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Hi! I'm Vanessa Hill, your friendly neighbourhood science educator and psychology specialist. On BrainCraft I make videos about your brain, body and behaviour to help you better understand yourself and the world. My mission is to empower you with evidence-based information you can use to enrich your everyday life – to boost well-being, to strengthen relationships and to increase productivity. I used to work for CSIRO, Australia's national science agency and then PBS. I have a psych degree from UNSW and a masters in science communication from ANU. Please consider subscribing and supporting my Patreon so I can continue to make educational videos. 🧠✨ PATREON: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SOCIALS: My Instagram/Twitter: @nessyhill BrainCraft Twitter: https://twitter.com/brain_craft BrainCraft Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brain_craft/ BrainCraft Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Braincraft/ More information on the BrainCraft website: https://www.braincraft.tv/

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The Upside of Stress The Upside of Stress
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Head to http://bit.ly/2pylWsX for a FREE 30-day trial of Dashlane Premium (and use the code "braincraft" for 10% off) I'M DOING A LIVE SHOW IN NYC 👉 https://www.caveat.nyc/event/drink-and-learn-wvanessa-hill-from-braincraft--9-21-2019 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft http://ow.ly/rt5IE (and ring that bell 🧠) Spurts of actue stress (known as "eustress" in research, if you like learning new words) can increase your memory, concentration and more. Learning to embrace stress is beneficial, so start by watching this video. If you're actually reading this, you REALLY care about good stress 👏 and there is further reading below. My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 Abercrombie, H. C., Kalin, N. H., Thurow, M. E., Rosenkranz, M. A., & Davidson, R. J. (2003). Cortisol variation in humans affects memory for emotionally laden and neutral information. Behavioral Neuroscience, 117(3), 505-516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0735-7044.117.3.505 Dawans, B.V., Ditzen, B., Trueg, A., Fischbacher, U., & Heinrichs, M. (2019). Effects of acute stress on social behavior in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 137-144. Seery, M., Leo, R.J., Lupien, S.P., Kondrak, C.L., & Almonte, J.L. (2013). An upside to adversity?: moderate cumulative lifetime adversity is associated with resilient responses in the face of controlled stressors. Psychological science, 24 7, 1181-9 . Park, Daeun & Yu, Alisa & Metz, Sarah & Tsukayama, Eli & Crum, Alia & Duckworth, Angela. (2017). Beliefs About Stress Attenuate the Relation Among Adverse Life Events, Perceived Distress, and Self‐Control. Child Development. 89. 10.1111/cdev.12946. Jamieson, Jeremy & Nock, Matthew & Mendes, Wendy. (2011). Mind Over Matter: Reappraising Arousal Improves Cardiovascular and Cognitive Responses to Stress. Journal of experimental psychology. General. 141. 417-22. 10.1037/a0025719. Steptoe A, Kivimäki M. Stress and cardiovascular disease. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012 Apr 3;9(6):360–70. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2012.45. Yang, L., Zhao, Y., Wang, Y., Liu, L., Zhang, X., Li, B., & Cui, R. (2015). The Effects of Psychological Stress on Depression. Current neuropharmacology, 13(4), 494–504. doi:10.2174/1570159X1304150831150507 Scott, K. A., Melhorn, S. J., & Sakai, R. R. (2012). Effects of Chronic Social Stress on Obesity. Current obesity reports, 1(1), 16–25. doi:10.1007/s13679-011-0006-3
One Thing That Can Boost Innovation One Thing That Can Boost Innovation
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References with time codes below 👇 More on Chevron's diversity program: https://www.chevron.com/corporate-responsibility/people/diversity-inclusion SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft Earlier this year, people messaged me saying they were skeptical of diversity programs (particularly in STEM). So, we dive into the psychology and economics research to see what the impact of diverse teams is on innovation and financial performance. And, it turns out having more perspectives, different experience and an inclusive environment is good for business. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 2:22 Devillard, S., Hunt, V. & Yee, L. Ten years of research on women in the workplace. (March, 2018). McKinsey Quarterly. [online] Available at: https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/gender-equality/still-looking-for-room-at-the-top-ten-years-of-research-on-women-in-the-workplace 3:10 Parrotta, P., Pozzoli, D. & Pytlikova, M. J. The nexus between labor diversity and firm’s innovation. Journal of Population Economics. (2014) 27: 303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00148-013-0491-7 3:23 Hunt, V., Layton, D. & Prince, S. Diversity Matters McKinsey & Company Report. (2015). https://www.britishland.com/~/media/Files/B/British-Land-V4/documents/mckinsey-report.pdf 3:35 Ca.sodexo.com. (2019). Sodexo’s Gender Balance Study 2018: Expanded Outcomes Over 5 Years. [online] Available at: https://ca.sodexo.com/files/live/sites/sdxcom-global/files/PDF/Media/2018_Gender-Balance-Study_EN.pdf 3:57 Hewlett, S.A., Marshall, M. & Sherbin, L. How diversity can drive innovation. (2013) Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-diversity-can-drive-innovation Dezso, Cristian L. and Ross, David Gaddis, Does Female Representation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation (March 9, 2011). Robert H. Smith School Research Paper No. RHS 06-104. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1088182 Lorenzo, R. and Reeves, M. (2018) How and where diversity drives financial performance. Harvard Business Review. 4:24 Robehmed, M. How Rihanna Created A $600 Million Fortune—And Became The World’s Richest Female Musician. (2019) Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2019/06/04/rihanna-worth-fenty-beauty/#7b66e6e213de 4:42 Women are doing their part. Now companies need to do their part, too. (2019). Retrieved 17 July 2019, from https://womenintheworkplace.com/ 5:22 Dover, T.L., Major, B., & Kaiser, C.R. (2016). Members of high-status groups are threatened by pro-diversity organizational messages. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Volume 62, January 2016, Pages 58-67. FURTHER READING https://hbr.org/2018/01/how-and-where-diversity-drives-financial-performance https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045218 https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/record-4-5-percent-u-s-adults-identify-lgbt-gallup-n877486 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-21/america-s-c-suites-keep-getting-whiter-and-more-male-too https://hbr.org/2014/07/how-6-countries-compare-on-executive-gender-balance https://outleadership.com/insights/in-new-york-2-of-the-4-openly-lgbt-ceos-of-fortune-500-companies-reflect-on-the-importance-of-visibility/
The Selfish Benefits of Kindness The Selfish Benefits of Kindness
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Try Skillshare for 2 months, for FREE! 👉 https://skl.sh/braincraft6 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft http://ow.ly/rt5IE (and ring that bell 🧠) Do something kind for others. It's good for *you*. If you want to learn how to do loving-kindness meditation, check out this guide from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/loving_kindness_meditation My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 Buchanan KE, Bardi A. Acts of Kindness and Acts of Novelty Affect Life Satisfaction. J Soc Psychol. 2010;150: 235–237. 10.1080/00224540903365554 Galante, J., Galante, I., Bekkers, M.-J., & Gallacher, J. (2014). Effect of kindness-based meditation on health and well-being: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(6), 1101-1114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037249 Hofmann, S. G., Grossman, P., & Hinton, D. E. (2011). Loving-kindness and compassion meditation: potential fo,psychological interventions. Clinical psychology review, 31(7), 1126–1132. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.07.003 Pressman, S. D., Kraft, T. L., & Cross, M. P. (2015). It’s good to do good and receive good: The impact of a ‘pay it forward’ style kindness intervention on giver and receiver well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10(4), 293-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2014.965269 Layous K, Nelson SK, Oberle E, Schonert-Reichl KA, Lyubomirsky S (2012) Kindness Counts: Prompting Prosocial Behavior in Preadolescents Boosts Peer Acceptance and Well-Being. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51380. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0051380 Lee Rowland & Oliver Scott Curry (2019) A range of kindness activities boost happiness, The Journal of Social Psychology, 159:3, 340-343, DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2018.1469461 Hunsinger, M., Livingston, R., & Isbell, L. (2013). The impact of loving-kindness meditation on affective learning and cognitive control. Mindfulness, 4(3), 275-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12671-012-0125-2 Carson J. W., Keefe F. J., Lynch T. R., Carson K. M., Goli V., Fras A. M., et al. . (2005). Loving-kindness meditation for chronic low back pain. J Holist. Nurs. 23, 287–304. 10.1177/0898010105277651 Hoge EA, Chen MM, Orr E, Metcalf CA, Fischer LE, Pollack MH, De Vivo I, Simon NM. Loving-Kindness Meditation practice associated with longer telomeres in women. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Aug; 32:159-63. Epel E, Blackburn EH, Lin J, Dhabhar FS, Adler NE, Morrow JD, et al. Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2004; 101(49):17312–5. Epub 2004/12/03. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0407162101.
