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Well-being As A Skill


  In this short lecture video, Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the four constituents of well-being and how we can practice it as a skill.

Neuroplasticity, or the brain's ability to adapt and learn, responds to life events and helps us grow. By practicing four components our brains and our wellness can improve.

Resilience in recovery from adversity is part of well-being...
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Scent, Memory, and Emotion: Connections


Have you noticed strong emotional memories triggered by the scent of food, or maybe a perfume?

In this short video, the scientific connections between smell, memory, and emotion are explained by an expert.

This is a good piece of science communication, with the accessible video made for the Brain Awareness Video People's Choice Awards.

10 short videos await viewer votes, until September 30. Cast your vote...
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What is Depression? Animation Explains


A short, elegant animated video, What is Depression?, describes the common yet serious condition, and the differences between clinical depression and just feeling sad.

In a short version of a lesson on TedEd (full lesson available here), Helen M Farrell explains symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives tips for how you might help a friend or family member who is suffering from it.

Excellent and helpful...
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Brain Scan Knowledge Translation Music Video


"Scan the B-R-A-I-N: How to tell a good from a bad fMRI study" is a fantastic student video about how to tell a good from a bad fMRI study, in an excellent example of knowledge translation (the transfer of knowledge from scientific realm to public audiences).

This catchy, stylish music video features the UCL Msc student singing about brain scans, accompanied by slick, high tech neuroscience...
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Why Our Brains Love Babies


A brief and interesting educational video from AsapSCIENCE explains why people are hard-wired to find babies so cute.

In what's known scientifically as "baby schema," babies' elements and proportions come together to make them aesthetically pleasing to humans, and through our brain's reward system we are motivated to care for...
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Romantic Chemistry


Highlights from a talk by Larry Young about the brain chemistry of love.

From bonded-for-life prairie voles to human partnerships, chemistry plays a role in romantic attraction and staying with a mate. Lessons from research into the science of love may be useful for other applications in psychiatric conditions, including autism spectrum disorders.

An animated short excerpt from a presentation at the Brain Matters! conference held in Vancouver, BC in March,...
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