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The Evolutionary Advantages of Art | Braincraft

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I sit down with The Art Assignment host Sarah Urist Green to chat about science, art, and evolution. The evolutionary pathway that led us to be the apex predator on this planet also resulted in some pretty cool skills.

Can You Follow This Beat? | BrainCraft

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Does the beat always beat you? In this episode, we explore tone deafness, Amusia, and why some people can't hear music.

Should the Olympics Just Allow Doping? | Braincraft

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Is it time to allow performance enhancing drugs in professional sports? A look at the science and ethics of doping in the lead up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

What a Tooth Reveals About Autism | Braincraft

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How did the stem-cells drawn from children's teeth help us understand the key to autism?

The Automation Paradox | Braincraft

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The psychology behind self-driving cars: What happens when people don’t interact with technology in the way that developers expect?

Why We Can't Deliver Drugs to the Brain | Braincraft

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Delivering drugs to the brain has been a longtime obstacle for doctors.

Can Computers Have Personalities? | BrainCraft

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How do robots perform on personality tests? In this episode, we look at what a robot personality might look like and how tests like the Turing Test seek to distinguish between human and machine.

Your Brain on Mars (Featuring Physics Girl!) | BrainCraft

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The story of The Martian presents a fairly accurate view of what it would take to survive on Mars. In this episode, we explore the physical effects experienced by astronauts after an extended stay in space.

This is How Your Brain Grows | BrainCraft

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Follow the progress of the growth of your brain from early pregnancy through birth, childhood, and into adulthood.

The Psychology of Personal Space | BrainCraft

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What is our sense of personal space, and how does place influence it? Find out in this episode.

Why Do We Feel Hungry? | BrainCraft

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In this episode, we look at how the brain controls hunger to maintain the energy your body needs.

The Upside of Social Media Narcissism | BrainCraft

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Could a slight rise in narcissism from increased use of social media actually make us better, more self-aware people?

Is Google Killing Your Memory? | BrainCraft

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We're all living in the age of Google. What are search engines and technology doing to our memory?

4 Mental Shortcuts That Cloud Your Judgment | BrainCraft

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In this episode, we look at several cognitive biases that affect how we make decisions, and how those biases often happen subconsciously.

4 Lesser-Known Scientific Discoveries! | BrainCraft

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In this episode, we take a quick look at some awesome people behind discoveries in psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

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