @MarcelleSla liep ik tegen dit bericht op nu.nl aan. Het beschrijft dat uit onderzoek is gebleken dat door beoefening van meditatie het brein binnen 8 weken al structureel kan veranderen. Verder wordt er aangegeven dat beoefenaars van meditatie het volgende ervaren: - een gevoel van rust - lichamelijke ontspanning - cognitieve en ...

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Focus On Not Being Focused

Skip the first 2 minutes. Then listen to the story about the monk. A short story with great insight told by Jonah Lehrer.

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Fortune At The Bottom

C. K. Prahalad, author of the book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits, knows the future of ...

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The Spirit Level

More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. That's the sub title to the book, Spirit Level. The Equality Trust is trying to get the amazing idea out ...

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Brain To Brain Internet

The human brain makes a pretty good router. In the video, a person thinks 1 or 0 by imagining arm movements. An EGG picks up a streams of 1's and 0's. Sends that over the internet. ...

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Everyone Is A Genius

You might think that people that are incredibly good at something (music, chess or whatever) are just unique. They are not. Geniuses just work longer at it. Anyone can do it. You can do it.

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Transcendent Man

Trailer for a documentary about Ray Kurzweil called Transcendent Man. Ray is... strange. Depending on who you talk to, he is either a genius or a mad man.

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MRI Imaging Of Sex

The tag line for Ig Nobel Prizes, a parody of the Nobel Prize is "First Laugh, Then Think." The prize goes to unusual but important scientific research. Like MRI imaging of sex.

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The Power Of Your Mind

Bruce Lipton questions the orthodox of DNA. His observations on the focus and direction of science might surprise you. What would a world without Darwin and Newton look like? In part 2, which is in the full post, Bruce Lipton gives an amazing overview of what the effects of subconscious thinking are. Watch this video. It can make a big difference in your life.

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Darpa Brain Research

Darpa funded the research that created internet and the computer mouse. Now, they are funding research into something called "cortically coupled computer vision". When you see something funny or interesting, a computer can recognize that pattern in a brain scan. So, if a computer knows what you are looking at, it can "tag" it as interesting or funny or whatever. Imagine: everything interesting you saw on the internet bookmarked without doing a thing. The video above is the last part of a History Channel show about the brain which includes the Darpa research. Watch the entire episode in the full post.

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Norman Borlaug (1914-2009)

Norman Borlaug has died (September 12, 2009). Lines like he "saved more lives than any man in human history" are thrown around about this guy. He is one of only five people to receive the Nobel ...

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What If I Had The Brain Of Rem Koolhaas?

As a cutting-edge video artist, Lincoln Schatz is familiar with the different ways in which we perceive the world. In this video he is wondering what the world would be like if we had a device that would allow us to see the world through someone else's mind, literally. So how do you view a city if you have the brain of, say, Rem Koolhaas?

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How To Print Human Organs

Wow! This is incredible. I had heard about several 3D prototyping techniques, but to actually make organs out of human cells is totally new to me. This video shows you how it works.

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Don’t Eat The Marshmallow Yet!

A little story about delayed gratification. Children are seated in a closed room were they get a plate with a marshmallow or another kind of sweet treat. The adult that gave them the treat then leaves the room for fifteen minutes telling the kid that if the sweet is still there when he comes back they'll get another one. Two out of three children eat the marshmallow before the adult gets back. The ones who don't eat it Joachim de Posada says are apt to be more successful in life. A lesson on resisting temptations and the importance of self discipline.

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The Invention Of Animals

We, man, have created some cool stuff. Planes, rockets, nuclear weapons, iPhones, etc. But nothing really compares to domesticated animals. Man created animals? Yes! Think about it. The standard poodle is not a natural thing. That was all our doing.

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A Scientist’s Search For God

Brain scientist Robert Lawrence Kuhn talks to many people about God in the film Closer to the Truth. The video above is the trailer for the PBS series. The ...

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Let Bobby McFerrin Hack Your Brain

Some things are universal. Like music. Want to see that universality in action? Bobby McFerrin does something amazing on stage at the World Science Festival 2009. The audience did not practice ...

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Brain Science Used To Maximize Creativity

Video that includes the talk "Maximizing creativity with brain wave training" from Global HR Forum 2009. The talk starts at about 3 minutes into the video, is the only english ...

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Busting The Moonwalk Myth

In honor of the 40th anniversary of that other famous Moonwalk, the lunar landing (20th of juli 1969) we could celebrate the creativity of the people that made the first real Moonwalk possible. But let's give it a Fresh-Creation spin and celebrate the creativity of conspiracy theorists and their counterparts; "mad scientists", like Jamie & Adam and their Mythbusters team. Here's some great footage of the Mythbusters doing their thing to bust the fake moon landing myth.

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What Did Manhattan Look Like 400 Years Ago?

Manhattan Island was discovered in 1609 by explorer Henry Hudson. The Mannahatta Project seeks to find out what he saw when he got there. The Mannahatta website has a ...

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