Brains, magic tricks, and Neil Tyson

NOVA scienceNOW deserves all the funding it gets. Here’s an absolutely wonderful segment on how the brain works, aptly titled “How does the Brain Work?” It’s 50 minutes long and undoubtedly worth watching, as it is a clear example of science education at its best. Besides, host Neil Tyson is as good of a speaker as it gets, and there are even a bunch of nifty magic tricks that expose the brain’s gullibility (or evolution’s genius, depending on how you look at it.)

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There’s also some real life mind-control in humans! And, you know, robots playing jeopardy and stuff, too. Watch here:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/how-does-the-brain-work.html

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One response to “Brains, magic tricks, and Neil Tyson

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