This One Thing Ruins Your Decisions This One Thing Ruins Your Decisions
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Get the first 31 days of Curiosity Stream free at https://curiositystream.com/braincraft (and use the code "braincraft") 🧠 I'M DOING A LIVE SHOW IN NYC 👉 https://www.caveat.nyc/event/drink-and-learn-wvanessa-hill-from-braincraft--9-21-2019 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft http://ow.ly/rt5IE (and ring that bell 🧠) My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill What's the one thing that can ruin your decision making abilities? It's sunk cost bias, where we are more likely to choose something we’ve invested time or money in, even if it’s not the best decision for our future wealth or happiness. I'm trying to improve my decision making, and I hope these psychology tips will equip you to make better decisions in your life 🤔 Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 Arkes, Hal & Blumer, Catherine. (1985). “The psychology of sunk cost.” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 35. 124-140. 10.1016/0749-5978(85)90049-4. Ferrer, Rebecca A., Alexander Maclay, Paul M. Litvak, and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Revisiting the Effects of Anger on Risk-Taking: Empirical and Meta-Analytic Evidence for Differences Between Males and Females." Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 30.2 (April 2017): 516-526. Lerner, J.S., Ye, L., Valdesolo, P., Kassam, K.S. (2015). Emotion and Decision Making Annual Review of Psychology 66:1, 799-823. Cryder, C. E., Lerner, J. S., Gross, J. J., & Dahl, R. E. (2008). Misery is not miserly: sad and self-focused individuals spend more. Psychological science, 19(6), 525–530. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02118.x Leone, M.J., Slezak, D.F., Golombek, D., Sigman, M. (2017). Time to Decide: Diurnal Variations on the Speed and Quality of Human Decisions. Cognition. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.10.007 Grossmann I., Kross E. Exploring “Solomon’s paradox”: Self-distancing eliminates the self-other asymmetry in wise reasoning about close relations in younger and older adults. Psychol. Sci. 2014;25:1571–1580. doi: 10.1177/0956797614535400. Hafenbrack AC, Kinias Z, Barsade SG (2014) Debiasing the mind through meditation: Mindfulness and the sunk-cost bias. Psychological Science, 25, 369–376. 10.1177/0956797613503853
The Science of Jet Lag (and how to beat it) The Science of Jet Lag (and how to beat it)
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I'M DOING A LIVE SHOW IN NYC 👉 https://www.caveat.nyc/event/drink-and-learn-wvanessa-hill-from-braincraft--9-21-2019 Try Skillshare for 2 months, for FREE! 👉 https://skl.sh/braincraft5 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft http://ow.ly/rt5IE (and ring that bell 🧠) My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator NOTES Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in your brain. While melatonin isn’t very effective for treating general insomnia, it IS good for jet lag. Melatonin was found to be effective for jet lag (in people traveling across five or more time zones) by several placebo-controlled trials: https://www.cochrane.org/CD001520/DEPRESSN_melatonin-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-jet-lag More information on melatonin: https://www.med.upenn.edu/cbti/assets/user-content/documents/Burgess_UsingBrightLightandMelatonintoReduceJetLag.pdf In general, you should avoid alcohol while you’re trying to adjust to a new time zone. While alcohol can help you fall asleep, it interferes with staying asleep and decreases sleep quality. And not getting restful sleep is only going to make jet lag worse. https://www.who.int/ith/mode_of_travel/jet_lag/en/ Caffeine isn’t necessarily bad, as long as you aren’t drinking it within 4-6 hours of bedtime. It might even help you adjust to a new time zone, but only if you’re travelling east – although this isn’t conclusively proven yet. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3086113/pdf/ptj36_4p221.pdf REFERENCES 📚 It’s generally easier to travel west than east https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/bitstream/10453/114781/1/Greater%20Effect%20of%20East%20vs.%20West%20Travel%20on%20Jet%20Lag%2c%20Sleep%2c%20and%20Team-Sport.pdf How jet lag impairs major league baseball performance: https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/114/6/1407.full.pdf What works for jet lag? A review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1087079218300029 Circadian Rhythms vs Body Clocks https://www.nigms.nih.gov/education/pages/factsheet_circadianrhythms.aspx
The Power of Self-Awareness (ft. Hank Green!) The Power of Self-Awareness (ft. Hank Green!)
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Please follow me over to SciShow Psych: https://youtu.be/8Zj1_OLVRIs And if you're new here, SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill In this episode, I went to visit Hank Green to test his self-awareness – how much someone’s views of themself are in touch with what they’re actually like. It’s also called self-knowledge or private self-consciousness. More on the Johari window (or to do it yourself): https://apps.cfli.wisc.edu/johari/support/JohariExplainChapman2003.pdf REFERENCES 📚 Joseph Luft, An Introduction to Group Dynamics: https://archive.org/details/groupprocessesin00luft People who had greater self-awareness of their feelings and motivations had better psychological well-being: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00223980.2010.528072 Self-awareness was also linked to better interpersonal relationships: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0069605 Self-awareness can also be an important predictor of successful leadership: https://www.amanet.org/articles/new-study-shows-nice-guys-finish-first/
How to Stay Motivated, Using Psychology. How to Stay Motivated, Using Psychology.
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Get the first 30 days of Curiosity Stream free at http://www.curiositystream.com/braincraft (and use the code "braincraft") 🧠 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft http://ow.ly/rt5IE (and ring that bell 🧠) My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill From time to time, we all need to stay motivated. A lack of motivation can be something that can affect us every day – whether at work or at home, where we always intend on going to the gym, but can't quite get that boost we need to get out the door. So, here are some tips on how to find your intrinsic motivation. If you have any other tips, please leave them in the comments! Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 Roland Bénabou, Jean Tirole, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation, The Review of Economic Studies, Volume 70, Issue 3, July 2003, Pages 489–520, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-937X.00253 Buckworth, J., Lee, R., Regan, G., Schneider, L. K., & DiClemente, C. C. (2007). Decomposing intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for exercise: Application to stages of motivational readiness. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8(4), 441-461. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2006.06.007 Curry, S., Wagner, E. H., & Grothaus, L. C. (1990). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for smoking cessation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58(3), 310-316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.58.3.310 Lepper, M. R., Corpus, J. H., & Iyengar, S. S. (2005). Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivational Orientations in the Classroom: Age Differences and Academic Correlates. Journal of Educational Psychology, 97(2), 184-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-0663.97.2.184 Glucksberg, S. (1962). The influence of strength of drive on functional fixedness and perceptual recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(1), 36-41. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0044683 Werle, C. O. C., Wansink, B., & Payne, C. R. (2015). Is it fun or exercise? The framing of physical activity biases subsequent snacking. Marketing Letters: A Journal of Research in Marketing, 26(4), 691-702. Radel, R., Sarrazin, P., Legrain, P., & Wild, T. C. (2010). Social contagion of motivation between teacher and student: Analyzing underlying processes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 102(3), 577-587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0019051
What Can Body Language Actually Tell Us? What Can Body Language Actually Tell Us?
