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The National How science says drawing will help you retain information better

It's been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and this might be more true than we realize, especially when it comes to our thinking and memory.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/11/2019

Brain Games Illusion Confusion

This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, you'll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! You’ll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman: you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games Motion Commotion

Evolving in a world that was constantly moving, our brain had to develop a sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode of Brain Games stops to ask a deceptively simple question: what really is motion? We explore the science behind how our brain detects, interprets and reacts to motion, and you’ll see how easily this hard wiring ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Brain Games Seeing Is Believing

Scientists have found that optical illusions are one of the best ways to get inside your head to see how your brain works. Through a series of fun, interactive games and illusions we'll play a few tricks on your eyes to show you how your brain builds your reality. You'll learn an easy way to turn beautiful celebrities into ugly ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Brain Games Focus Pocus

Think your field of vision is really in focus, or that your brain is focusing on everything happening in front of you? Think you know exactly what is most important at any given moment? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your focus and attention to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal how ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Project X Memory

In this episode on memory, Dr. Gardy looks at how elite athletes perform dazzling feats, seemingly without effort. She joins a group of British "free runners," athletes performing the urban street stunts, to explore how muscle memory works. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot then unearth some surprising news in the classroom: students immediately forget 90% of information conveyed ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Science of the Senses: Sight

This episode takes viewers on a fascinating tour of our visual world, from the moment light enters our eyes, to the way this information is transformed into electrical impulses and decoded by our brain – the domain of "visual perception". Seeing takes an immense amount of brainpower, more than 65% of the brain's neural pathways. This massive machinery has been ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013