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Are Extraordinary Abilities Genetic, Developed or Acquired by Accident? – Part 1

My Brilliant Brain is a compelling three part documentary series exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain. The documentary looks at a group of remarkable people and poses questions about the origins of genius: are these extraordinary abilities genetic, developed or acquired by accident?

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Are Extraordinary Abilities Genetic, Developed or Acquired by Accident? – Part 2

My Brilliant Brain is a compelling three part documentary series exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain. The documentary looks at a group of remarkable people and poses questions about the origins of genius: are these extraordinary abilities genetic, developed or acquired by accident?

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Are Extraordinary Abilities Genetic, Developed or Acquired by Accident? – Part 3

My Brilliant Brain is a compelling three part documentary series exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain. The documentary looks at a group of remarkable people and poses questions about the origins of genius: are these extraordinary abilities genetic, developed or acquired by accident?

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How Your Brain Keeps Time…

Researchers are building a mathematical model of how brains keep time, and finding some surprises. In the middle of your brain, there’s a personal assistant the size of a grain of rice. It’s a group of about 20,000 brain cells that keeps your body’s daily schedule. Partly in response to light signals from the retina, […]

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Is That Where Time Really Goes?

According to efficiency expert Michael Fortino, an average person living an average life lived in the United States will spend their time doing the following in their lifetime: 1.  Seven years in the bathroom 2.  Six years eating 3.  Five years waiting in line 4.  Three years in meetings 5.  Two years playing telephone tag […]

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It’s Murphy’s Law – With A Twist!

According to Glasser’s Corollary of Murphy’s Law: If, of the seven hours you spend at work, six hours and fifty-five minutes are spent working at you desk, and the rest of the time you throw the bull with your cubicle-mate, the time at which your supervisor will walk in and ask what you’re doing can […]

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Great Video on Mind Reading

This will blow your mind. Segment from 60 Minutes! Neuroscience has learned much about the brain’s activity and its link to certain thoughts. As Lesley Stahl reports, it may now be possible, on a basic level, to read a person’s mind.

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Another Day in Paradise

Great Video!

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Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture Reconstructed from 1000 Cellphones and 2000 Text Alerts

This is simply amazing. Vodafone NZ’s Symphonia features 1000 cellphones syncing 53 different ringtone alerts from 2000 sent messages to reconstruct Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture. See how they did it after in the following Videos.

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The Making of Vodafone Symphonia – Part 1

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture Reconstructed Making of Vodafone Symphonia – Part 1