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Trick Your Brain to Feel High

This episode of “Hard Science” is brought you by Full Sail University. Hey. Welcome to “Hard Science,” a show where we use just a little bit of knowledge about the world to bend it to our whim. I’m Anthony. I’m Tara. I’m Trisha. Trisha is on loan to us from SourceFed. We promised Phil that…

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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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The Sticky Balloon Trick! | Physics for Kids

Want to see a really cool trick? Watch this! I’ll take this balloon… …rub it on my shirt… … gently place it on the wall…and… …ta-dah! It sticks to the wall! Thank you very much! This balloon-sticking trick might seem like magic. But it’s not at all! The balloon sticks to the wall because of…

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The Weird Optical Illusion that Changes the Moon’s Size

[♪ INTRO] Here’s a question for you: Which looks bigger, the full moon on the horizon, or your index fingernail held at arm’s length? Without actually going outside to check, most of us would probably think the Moon is bigger. I mean, it looks huge on the horizon. But from your perspective on the ground,…

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How Harry Potter Turns You Into A Wizard

How many times have you tried to wish yourself into your favorite fictional world like what if you were actually a student at Hogwarts playing quidditch and brewing potions? Well good news! Turns out that reading harry Potter could make your dream a reality and kind of turn you into a wizard… subconsciously. Psychologists have…

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This Illusion Might Not Work Depending on Where You’re From

[INTRO ♪] Everyone loves a good optical illusion. There are ones that play with your perception of color, or look like they’re swirling even though they’re still. And how about the Müller-Lyer illusion? It’s named after the German sociologist, Franz Carl Müller-Lyer, who came up the image in 1889. Basically, it’s a couple of arrow-like…

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The Deer Illusion – Time Dilation Explained

You’re about to see a deer appear in three clearings. Watch that again. Does it take more time for the deer to go from A to B or from B to C? Here it is a couple more times. Most people see the deer take longer to go from B to C. But in reality,…

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