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Brain Tricks – This Is How Your Brain Works

You may not realize it but your brain actually processes information in two very distinct ways. Like when you look at this photo, you instantly know she has blond hair, is visibly angry, and likely has some choice words to yell. Without any effort you experience fast thinking, but if you look at the following…

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You Can’t See This (MIND TRICKS)

Your eyes help you see the world. But you can’t see this dot No, seriously! If you close your left eye, stare at this cross here with your right eye and slowly move your head towards or away from the screen, the dot will disappear. Revealing the exact location of your blind spot. The cells…

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Can You Trick A Breathalyzer? (The LAB)

So, what’ll it be, Mister… The name’s Bond. Ionic bond. Taken, not shared. Hello and welcome to The Lab, where we take your questions and turn them into experiments every Sunday. My name’s Mitch and I’m Greg and today we’re going to be getting drunk in the name of science. So study’s actually show that…

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Will This Trick Your Brain? (Color TEST)

Humans can discern between 2.3 million colors – but try staring at this picture of us bursting through the periodic table and focus on the green dot as we invert the colors. Don’t stop staring there until I say the light is traveling as a wave to your eye, and the frequency of these wavelengths…

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8 Optical Illusions to Freak Out Your Brain

JACOB SOBOROFF: Whoa. Well that’s just a balloon. Come on. MALE SPEAKER: All right, that was an easy one. JACOB SOBOROFF: All right, balloon in the cup. Oh, no. MALE SPEAKER: What? JACOB SOBOROFF: You didn’t do that. MALE SPEAKER: What’re you doing? I’m never going to look at anyone’s pictures of their room the…

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Can You Trust Your Ears? (Audio Illusions)

Many of us have become quick to catch illusions that trick our eyes – but how often do you consider illusions of the ear? Are you really able to trust your ears and the things they hear? For example, listen to Greg speaking… What do you hear? If you heard ‘bar, bar, bar’ you’d be…

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Will This Trick Your Ears? (Audio Illusions)

You may recognize the song being played as All Star, by Smash Mouth and, if you do, something amazing is about to happen Even though only piano notes are being played, if you know the song, you’ll start to hear the lead singer’s voice and the words being sung. I swear, what you’re hearing is…

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Your Brain On Shrooms

Psychedelic or ‘magic’ mushrooms have been ingested by humans for over 9000 years. Even today, this naturally grown fungus is commonly used as a recreational drug, causing hallucinations, but how exactly does it work? The main psychoactive ingredient in shrooms is call psilocybin. When ingested, the body breaks it down into the active drug psilocin,…

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