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The backwards brain bicycle: un-doing understanding

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How long did it take you to learn how to ride a bicycle? How long do you think it would take you to un-learn how to ride a bicycle? Is it true that you can never forget how to ride a bicycle? How do these biases in your brain actually work? With the help of a group of welders, engineer Destin Sandlin created an experiment using a "backwards" bicycle to explore these very questions. 

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