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Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You?

Now, did you hear what I was saying? Clearly enough that you could, say, write it in dow the comments? If so, you just experienced a phenomenon called The Cocktail Party Effect. You can hear me while there’s people talking right next to us or if there’s a jazz band across the room. This is…

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The illusion of consciousness | Dan Dennett

So I’m going to speak about a problem that I have and that’s that I’m a philosopher. (Laughter) When I go to a party and people ask me what do I do and I say, “I’m a professor,” their eyes glaze over. When I go to an academic cocktail party and there are all the…

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There Was No First Human

[MUSIC] This is me. I’m a human. These are my parents, they’re clearly humans too. My grandfather, human. My great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather? Humans without a doubt. But my grandfather 185 million generations removed? Not a human. He was a fish. [MUSIC] Imagine you could take a picture of every ancestor down the line and put…

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Mind-Blowing Illusions That Trick Multiple Senses

Okay, take a look at this optical illusion. Are the lines parallel… or not? What about this one? Is the black line a continuation of the red line, or the blue line? Or if it’s misaligned, which direction does it have to move in to be in line with the red one? These are examples…

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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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Restoring Habitats with Magic Beans

Hey, we’re here with Robb in the economic botany collection talking about plants. Robb, what do you do here? I am the Calumet outreach coordinator, and I organize habitat restoration in the Calumet area. It’s where you have three or four different ecosystems butting up against each other, all coming together where it’s one of…

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The magical science of storytelling | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholm

Translator: Florencia Bracamonte Reviewer: Tanya Cushman In 2009, a man, a journalist by the name Rob Walker, wanted to find out this: Is storytelling really the most powerful tool of all? And in order to do this, he went on his computer, and he bought 200 objects from eBay. And the average price of the…

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How Magicians Trick Your Brain

What! So I saw a magic show a few weeks ago and it was so good. I was totally bamboozled and it got me thinking about how magicians trick your brain and the psychology of deception. So we’re back, visiting the same magician with a camera and all of you to explore some brain magic….

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