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WELLBEING: THE BRAIN
The Brain is one of the bodies most powerful organs; so much is still unknown! Find out more about how the brain functions as well as the different ways it is effected by outside stimulus. Understand how and why others act in the ways they do. This includes topics on mental health and illness too.
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WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC:
What happens when you have a concussion? - Clifford Robbins
View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-happens-when-you-have-a-concussion-clifford-robbins Each year in the United States, players of sports and recreational activities receive between 2.5 and 4 million concussions. How dangerous are all those concussions? The answer is complicated and lies in how the brain responds when something strikes it. Clifford Robbins explains the science behind concussions. Lesson by Clifford Robbins, directed by Boniato Studio.
How much of what you see is a hallucination? - Elizabeth Cox
Download a free audiobook version of "Hallucinations" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://adbl.co/2Kpt43k Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/products/hallucinations View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-causes-hallucinations-elizabeth-cox A condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome can cause blind patients to hallucinate scenes in vivid color. fMRI studies show that these hallucinations activate the same brain areas as sight — areas that are not activated by imagination. Other hallucinations also involve the same brain areas as real sensory experiences. What's going on? Elizabeth Cox details the science of hallucinations. Lesson by Elizabeth Cox, directed by Nerdo. Thank you so much to our patrons for supporting us on Patreon! Without you this video would not be possible! Mayra Urbano, Kostadin Mandulov, Alex Schenkman, Sdiep Sriram, Ivan Todorović, Antero Semi, Yanuar Ashari, Mrinalini, Anthony Kudolo, Querida Owens, Hazel Lam, Manav parmar, Dwight Tevuk, Stephen A. Wilson, Siamak H, Dominik Kugelmann, Katie Winchester, David Rosario, Samuel Doerle, Be Owusu, Susan Herder, Savannah Scheelings, Prasanth Mathialagan, Yanira Santamaria, Chad Harper, Dawn Jordan, Chris Mathew, Constantin Salagor, Activated Classroom Teaching, Kevin Wong, Umar Farooq, Goh Xiang Ting Diana, Dmitry Neverov, Tushar Sharma, Cristóbal Medina Moenne, Silas Schwarz, MJ Tan Mingjie, Yansong Li, Henry Li, Kyle Nguyen, Taylor Hunter, Noa Shore, Lex Azevedo, Merit Gamertsfelder, Bev Millar, Jhuval , SookKwan Loong, Daniel Day, Rodrigo Carballo, Marc Veale, Boytsov Ilya, Bozhidar Karaargirov, and ilya bondarik.
How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-your-brain-madhumita-murgia Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. Lesson by Madhumita Murgia, animation by Andrew Zimbelman.
How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout. Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.
How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-sugar-affects-the-brain-nicole-avena When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation. Lesson by Nicole Avena, animation by STK Films.
How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-the-food-you-eat-affects-your-brain-mia-nacamulli When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Private Island.
How does your brain respond to pain? - Karen D. Davis
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-your-brain-respond-to-pain-karen-d-davis Ouch! Everyone experiences pain -- but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the "pain experience" differs from person to person. Lesson by Karen D. Davis, animation by Brett Underhill.
What is consciousness? - Michael S. A. Graziano
Explore the theories of human consciousness and the science of how your brain works to create a conscious experience. -- Patient P.S. suffered a stroke that damaged the right side of her brain, leaving her unaware of everything on her left side. If someone threw a ball at her left side, she might duck. But she wouldn’t have awareness of the ball or know why she ducked. Where does consciousness come from? Michael Graziano explores the question that has vexed scientists and philosophers for centuries. Lesson by Michael S. A. Graziano, directed by TED-Ed. Animation by Janis Aussel - https://cargocollective.com/janisaussel Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-consciousness-michael-s-a-graziano Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Annamaria Szilagyi, Morgan Williams, Abhijit Kiran Valluri, Mandeep Singh, Sama aafghani, سلطان الخليفي, Marylise CHAUFFETON, Marvin Vizuett, Jayant Sahewal, Quinn Shen, Caleb ross, Elizabeth Cruz, Elnathan Joshua Bangayan, Mullaiarasu Sundaramurthy, Jose Henrique Leopoldo e Silva, Dan Paterniti, Jerome Froelich, Tyler Yoshizumi, Martin Stephen, Justin Carpani, Faiza Imtiaz, Khalifa Alhulail, Tejas Dc, Benjamin & Shannon Pinder, Srikote Naewchampa, Sage Curie, Exal Enrique Cisneros Tuch, Ana Maria, Vignan Velivela, Ahmad Hyari, eden sher, Travis Wehrman, Louisa Lee, Kiara Taylor, Аркадий Скайуокер, Milad Mostafavi, Rob Johnson, Clarence E. Harper Jr., Mihail Radu Pantilimon, Karthik Cherala, haventfiguredout, Violeta Cervantes, Elaine Fitzpatrick, Lyn-z Schulte, cnorahs , Henrique 'Sorín' Cassús, Tim Robinson, Jun Cai, Joichiro Yamada and Paul Schneider.
How does the Rorschach inkblot test work? - Damion Searls
What are the origins of the Rorschach test and how does it work? Explore the inkblot tool psychologists use to test a subject’s perceptions and mental health. -- For nearly a century, ten inkblots have been used as an almost mystical personality test. Long kept confidential for psychologists and their patients, the mysterious images were said to draw out the workings of a person’s mind. But what can inkblots really tell us, and how does this test work? Damion Searls details how the Rorschach Test can help us understand the patterns of our perceptions. Lesson by Damion Searls, directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio. Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-the-rorschach-inkblot-test-work-damion-searls Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Cristian Cristian, Eric McDaniel, Avinash Amarnath, Tonya Ratliff-Garrison, Dmitry Neverov, Connor Roberts, Regina Zurbano, Laurence McMillan, Monkeypatcher, Jorge Rodríguez, Bradley Heinold, John simmons, Ramanan, Mark Byers, Marcus Poulsen, Lâm Nguyễn, Uirá Maíra Resende, Sebastiaan Vleugels, Adam Foreman, Jeremy Shimanek, Bethany Connor, Vivian & Gilbert Lee, Maryam Sultan, Peng, Tzu-Hsiang, Gabriel Balsa, Shafeeq Ansari, Norbert Orgován, Dowey Baothman, Amer Harb, Courtney Thompson, Guhten, Jordan Tang, Juan, Sid, Tracey Tobkin, emily lam, Kathryn J Hammond, Elliot Poulin, Noel Situ, Oyuntsengel Tseyen-Oidov, Latora Slydell, Sydney Evans, Victor E Karhel, Bernardo Paulo, Eysteinn Guðnason, Andrea Feliz, Natalia Rico, Josh Engel, Bárbara Nazaré and Gustavo Mendoza.