TTC – Your Best Brain (Complete) [1 PDF, 24 MP3, 24 M4V]|3.79 GB
The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. This amazing organ has unique
powers to make predictions about the future, form relationships with other people, adapt to
rapidly changing circumstances, and much, much more.
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Questions to consider
But how does the brain accomplish these astonishing feats? We all have a basic conception of our
brain’s role in consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, creativity, and so forth. But what
exactly goes on in the brain to make these things happen? And—even more intriguing—what
happens when the intricate systems in the brain are not functioning as they should?
In Your Best Brain, Professor Medina walks you through the latest, peer-reviewed neuroscience
research in an attempt to shed light on the mysterious world inside your head. Explore what
science has discovered about:
Memory: Although we tend think of memory systems like hard drives in computers, there are
actually many memory systems, and they are nothing like computer hard drives. You’ll see exactly
how your brain remembers details and events… and the surprising reason it forgets about them
Senses: Between your senses—like sight and smell—and your perception of those senses sit
powerful processing and interpretative filtering systems. You’ll uncover how the brain
translates cues from the environment to create what we perceive as reality.
Emotions: Fear. Excitement. Happiness. Grief. Anger. From where do all these emotions come?
You’ll explore how the brain generates and uses emotions to connect with others, as well as to
direct your attention to what’s important.
Creativity: Brain scientists don’t really know what “creativity” is, but the cognitive
gadget that may come closest to describing it is something called “cognitive disinhibition”.
This is a process where the brain stubbornly refuses to rule out information that on the surface
seems irrelevant to the task at hand. This fluidity of thought allows for staggering
innovation—for example, the production of a designer fabric from discarded sour milk.