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Body language experts are wrong. Here's how. Try Skillshare for 2 months, for FREE! 👉 https://skl.sh/braincraft4 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft http://ow.ly/rt5IE (and ring that bell 🧠) (Note that after the free Skillshare trial is over the membership costs around $10 a month) My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Body language analysis has long been a theme in popular books, traditional media and now, an increasing number of YouTube channels. While this is all pretty entertaining, it's not scientific: It’s really, really hard to study body language. To express yourself without words, you mostly use your head and your hands. But many actions of your hands and body are so idiosyncratic that they carry little specific meaning. So, popularly, people prescribing an intention to a movement that, perhaps, had no intention at all. And therein lies the problem: researchers need to encode and decode your movements to study them. If you do A, it could mean B or C. A lot of research is open to interpretation, but this idea of "intention" can be very subjective – especially when our body language can shift due to our age, culture and gender. We can't study something empirically if we're making guesses at what a movement means, or if it means anything at all. Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 Mehrabian, A., & Ferris, S. R. (1967). Inference of attitudes from nonverbal communication in two channels. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 31(3), 248-252. Mehrabian, A., & Wiener, M. (1967). Decoding of inconsistent communications. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 6(1), 109-114. Friedman, R. and Elliot, A. J. (2008), The effect of arm crossing on persistence and performance. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 38: 449-461. doi:10.1002/ejsp.444 Why body movements are so hard to study: Harrigan, J., Rosenthal, R., Scherer, K. R., & Scherer, K. (Eds.). (2008). New handbook of methods in nonverbal behavior research. Oxford University Press. Gaze and lying: Wiseman, R., Watt, C., Ten Brinke, L., Porter, S., Couper, S. L., & Rankin, C. (2012). The eyes don’t have it: lie detection and neuro-linguistic programming. PloS one, 7(7), e40259.
Small Talk Can Make You Happier. Here's How to Master it. Small Talk Can Make You Happier. Here's How to Master it.
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Get the first 30 days of Curiosity Stream free at http://www.curiositystream.com/brainc... (and use the code "braincraft") 🧠 MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill I don't like small talk or talking to strangers as much as the next person reading this comment – but since I dove into this research, I've made an effort to include more human interactions in my everyday, and it's not as terrifying as you may think! From networking events to parties or even hanging out at a cafe, there are lots of places where you either *have to* or have the opportunity for conversation. I hope these how to tips give you a little more to work with. Go forth and communicate wisely. REFERENCES 📚 The Liking Gap Boothby, E. J., Cooney, G., Sandstrom, G. M., & Clark, M. S. (2018). The liking gap in conversations: do people like us more than we think?. Psychological science, 29(11), 1742-1756. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30183512 Speed-Dating Study Huang, K., Yeomans, M., Brooks, A. W., Minson, J., & Gino, F. (2017). It doesn’t hurt to ask: Question-asking increases liking. Journal of personality and social psychology, 113(3), 430. https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=52115 Small talk leads to a boost in happiness: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550613502990 Sandstrom, G. M., & Dunn, E. W. (2014). Is efficiency overrated? Minimal social interactions lead to belonging and positive affect. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(4), 437-442. You may like it more than you think: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2014-28833-001 Mimicry: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1348/000712609X465424
Why You Should Stop Saying "Sorry" (most of the time) Why You Should Stop Saying "Sorry" (most of the time)
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Try Skillshare for 2 months, for FREE! 👉 https://skl.sh/braincraft3 MY PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft 🧠 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Do you over apologise? Or over apologize, depending where you're from 😉 I've struggled with this for a while and wanted to dig deeper for the first episode of this new mini-series, Everyday Psychology. I hope you find it helpful, and share it with someone in your life who needs to cut down on their sorry response. Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator REFERENCES 📚 Why women apologise more than men: Schumann, K., & Ross, M. (2010). Why women apologize more than men: Gender differences in thresholds for perceiving offensive behavior. Psychological Science, 21(11), 1649-1655 Refusing to apologise can have psychological benefits for you: Okimoto, T. G., Wenzel, M., & Hedrick, K. (2013). Refusing to apologize can have psychological benefits (and we issue no mea culpa for this research finding). European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(1), 22-31 Saying sorry makes other people feel worse: Freedman, G., Burgoon, E. M., Ferrell, J. D., Pennebaker, J. W., & Beer, J. S. (2017). When saying sorry may not help: The impact of apologies on social rejections. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1375 Know what you should and shouldn’t apologise for: Freedman, G., Williams, K. D., & Beer, J. S. (2016). Softening the blow of social exclusion: The responsive theory of social exclusion. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1570 How to soften the blow when you have to reject someone: Freedman, G., Williams, K. D., & Beer, J. S. (2016). Softening the blow of social exclusion: The responsive theory of social exclusion. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1570
I RAN OUT OF AIR (here's what I learned) I RAN OUT OF AIR (here's what I learned)
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Get the first 30 days of Curiosity Stream free at http://www.curiositystream.com/braincraft (and use the code "braincraft") 🧠 MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft And SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE How to deal with uncertainty a little bit better. I wanted to explore a more personal style of storytelling. There are definitely fewer facts in here, but I hope the conversational approach to talking about studies is more entertaining and memorable for you. What is life if not a big experiment? My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill REFERENCES 📚 The game with the two envelopes // How your intolerance for uncertainty affects reward-based decision making Luhmann, C. C., Ishida, K., & Hajcak, G. (2011). Intolerance of uncertainty and decisions about delayed, probabilistic rewards. Behavior Therapy, 42(3), 378-386. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0005789411000219 Uncertainty is too stressful, perhaps a guaranteed electric shock is better: De Berker, A. O., Rutledge, R. B., Mathys, C., Marshall, L., Cross, G. F., Dolan, R. J., & Bestmann, S. (2016). Computations of uncertainty mediate acute stress responses in humans. Nature communications, 7, 10996. https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms10996 Intolerance of uncertainty is higher in people with anxiety and depression: Carleton, R. N., Mulvogue, M. K., Thibodeau, M. A., McCabe, R. E., Antony, M. M., & Asmundson, G. J. (2012). Increasingly certain about uncertainty: Intolerance of uncertainty across anxiety and depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26(3), 468-479. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0887618512000230 FOOTAGE 🎬 Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator And footage was provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial Two clips used under a creative commons license from Lake Hickory Scuba (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPUlhHxmZ6YeNYdcS5JUDsQ) and Eva Wong (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-R7O2GpymDZJMsE8OGgUQ). Space clips via the NASA image and video library: https://images.nasa.gov/
Why You Can't Stop Snacking Why You Can't Stop Snacking
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Try Skillshare for 2 months, for FREE! 👉 https://skl.sh/braincraft2 And please consider SUBSCRIBING to BrainCraft 🧠 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Since I started working from home, I snack constantly while I work. When I have a difficult task, I often find myself standing in front of the pantry. Snacking isn’t always bad, but for me it means that I often don’t eat lunch or dinner, just snacks snacks snacks snacks. Many of my friends who work from home, or who have unlimited snacks at work, have expressed a similar sentiment. So, I started to wonder that there must be some underlying psychology here, and surely some tips about how I can stop. Now you should probably stop reading this and watch the video. REFERENCES 📚 FIRST STUDY I MENTIONED: Harrar, V., Toepel, U., Murray, M. M., & Spence, C. (2011). Food’s visually perceived fat content affects discrimination speed in an orthogonal spatial task. Experimental brain research, 214(3), 351-356. SECOND SERIES OF STUDIES: Toepel, U., Knebel, J. F., Hudry, J., le Coutre, J., & Murray, M. M. (2009). The brain tracks the energetic value in food images. Neuroimage, 44(3), 967-974. //MORE STUFF SNACKING IS HARD TO CURB BECAUSE IT FIRES UP THE REWARD SYSTEM Dagher, A. (2010). The neurobiology of appetite: hunger as addiction. In Obesity Prevention (pp. 15-22). Academic Press. OUR EVOLUTION MAY BIAS US TOWARD SNACKING Rowland, N. E. (2012). Order and disorder: temporal organization of eating. Behavioural brain research, 231(2), 272-278. OUR VISUAL SYSTEM IS ALWAYS ON THE HUNT FOR FOOD Spence, C., Okajima, K., Cheok, A. D., Petit, O., & Michel, C. (2016). Eating with our eyes: From visual hunger to digital satiation. Brain and cognition, 110, 53-63. AND WE TURN TO FOOD FOR EMOTIONAL COMFORT Evers, C., Marijn Stok, F., & de Ridder, D. T. (2010). Feeding your feelings: Emotion regulation strategies and emotional eating. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(6), 792-804
An Introvert's Guide to Happiness An Introvert's Guide to Happiness
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Visit http://www.audible.com/braincraft or text braincraft to 500-500 to start listening with a 30-day Audible trial (and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free!) MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Find me on Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Are you an introvert or an extravert? This video explores the nuances of introversion and some findings on how introverts can enjoy higher levels of wellbeing. Previous personality psychology research has found that extraverts are happier, on average, so a new line of research is digging into why. REFERENCES 📚 Failure of introverts to emerge as leaders Spark, A., Stansmore, T., & O'Connor, P. (2018). The failure of introverts to emerge as leaders: The role of forecasted affect. Personality and Individual Differences, 121, 84-88. Extraverts enjoy higher levels of happiness Steel, P., Schmidt, J., & Shultz, J. (2008). Refining the relationship between personality and subjective well-being. Psychological bulletin, 134(1), 138 Particularly when their extraversion matches up to the perceived cultural norm Fulmer, C. A., Gelfand, M. J., Kruglanski, A. W., Kim-Prieto, C., Diener, E., Pierro, A., & Higgins, E. T. (2010). On “feeling right” in cultural contexts: How person-culture match affects self-esteem and subjective well-being. Psychological Science, 21(11), 1563-1569 Detailed personality traits and types of well-being Sun, J., Kaufman, S. B., & Smillie, L. D. (2018). Unique associations between big five personality aspects and multiple dimensions of well‐being. Journal of personality, 86(2), 158-172. Person-environment fit and changing your beliefs Lawn, R. B., Slemp, G. R., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2018). Quiet Flourishing: The Authenticity and Well-Being of Trait Introverts Living in the West Depends on Extraversion-Deficit Beliefs. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-21.
