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The backwards brain bicycle: un-doing understanding
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.
Is there a secret to creativity?
Is creativity elusive? Is it exclusive? What factors may affect how imaginative you are? We created a lesson for this BrainCraft video that has lots of ideas on how to find your creative spirit and enhance it! Have some fun and spark some of your own uninhibited creativity.
How to practice effectively… for just about anything
Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.
How to stay calm under pressure
Your favorite athlete closes in for a win; the crowd holds its breath, and at the crucial moment ... she misses the shot. That competitor just experienced the phenomenon known as “choking,” where despite months, even years, of practice, a person fails right when it matters most. Why does this happen, and what can we do to avoid it? Noa Kageyama and Pen-Pen Chen explain why we choke under pressure.
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