Not many people can ride this bicycle and it’s for a very good reason

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 23 May 2015

Knowledge is not understanding, Dustin reminds us in this video. ‘The algorithm that’s associated with riding a bike, in your brain, is just that complicated’, he says. ‘Think about it. Downwards force on the pedals, leaning your whole body, pulling and pushing the handlebars, gyroscopic procession in the wheels, every single force is part of this algorithm. And if you change any one part it affects the entire control system’.

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The 10-piece brain specimen coaster set you’ll need for your next geeky party

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 23 April 2015

Online store ThinkGeek is selling brain specimen coasters that will be a hoot in parties involving neurosurgeons, psychologists, zombies, and psychopaths named Hannibal.

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Science discovers why we really need sleep

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 23 November 2013

I’ve always identified with my poor, overwhelmed computer when certain symptoms let me know it needs a restart. I know I need to empty the garbage, restart, and clear the PRAM. That’s exactly how I feel after a long day. As it turns out, humans function a lot like an overwhelmed computer when we lack […]

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What coffee vs beer does to your brains

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 28 September 2013

US-based Japanese blogger Ryoko Iwata, who read an article by fellow blogger Mikael Cho about how coffee and beer affects brains, was inspired enough to create this infographic for the rest of us who are too lazy to read the whole damn thing. Fun fact: caffeine helps with focus while alcohol helps you get these ‘aha’ moments.

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Shock yourself to make your brains go faster… would you?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 11 June 2013

After a Startup Weekend event in Lansing MI, the team behind GoFlow — which touts itself as a ‘collaborative brain experiment‘ — were inspired to build its own tDCS transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) machine. Now, tDCS is a neurostimulated technology that delivers electric currents directly to the brain via small electrodes. The team is now […]

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Optical Illusion: normal faces turn into monsters before your very eyes

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By Linnea Vestre in Video on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Get ready for a weird and fascinating experience. In this clip, you will experience one of the freaky quirks of the brain. A lot of explanation isn’t neccesary – just keep your eyes on the cross in the middle. Fullscreen mode works best. If you are of the sceptical kind, feel free to watch the clip again without looking at the cross to confirm that those bizarre faces are only in your head.

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Can you control someone through shocks?

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By The Faint in Video on Tuesday 6 November 2012

I’ve always wanted to be hooked up to a set of EEG’s and see what comes out of my brain. This is kind of similar but going the other direction. Shock the body/shock the body baby. I wonder what else could be controlled like this? Maybe a fully controllable human?!?

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