What's The Best Way to Hit a Piñata? (DIZZINESS EXPERIMENT) What's The Best Way to Hit a Piñata? (DIZZINESS EXPERIMENT)
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Follow me over to It's Okay To Be Smart! Why We Get Dizzy ►► https://youtu.be/kCYUdZdiyDA Get the Google Science Journal App: http://g.co/ScienceJournal Thank you to my dizzy participants 👇 Brain, Real Engineering: https://www.youtube.com/realengineering Devin, Legal Eagle: https://www.youtube.com/legaleagle Matt, Nando v Movies: https://www.youtube.com/nandovmovies Philip, Volksgeist: https://www.youtube.com/volksgeist Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill This episode looks at some biology of why we feel dizzy (hi there, inner ears!) and and how you can spin in three different ways to experience three distinct feelings of dizziness. Through an experiment, we explore which type of dizziness would allow you to still complete a very important task, i.e. hitting a piñata. This is a very important episode. #dizzy #pinata #experiment More BrainCraft: Why Women's Voices Are Getting Deeper https://youtu.be/zcE_6M1YuK8 Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator Archive footage supplied by AP Archive Thanks to Miriam Nelson and Teagan Wall for their work researching and filming this video.
Why Do People Interrupt You? Why Do People Interrupt You?
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Please check out Brilliant and use this link for 20% off premium subscription: https://brilliant.org/braincraft MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill This video dives into why we interrupt. Some reasons why are more straightforward: perhaps you blurt something out, perhaps people are jerks, but some new research tries to identify the bits of the brain that are responsible for you keeping time in a conversation. The research involves an obscure species of ultrasonic singing mice. Naturally. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and Vanessa Hill. Thanks to Michael Long for his time being interviewed for this video. For more, his lab at NYU: https://longlab.med.nyu.edu/ More BrainCraft: Why Women's Voices Are Getting Deeper https://youtu.be/zcE_6M1YuK8 Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator Some stock footage provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial Archive footage supplied by AP Archive REFERENCES 📚 Okobi, D. E., Banerjee, A., Matheson, A. M., Phelps, S. M., & Long, M. A. (2019). Motor cortical control of vocal interaction in neotropical singing mice. Science, 363(6430), 983-988. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6430/983 Farley, S. D. (2008). Attaining status at the expense of likeability: pilfering power through conversational interruption. Journal of nonverbal behavior, 32(4), 241-260. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Attaining-Status-at-the-Expense-of-Likeability%3A-Farley/34fb2dad8b19455d525edc23f53e0f709ab488eb Goodwin, C. (Ed.). (2003). Conversation and brain damage. Oxford University Press. https://books.google.com/books?id=jeARDAAAQBAJ&dq
Why Women's Voices Are Getting Deeper Why Women's Voices Are Getting Deeper
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Please check out Brilliant and use this link for 20% off premium subscription: https://brilliant.org/braincraft MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill This video dives into why women's voices are getting deeper, a phenomenon that spans research in 1950s Australia to the 2012 Election in the U.S. Our perception of certain features of other people's voices can lead us to behave in some strange and powerful ways – like voting for people who sound like they have more integrity. Thanks to Prof. Carolyn McGettigan for her time being interviewed for this video. For more, her Vocal Communication Lab at UCL: https://www.carolynmcgettigan.com/ More BrainCraft: The Emotions You've Never Heard Of https://youtu.be/maDdO2pBgsc Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator And some stock footage provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial REFERENCES 📚 The social life of voices: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00129/full Sounds like a winner: voice pitch influences perception of leadership capacity in both men and women: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2012.0311 Have Women's Voices Lowered Across Time? A Cross Sectional Study of Australian Women's Voices: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0892199798800404 Candidate Voice Pitch Influences Election Outcomes: http://web.as.miami.edu/personal/cklofstad/25_polpsych_pitch.pdf Voice pitch predicts electability, but does not signal leadership ability: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513817301770?via%3Dihub Power Rankings: http://knowlegis.net/powerrankings/ Women rate low-pitched male voices as more attractive https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/d0a3/f281a0f7e70adbec5c88ea560d89a6b7044c.pdf
The Meat Paradox The Meat Paradox
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Try one month of CuriosityStream for free at http://curiositystream.com/braincraft And Dr. Shaw's new book, Evil: https://www.drjuliashaw.com/evil SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator And some stock footage provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial MORE REFERENCES 📚 The Meat Paradox original researchers: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brock_Bastian/publication/303439414_Resolving_the_Meat-Paradox_A_Motivational_Account_of_Morally_Troublesome_Behavior_and_Its_Maintenance/links/5775b9a808aeb9427e25c274/Resolving-the-Meat-Paradox-A-Motivational-Account-of-Morally-Troublesome-Behavior-and-Its-Maintenance.pdf Festinger's theory of Cognitive Dissonance: https://books.google.com/books?id=voeQ-8CASacC&lpg=PA1&ots=9y83Msnewx&dq=cognitive%20dissonance%20festinger&lr&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q=cognitive%20dissonance%20festinger&f=false
The Emotions You've Never Heard Of The Emotions You've Never Heard Of
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Please check out Brilliant and use this link for 20% off premium subscription: https://brilliant.org/braincraft MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill This video dives into various psychological theories of emotion, some lesser-known feelings from different cultures and some strategies you can use to master your emotions. Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator And some stock footage provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial REFERENCES 📚 The Book of Human Emotions, Tiffany Watt Smith https://amzn.to/2Gxke18 Kashdan, T. B., Ferssizidis, P., Collins, R. L., & Muraven, M. (2010). Emotion differentiation as resilience against excessive alcohol use: An ecological momentary assessment in underage social drinkers. Psychological Science, 21(9), 1341-1347. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797610379863 Pond Jr, R. S., Kashdan, T. B., DeWall, C. N., Savostyanova, A., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2012). Emotion differentiation moderates aggressive tendencies in angry people: A daily diary analysis. Emotion, 12(2), 326. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2011-24208-001 Moors, A. (2009). Theories of emotion causation: A review. Cognition and emotion, 23(4), 625-662. https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/790890/file/6823319
How to Stop Overthinking Everything How to Stop Overthinking Everything
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Please check out Brilliant and use this link for 20% off premium subscription: https://brilliant.org/braincraft MY PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE “Overthinking” is often reported as being a bad habit and is frequently used interchangeably with rumination. But overthinking isn’t necessarily bad and rumination is just one type of overthinking. Overthinking is an umbrella term for lots of different thought processes – beneficial things like emotional processing, problem solving, mind wandering and then not-so-beneficial things like rumination and worry. This video includes some tips (starting at 3:26) for how to stop rumination or just overthinking in general – I overthink a lot and while it’s not ruminating and may have some problem-solving benefits, I still find it limits my focus. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator And footage was provided by Bigstock: http://bit.ly/bigstock-videofreetrial REFERENCES 📚 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1890582 FURTHER READING 👀 https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/reflecting-on-a-legend-in-the-study-of-rumination https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-24/edition-1/new-voices-problem-rumination
I read 75,000 YouTube comments I read 75,000 YouTube comments
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MY PATREON 👉 https://www.patreon.com/BrainCraft My Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill | Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill Thanks to YOU, PBS Digital Studios and a variety of other sponsors for their support over the past 5 years of BrainCraft. Let's keep this thing going, yeah? SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE REFERENCES 📚 Gunhold, T., Whiten, A., & Bugnyar, T. (2014). Video demonstrations seed alternative problem-solving techniques in wild common marmosets. Biology letters, 10(9), 20140439 https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2014.0439 Marmoset image via Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmoset#/media/File:Marmoset_copy.jpg Marmoset video via Gunhold, Whiten and Bugnyar via Science Take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILBFs-4dUpE
The Attention Economy Needs to Change. But How? The Attention Economy Needs to Change. But How?
