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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve said about consciousness I agree with them on this point that consciousness is what it’s…

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ABC Song | Super Simple Songs

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Now I know my ABC Next time won’t you sing with me

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8 Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

This video is an illusion. It might seem like I’m moving around, but I’m not. I’m just a series of completely still images flashing quickly before your eyes. Your brain is stitching those frames together to create the perception that I’m moving around like I would be if I were right there in front of…

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Where does Magic come from?

Welcome to the Endless Knot! What connects witchcraft, dreams, paper clips, and trees? The answer is magical, as we’ll find out in this year’s Halloween video! The word magic had a long way to travel before making it into English. The earliest citations for the word in the Oxford English dictionary are in the Middle…

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The psychology of magic: Where do we look for meaning in life? | Derren Brown | Big Think

We live in a world now where we’ve comfortably dispensed with most myth and superstition for the last few hundred years. That’s the enlightenment project, you know, we have embraced a very rational approach to life and that’s wonderful and it has brought us many great things, but it’s also left us with a sort…

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In my last video in this miniseries in seven parts, I talked about the legendary predictor of the 1987 market crash – Paul Tudor Jones. Today, I will focus on Richard Dennis instead, a man who once was called the “prince of the pit”, because of his performance in the trading pits of Wall Street…

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Your Brain Is an Illusion Factory: Time, Color, Causality | Dean Buonomano

Time is complicated, I think more so than space. If you think about our mammalian ancestors, our mammalian cousins, all animals have a fairly good understanding of space in the sense that they know where a predator is located behind a tree; or if my dog loses its treat it knows to go behind the…

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Is time real or is it an illusion? | Michelle Thaller

Art, you’ve asked one of the most important questions in modern physics. Is time real or is it an illusion? Well, time is certainly real, but the question is, what do we mean by the word time? And it may surprise you that physicists don’t have a simple answer for that. One thing we are…

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How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain

What you’re looking at right now is an optical illusion. While I’m talking, focus on the center, and think about how easy it is to fool your eyes and your brain. Hello easily tricked simpletons, Jules here for Dnews. Before we begin, I’d just like you to know that your eyes are lying to you….

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Brain Tricks To Fool Your Friends

– I hate brain tricks. God (bleep) it. What is this? Witchery? – Just one more, just one more. This alliteration might fool some people. Ask someone, “What is the word spelled S-H-O-P?” What is the word spelled S-H-O-P? – Shop. – Shop. – Then ask them, “What do you do “when you come to…

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