This week’s challenge is all about things you admire, so I decided on something a little less..conventional. Do not adjust your set; that is a real human brain, preserved in epoxy and currently on display at the Exploratorium. Take step back and consider all that a human brain does. Controlling your body’s functions, from the senses and sleep to memories and sheer, raw emotion. Keeping you breathing and balanced. Reading this sentence and processing the little squiggles into letters and words, and thus their meaning. A complex organic machine connected via trillions of synapses. For all the dangers out there, it’s allowed us to become the dominant species on the planet. We survive, thrive, create, accomplish, and it’s all because these little clumps of matter are developed just enough to make it happen. Yeah, it’s worth admiration. A larger version is viewable here.
Derek at Veritasium explains why we perceive time faster as we get older.
SciShow explains what’s on the tip of everyone’s tongues- er, fingers.
It’s Okay To Be Smart breaks down some of the strangest stuff everyone does.
SciShow explains how there’s a lot more going on in your body than you might realize.
Good to know I’m not the only one who dislikes the sound of their own voice. I mean, I already knew why it sounds different, but I’m even quieter than I thought. Going by what SciShow’s Hank is saying, maybe I just need to hear it more often to get used to it…
Of course not! Seriously, I wish more people would stop and actually think before spouting that “truism.” So annoying. Thanks to SciShow for tackling one of my biggest pet peeves.
For some reason, I’m craving some cookie dough…SciShow explains why ice cream can be such a painful pleasure.
More than you’d think, less than you’d hope. SciShow breaks it down.