10 months ago En
So... Could you run Facebook better than Zuckerberg? Did you see Episode 5? https://youtu.be/GyTOPqoAMmM SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. This is the last episode of a six-part series – please check out the previous five! Thank you to Tim Wu, Genevieve Bell, Amber Westerholm-Smyth and the wonderful students – Kate, Makenna and Reid – for their contributions to this episode. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This mini-series was created by: Vanessa Hill - Director, Presenter, Co-Producer Margie Bryant - Producer Aline Jacques - Post Producer Bahar Gholipour - Associate Producer Dominique Taylor - Editor Stephen Boyle - Legal and Business Affairs James Hutson - Animator Field Producers - Bahar Gholipour, Georgia Quinn, Mehrnaz Farahmand Crew - Finn Boyle-Moore, Jacques Lang, Tim Oxford, Joe Hawkins, Trace Dominguez, Alex Rapine, Andy Kulikowski, Angelina Bruno John Hresc - Sound Mix Andrew Arbuthnot - Investment Manager, Screen Australia Adam Dylewski - Programming Director, PBS Digital Studios
Your Emotions Are For Sale Your Emotions Are For Sale
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The emerging monetisation of your emotions. Did you see Episode 4? https://youtu.be/sYJ_0QqU8cs SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. The last episode will be released next Friday. This week we explore the relationship between AI, voice assistants and neuroscience through the lens of philosophy. Many thanks to Jaron Lanier, Guillaume Chaslot and Zeynep Tufekci for their expert contributions to this episode. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This mini-series was created by: Vanessa Hill - Director, Presenter, Co-Producer Margie Bryant - Producer Aline Jacques - Post Producer Bahar Gholipour - Associate Producer Dominique Taylor - Editor Stephen Boyle - Legal and Business Affairs James Hutson - Animator Field Producers - Bahar Gholipour, Georgia Quinn, Mehrnaz Farahmand Crew - Finn Boyle-Moore, Jacques Lang, Tim Oxford, Trace Dominquez, Alex Rapine, Andy Kulikowski, Angelina Bruno John Hresc - Sound Mix Andrew Arbuthnot - Investment Manager, Screen Australia Adam Dylewski - Programming Director, PBS Digital Studios
Google Owns 28% of Your Brain Google Owns 28% of Your Brain
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AI, voice assistants and neuroscience through the lens of philosophy. Did you see Episode 3? https://youtu.be/P8FfGAgGwj8 SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. A new episode will be released every Friday for the next six weeks. This week we explore the relationship between AI, voice assistants and neuroscience through the lens of philosophy. Many thanks to David Chalmers, Genevieve Bell and Zeynep Tufekci for their expert contributions to this episode. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This mini-series was created by: Vanessa Hill - Director, Presenter, Co-Producer Margie Bryant - Producer Aline Jacques - Post Producer Bahar Gholipour - Associate Producer Dominique Taylor - Editor Stephen Boyle - Legal and Business Affairs James Hutson - Animator Field Producers - Bahar Gholipour, Georgia Quinn, Mehrnaz Farahmand Crew - Finn Boyle-Moore, Jacques Lang, Tim Oxford, Trace Dominquez, Alex Rapine, Andy Kulikowski, Angelina Bruno John Hresc - Sound Mix Andrew Arbuthnot - Investment Manager, Screen Australia Adam Dylewski - Programming Director, PBS Digital Studios
How One Company Redefined Social Norms How One Company Redefined Social Norms
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"Never before has a handful of people working at a tech companies been able to steer the thoughts and feelings of a billion people." -Tristan Harris SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. A new episode will be released every Friday for the next six weeks. This week we explore Facebook's impact on society – how it's changed mass grief and other social norms. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This mini-series was created by: Vanessa Hill - Director, Presenter, Co-Producer Margie Bryant - Producer Aline Jacques - Post Producer Bahar Gholipour - Associate Producer Dominique Taylor - Editor Stephen Boyle - Legal and Business Affairs James Hutson - Animator Field Producers - Bahar Gholipour, Georgia Quinn, Mehrnaz Farahmand Crew - Finn Boyle-Moore, Jacques Lang, Tim Oxford, Trace Dominquez, Alex Rapine, Andy Kulikowski, Angelina Bruno John Hresc - Sound Mix Andrew Arbuthnot - Investment Manager, Screen Australia Adam Dylewski - Programming Director, PBS Digital Studios
The Psychological Tricks Keeping You Online The Psychological Tricks Keeping You Online
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We take a look at persuasive design – and how good design persuades you every single day. When it comes to technology this can have some pretty big impacts of keeping us hooked to our devices. Should navigating this be your responsibility? Or should we call for more ethical design? SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. A new episode will be released every Friday for the next six weeks. Thank you to Jaron Lanier and Nir Eyal for lending their expertise to this episode. If you're after further reading, check out Jaron Lanier's Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now: https://amzn.to/2S5tprW And Hooked by Nir Eyal: https://amzn.to/2DDEAUQ Videos worth a watch: BJ Fogg, Tiny surprises for happiness and health https://youtu.be/2L1R7OtJhWs Facebook Founder Warns of Social Media Addiction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPwR1i-sWpo&t=63s This mini-series was created by: Vanessa Hill - Director, Presenter, Co-Producer Margie Bryant - Producer Aline Jacques - Post Producer Bahar Gholipour - Associate Producer Dominique Taylor - Editor Stephen Boyle - Legal and Business Affairs James Hutson - Animator Field Producers - Bahar Gholipour, Georgia Quinn, Mehrnaz Farahmand Crew - Finn Boyle-Moore, Jacques Lang, Tim Oxford, Trace Dominquez, Alex Rapine, Andy Kulikowski, Angelina Bruno John Hresc - Sound Mix Andrew Arbuthnot - Investment Manager, Screen Australia Adam Dylewski - Programming Director, PBS Digital Studios
Big Tech's Battle For Our Attention Big Tech's Battle For Our Attention
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So, what's the price of your attention? We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. A new episode will be released every Friday for the next six weeks. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Thank you to Tim Wu, Zeynep Tufekci, Bahar Gholipour and Genevieve Bell for lending their expertise to this episode. If you're after further reading, check out The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu. It's a fantastic introduction to this topic: https://amzn.to/2OKgc61 And the full length versions of the video sequence at the beginning are worth a watch. The Panda is Dancing: https://youtu.be/tf9ZhU7zF8s Bell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_YUElM2EQ Natasha Schüll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETB0x2UU6JE Harris: https://youtu.be/MacJ4p0vITM?t=1m53s Palihapitiya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMotykw0SIk This mini-series was created by: Vanessa Hill - Director, Presenter, Co-Producer Margie Bryant - Producer Aline Jacques - Post Producer Bahar Gholipour - Associate Producer Dominique Taylor - Editor Stephen Boyle - Legal and Business Affairs James Hutson - Animator Field Producers - Bahar Gholipour, Georgia Quinn, Mehrnaz Farahmand Crew - Finn Boyle-Moore, Jacques Lang, Tim Oxford, Trace Dominquez, Alex Rapine, Andy Kulikowski, Angelina Bruno John Hresc - Sound Mix Andrew Arbuthnot - Investment Manager, Screen Australia Adam Dylewski - Programming Director, PBS Digital Studios
ATTENTION WARS | Trailer ATTENTION WARS | Trailer
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Episode 1 of Attention Wars is coming THIS FRIDAY(!) 16 November, to youtube.com/braincraft. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE We’re in the middle of an Attention War – where big tech battle it out to win over our eyeballs. Our attention spans are considered a precious—and scarce—commodity. So what is the price of your attention? In this mini-series, we'll explore the psychology, design and impact of tech and social media on both ourselves and society. A new episode will be released every Friday for the next six weeks. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Attention Wars is presented by Screen Australia in association with PBS Digital Studios and Serendipity Productions.
How Magicians Trick Your Brain How Magicians Trick Your Brain
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A BIG thanks to Siegfried for taking the time to bamboozle me. More magic over on his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_U00P5TCymZzrplrbzhZOQ And Siegfried's website: http://www.siegfriedtieber.com/ Siegfried Tieber, a sleight-of-hand magician, or cognitive artist if you will, takes us through some illusions (formerly known as magic tricks). Magicians use a number of psychological tricks to bring their performances to life, such as guiding attention and forcing decisions. Can you decipher what's going on here? ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📚 Macknik, S. L., King, M., Randi, J., Robbins, A., Thompson, J., & Martinez-Conde, S. (2008). Attention and awareness in stage magic: turning tricks into research. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 9(11), 871. https://www.nature.com/articles/nrn2473.epdf
The Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep ft. OTHER Vanessa Hill! The Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep ft. OTHER Vanessa Hill!
2 years ago En
New Channels!! What if we created America From Scratch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S9kPhiq90M A Whole Hog BBQ with Nourish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXCwJcoqvCc ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Why do we sleep? We know that sleep plays a role in learning and memory, but that doesn't really explain why sleep evolved. A lesser known theory, that sleep serves a purpose of flushing out free radicals (aka "Reactive Oxygen Species") is gaining traction after some research by Vanessa Hill and colleagues at Columbia University found that sleep has antioxidant benefits. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Thanks to Vanessa Hill, PhD for her time in creating this video. Vanessa's paper: Hill, V. M., O’Connor, R. M., Sissoko, G. B., Irobunda, I. S., Leong, S., Canman, J. C., ... & Shirasu-Hiza, M. (2018). A bidirectional relationship between sleep and oxidative stress in Drosophila. PLoS biology, 16(7), e2005206. http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2005206 Antioxidant benefits of sleep, Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180712141715.htm
Why Most Personality Tests Are Wrong Why Most Personality Tests Are Wrong
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The 2018 PBSDS viewer survey 🎉(please please do this!) https://to.pbs.org/2018YTSurvey The Big Five personality test: http://www.personal.psu.edu/~j5j/IPIP/ You're not a static personality type like tests such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Suggest. Rather, you're a dynamic interaction of personality traits that can be shaped over time. ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📚 Personality traits and well-being: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6b8e/6a42a3f512cbdf5a95401a8039abd4b257d6.pdf Time Twins study: http://lazypawn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Astrology.pdf MBTI study: http://www.indiana.edu/~jobtalk/Articles/develop/mbti.pdf Big Five personality test: http://www.personal.psu.edu/~j5j/IPIP/
These Tiny Cells Shape Your Life These Tiny Cells Shape Your Life
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Like an octopus at a buffet, the branches of microglia are constantly surveying your brain looking for bits of synapses to nibble on. ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Thanks to Beth Stevens, Associate Professor at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and Amy and Arnaud at the Stevens Lab, for their time and help with this video. For more information on microglia, synaptic pruning and the "eat me" signal, check the publications of the Stevens Lab: https://stevenslab.org/publications/ And special thanks to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: https://www.macfound.org/ More BrainCraft/MacArthur fellows/ The Surprising Similarities Between Twister and Intelligence: https://youtu.be/ewPeAFQWg3s My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This video was written by Teagan Wall and Vanessa Hill. Filming by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa.
How Jealousy Distorts Your Thinking How Jealousy Distorts Your Thinking
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Getting jealous can warp your mind – here's what to do about it. Ghosting: Why Some People Just Disappear https://youtu.be/abCAGCU6LrU Bad Behaviour: A Field Guide | full playlist! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwg0PxpUPlqvvMx8t_iU2bgy13GYLE83 ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore jealousy. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa Hill. SELECTED REFERENCES 📚 The genetics of jealousy: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/twin-research-and-human-genetics/article/sex-differences-in-jealousy-a-populationbased-twin-study-in-sweden/13A32725C74065D017B795E6D2BE4606 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Jealousy: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270541421_Cognitive_Behavioral_Therapy_for_Jealousy
Ghosting: Why Some People Just Disappear Ghosting: Why Some People Just Disappear
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More Bad Behaviour – How Jealousy Distorts Your Thinking https://youtu.be/Joy6yZs47Lk ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft We find ghosting in romantic relationships, friendships and even the workplace. It can be hurtful – and you can be better. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore ghosting, where people cut off contact with the silent treatment. More Bad Behaviour – How Gaslighting Manipulates Your Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQMS9c0Qfs BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa Hill. Thanks to Acapella Science for the title suggestion! REFERENCES 📚 1. LeFebvre, L. (2017). Ghosting as a relationship dissolution strategy in the technological age. The impact of social media in modern romantic relationships (pp. 219–235). New York, NY: Lexington Books https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317576909 2. Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2018). Ghosting and destiny: Implicit theories of relationships predict beliefs about ghosting. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265407517748791 3. Collins, T. J., & Gillath, O. (2012). Attachment, breakup strategies, and associated outcomes: The effects of security enhancement on the selection of breakup strategies. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256933730
Why Everybody Should Read Harry Potter Why Everybody Should Read Harry Potter
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VOTE for the favourite book (pls vote for Harry): https://to.pbs.org/2Jes2X5 The real magic of Harry Potter is that it can reduce prejudice and boost empathy. This week we break down the psychological benefits of literature 💫 ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Stop-motion animation by Vanessa Hill. REFERENCES 📚 1. Harry Potter, Benjamin Bloom, and the Sociological Imagination, Joyce Fields (2007) http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE160.pdf 2. The greatest magic of Harry Potter: Reducing prejudice, Vezzali et. al. 2015, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/jasp.12279 3. Fiction: Simulation of Social Worlds, Keith Oatley, 2016 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661316300705 4. Magically Empathetic: An Investigation of Empathy and Theory of Mind through the Character of Harry Potter By Lindsey Layman, 2017 https://scholar.utc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1087&context=honors-theses 5. Becoming a Vampire Without Being Bitten: The Narrative Collective-Assimilation Hypothesis, Shira Gabriel and Ariana F. Young, 2011. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21750250
THE IKEA EFFECT ft. Joanna Hausmann! THE IKEA EFFECT ft. Joanna Hausmann!
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I’M ON JOANNA’S CHANNEL 🤯 Being Bilingual Makes You Smarter? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fhOILBwQCE&feature=youtu.be Please go watch and subscribe! ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE In Psychology there’s this bias called the IKEA Effect – where people place a higher value on items they build themselves compared to items they did not construct. Since I’d recently ordered new furniture, I thought I’d put this IKEA Effect into practice. A HUGE thank you to Joanna Hausmann for her help. Please go subscribe to her channel! We owe her. A lot. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📚 Norton, M. I., Mochon, D., & Ariely, D. (2012). The IKEA effect: When labor leads to love. Journal of consumer psychology, 22(3), 453-460. http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/11-091.pdf Marsh, L. E., Kanngiesser, P., & Hood, B. (2018). When and how does labour lead to love? The ontogeny and mechanisms of the IKEA effect. Cognition, 170, 245-253. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010027717302743 Hood, B., Weltzien, S., Marsh, L., & Kanngiesser, P. (2016). Picture yourself: Self-focus and the endowment effect in preschool children. Cognition, 152, 70-77. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010027716300749
The Ancient Origins of Your Musical Brain The Ancient Origins of Your Musical Brain
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The Ancient Origins of Your Musical Brain. ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE At first, I was curious about crocodiles in brain scanners. Than I learned that the way you process music emerged more than 300 million years ago. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill More: Artificial Intelligence Solved This Audio Illusion. Can You? https://youtu.be/Ucc1Xs5UAj4 BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. IMAGES Ancient crocodile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegisuchus#/media/File:Aegisuchus.png Possible ancestor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limnoscelis#/media/File:Limnoscelis21DB.jpg Phylogeny of vertebrates: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/63d2/26a5395863e96b3d6921d91abf628828f014.pdf Eastern yellow robin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_yellow_robin#/media/File:Eastern_yellow_robin.jpg REFERENCES 📚 Behroozi, M., Billings, B. K., Helluy, X., Manger, P. R., Güntürkün, O., & Ströckens, F. (2018). Functional MRI in the Nile crocodile: a new avenue for evolutionary neurobiology. Proc. R. Soc. B, 285(1877), 20180178. http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/285/1877/20180178 Van Meir, V., Boumans, T., De Groof, G., Van Audekerke, J., Smolders, A., Scheunders, P., ... & Van der Linden, A. (2005). Spatiotemporal properties of the BOLD response in the songbirds' auditory circuit during a variety of listening tasks. Neuroimage, 25(4), 1242-1255. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811905000170?via%3Dihub Warren, J. (2008). How does the brain process music?. Clinical Medicine, 8(1), 32-36. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5e26/e0bd960c0b0a7e42cd2052be01e76a40fd3f.pdf Auditory Cortex: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK10900/figure/A920/?report=objectonly
Every Scientific Study on Arnold Schwarzenegger Every Scientific Study on Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Sometimes I use this platform for good, sometimes I use it to uncover every scientific study mentioning Arnold Schwarzenegger. Please check out Hot Mess! 🔥https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaEBhRsI6tmmz12fkSEYdw ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill After using a study mentioning Schwarzenegger a few episodes ago, I wondered, "How many scientific studies mention Arnold Schwarzenegger?" And when I looked into it, the answer REALLY got out of hand. This was a real pain in the neck. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. Thanks to Teagan Wall for her research support (she is now the #1 world expert on Arnold Schwarzenegger in academia). This episode was written by Teagan Wall and Vanessa Hill. Filmed by Dominique Taylor and Edited by Vanessa Hill. REFERENCES 📚 All papers mentioned here you can find in this document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bg_d3ZoFUs-b7V_gVKqZbjgaOdA4fTptCxM_E6xn8X0/edit?usp=sharing
Why Are People So Passive-Aggressive? Why Are People So Passive-Aggressive?
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Watch this if you want, I don't really care. How Gaslighting Manipulates Your Mind: https://youtu.be/iqQMS9c0Qfs Bad Behaviour: A Field Guide | full playlist! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQwg0PxpUPlqvvMx8t_iU2bgy13GYLE83 ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore passive-aggressive behaviour, the act of expressing aggression indirectly. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa Hill. REFERENCES 📚 Lane, C (2009), The Surprising History of Passive–aggressive Personality Disorder https://sites.northwestern.edu/christopher-lane/files/2016/08/lanedocpapd2009-24w8s9n.pdf Edward McIlduff et al: Understanding and contending with passive‐aggressive behaviour in teams and organizations: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/02683940010378072 Preventing Rejection study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8436709_Tactical_Differences_in_Coping_With_Rejection_Sensitivity_The_Role_of_Prevention_Pride Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: The Demise of a Syndrome https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00332747.1999.11024851?journalCode=upsy20
How Gaslighting Manipulates Your Mind How Gaslighting Manipulates Your Mind
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More Bad Behaviour: How Jealousy Distorts Your Thinking https://youtu.be/Joy6yZs47Lk Has anyone ever made you question your reality? How gaslighting manipulates your mind. SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore gaslighting, a form of emotional abuse and thought manipulation. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. REFERENCES 📚 Barton & Whitehead (1969) "The gas-light phenomenon". Lancet https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(69)92133-3 Why we lie: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/lying-hoax-false-fibs-science/ Turning up the light on gaslighting, 2014: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/phpe.12046 Gaslighting in politics: https://www.nytimes.com/1995/11/26/opinion/l-liberties-the-gaslight-strategy-066192.html Workplace abuse http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244017715076
Why You Lie To Yourself More Than Others Why You Lie To Yourself More Than Others
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Do you lie to yourself? Be... honest. This week we cover the psychology of self-deception. Last week: Why People Blame Others https://youtu.be/HQQe_yFDf0U ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore self-deception, the act of lying to yourself. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa Hill. And thank you to Mike Rugnetta for his help improving the audio. REFERENCES 📚 The Elements of a Scientific Theory of Self‐Deception: https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2000.tb06619.x Self-deception facilitates interpersonal persuasion: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167487016301854 Positive illusions: Creative self-deception and the healthy mind: http://psycnet.apa.org/record/1989-98298-000 A status-enhancement account of overconfidence: http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2012-18756-001 A Longitudinal Test of Three Theories of Overconfidence http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1948550617699252
Why People Blame Others Why People Blame Others
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Catch blame shifting before it spreads 😷 Want to get my new email newsletter? Okay: https://goo.gl/Zw5Txq ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore blame-shifting 👈 My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa Hill. A big thank you to Mike Rugnetta for his help improving the audio from the previous version. Thank you also to Joe Hanson for his thumbnail advice. REFERENCES 📚 Fast, N. J., & Tiedens, L. Z. (2010). Blame contagion: The automatic transmission of self-serving attributions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(1), 97-106. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022103109002601 Lee, F., & Tiedens, L. Z. (2001). Who's being served?“Self-serving” attributions in social hierarchies. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 84(2), 254-287. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S074959780092925X Mason, R. O. (2004). Lessons in Organizational Ethics from the Columbia Disaster:: Can a Culture be Lethal?. Organizational Dynamics, 33(2), 128-142. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090261604000117
The Upside of Being Awkward The Upside of Being Awkward
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The science of awkwardness. Hi. Want to get my new email newsletter? Okay: https://mailchi.mp/4cc014f830f4/normaldistribution Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, by Melissa Dahl http://amzn.to/2FRoLYT ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill We can all be pretty awkward. Right? Here we cover the psychology of awkwardness. But it's not all bad news. It’s a good thing that we’re aware of ourselves and care about how others perceive us. Feeling awkward can push us to sharpen our social skills. 👌 BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour, filmed by Dominique Taylor, edited, hosted and produced by Vanessa Hill. REFERENCES 📚 Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, by Melissa Dahl http://amzn.to/2FRoLYT Emergence of self-awareness and co-awareness in babies: Rochat, P., Broesch, T., & Jayne, K. (2012). Social awareness and early self-recognition. Consciousness and cognition, 21(3), 1491-1497. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22673374 Gilovich, T., Medvec, V. H., & Savitsky, K. (2000). The spotlight effect in social judgment: An egocentric bias in estimates of the salience of one's own actions and appearance. Journal of personality and social psychology, 78(2), 211. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3d2a/1c99395124bf9372e1493f314f6990a78473.pdf Gilovich, T., Medvec, V. H., & Savitsky, K. (2000). The spotlight effect in social judgment: An egocentric bias in estimates of the salience of one's own actions and appearance. Journal of personality and social psychology, 78(2), 211. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3d2a/1c99395124bf9372e1493f314f6990a78473.pdf Brooks, A. W. (2014). Get excited: Reappraising pre-performance anxiety as excitement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 1144. ttps://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/item.aspx?num=45869 Awkward: The science of why we're socially awkward and why that's awesome by Ty Tashiro http://amzn.to/2G6fZJW
The Power of Curiosity The Power of Curiosity
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What if... you never saw the sun? And the answers, from Life Noggin: https://youtu.be/7LDsh9dX3F8 Good luck ✌️ ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE All forms of curiosity, even silly hypotheticals, are important – they can lead to practical ideas as well. And two groups are great at it: kids and smart adults. But the average person forgets to be curious. Here we explore the power of curiosity, and in the words of Joe Hanson – Stay Curious! Don’t shy away from asking questions, however pointless they may seem. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour, filmed by Dominique Taylor, edited, hosted and produced by Vanessa Hill and animated by Jade Tan-Holmes. This episode was also inspired by two books (both recommended reads) 📚 Why? What Makes Us Curious by Mario Livio http://amzn.to/2FBp6je and Videocracy by Kevin Allocca http://amzn.to/2qrxQ7q Further reading/watching: Richard Feynman "Tiny Machines" Nanotechnology Lecture https://youtu.be/4eRCygdW--c?t Richard Feynman, There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom: http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/47/2/1960Bottom.pdf Stanford redefines what it means to be small: http://abc7news.com/archive/6755677/
How Halfalogues Manipulate Your – How Halfalogues Manipulate Your –
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ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE A halfalogue is that distracting half-of-a-conversation that you overhear. And you absolutely must know the other half. Because you're a curious human and your brain circuitry rewards you for finding out. Here's the lowdown. My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour, filmed by Dominique Taylor, edited, hosted and produced by Vanessa Hill and animated by Jade Tan-Holmes. REFERENCES 📚 Livio, M., Why? What Makes Us Curious http://amzn.to/2FBp6je Kang, M. J., Hsu, M., Krajbich, I. M., Loewenstein, G., McClure, S. M., Wang, J. T. Y., & Camerer, C. F. (2009). The wick in the candle of learning: Epistemic curiosity activates reward circuitry and enhances memory. Psychological Science, 20(8), 963-973. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1308286 Emberson, L. L., Lupyan, G., Goldstein, M. H., & Spivey, M. J. (2010). Overheard cell-phone conversations: When less speech is more distracting. Psychological science, 21(10), 1383-1388. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20817912 Galván, V. V., Vessal, R. S., & Golley, M. T. (2013). The effects of cell phone conversations on the attention and memory of bystanders. PloS one, 8(3), e58579. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0058579
What If We Were All Optimists? What If We Were All Optimists?
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Surprise! You're more optimistic than you think. PBS Digital Studios is grateful to Bill and Melinda Gates for their support. If you’d like to take a look at the 2018 Annual Letter, you can check it out here: http://b-gat.es/2Cfph0j ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode// Written by Bahar Gholipour Produced, Edited and Hosted by Vanessa Hill Filming by Dominique Taylor Animations by Jade Tan-Holmes REFERENCES 📚 Sharot, T. (2011). The optimism bias. Current biology, 21(23), R941-R945. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982211011912 Strunk, D. R., Lopez, H., & DeRubeis, R. J. (2006). Depressive symptoms are associated with unrealistic negative predictions of future life events. Behaviour research and therapy, 44(6), 861-882. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005796705001476 Sharot, T., Korn, C. W., & Dolan, R. J. (2011). How unrealistic optimism is maintained in the face of reality. Nature neuroscience, 14(11), 1475. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3204264/ Odds of dying: http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/injury-facts-chart.aspx and http://driveithome.org/201801-andy-pilgrim-distracted-driving
How Remixes Hijack Your Brain How Remixes Hijack Your Brain
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Get VIDEOCRACY 👉 http://amzn.to/2qrxQ7q More about the book (my video 🙃) https://youtu.be/xwlwNzLOGmA YouTube, as a platform for creative expression, has inspired a new form of modern creativity. In this video essay, I explore how the remix, a product of this participatory creativity, hijacks your brain. Why do we love watching things we've probably already seen be reproduced in new ways? Written, edited and produced by Vanessa Hill. Thanks to Kevin Allocca for his help with this video. Say hello: https://twitter.com/nessyhill | https://instagram.com/nessyhill SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! http://ow.ly/rt5IE Wear some MERCH! 🧠 https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. FURTHER READING 📚 Videocracy: How YouTube is Changing the World https://kevinallocca.com/videocracy Youth on YouTube as Smart Swarms: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00043125.2014.11519263?journalCode=uare20 Mashup Culture: https://books.google.com/books?id=tHQB-kLxlZ8C&source=gbs_book_other_versions Secrets of Supercuts | Slate: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_browser/2012/11/how_to_make_a_supercut_secrets_of_the_youtube_collage_form_revealed.html Handbook of Creativity https://www.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/11443_01_Henry_Ch01.pdf Communicating creativity on YouTube: what and for whom? https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/1920104/file/6761597.pdf VIDEOS 📽 Classics Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLO7tCdBVrA Reading Rainbow Remixed | In Your Imagination | PBS Digital Studios https://youtu.be/-FD1K8OvVCs Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind | PBS Digital Studios https://youtu.be/OFzXaFbxDcM Julia Child Remixed | Keep On Cooking | PBS Digital Studios https://youtu.be/80ZrUI7RNfI Wishery | Pogo https://youtu.be/qs1bG6BIYlo Time Machine | Pogo & Skye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtr5q6dn7CA Muppet Mash | Pogo https://youtu.be/pwvflO3QKrI Kutiman, GIVE IT UP https://youtu.be/WoHxoz_0ykI DOUBLE RAINBOW SONG!! https://youtu.be/MX0D4oZwCsA 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDxn0Xfqkgw On Remixes Why videos go viral | Kevin Allocca https://youtu.be/BpxVIwCbBK0 Are YouTubers Revolutionizing Entertainment? | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios https://youtu.be/H3-YxxqSN5c Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture https://youtu.be/1gPm-c1wRsQ Why Do We Experience Nostalgia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dJw9TN0hoE I Could Do That | The Art Assignment https://youtu.be/67EKAIY43kg All Star Smash Mouth - All Star https://youtu.be/L_jWHffIx5E All Star but it's played on two calculators https://youtu.be/3rfdYej30Dw VILLAGE PEOPLE - Y.M.C.A. VOCAL COVER 2016 (OFFICIAL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTwxtYin1p0 ADELE - HELLO VOCAL COVER 2016 (OFFICIAL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uef0Qr56mKo Smashmouth Recreated From Windows XP Sounds https://youtu.be/ahXQ7e8w7mQ Shia Shia LaBeouf "Just Do It" Motivational Speech (Original Video by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0 Shia LaBeouf TED Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os6U77Hhm_s I'm sorry Shia, I'm afraid I can't do that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loeZ-z9ct0Q Shiawalker Inspirational https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxCCp3nbCEk Apple Watch Shia LaBeouf Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZC7iBEAsk Just Do It! ft. Auto-tuned Shia LaBeouf (Motivational Music Video) ORIGINAL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLOpX2cu-4g&feature=youtu.be&t=28s This Is Sparta Shia LaBeouf - JUST DO IT https://youtu.be/XW74pHNxkaM Damn It Shia https://youtu.be/k_e67Wwumz8 Shia LaBeouf motivates the Death Eaters [Harry Potter] https://youtu.be/CZgRTDApBks +1 Shia every 3 seconds https://youtu.be/oTz93Y-qeq0 JUST DO IT!!! ft. Shia LaBeouf - Songify This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhRXn2NRiWI Political Gaddafi-Zenga Song-No girl edit version (Noy Alooshe Remix) https://youtu.be/6GcUutnU2gk "Zenga" Clip about Gaddafi https://youtu.be/XeuZiFRzb4k BRITAIN'S NEW LEADER RAPS LIKE A BOSS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv7Jd94bnOI Angela Merkel Sings Yung Hurn - Nein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egZzDwJI-Bg Cassetteboy - Cameron's Conference Rap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YBumQHPAeU Tony Abbott: "NO No NO" https://youtu.be/fi-q0ALVzPg Barack Obama Singing Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX1YVzdnpEc&feature=youtu.be&t=34s 236.com: Synchronized Presidential Debating https://youtu.be/wfd5g8Y_Jqo Supercuts Sorkinisms - A Supercut https://youtu.be/S78RzZr3IwI Alex Trebek is a Savage https://youtu.be/b8NCjz6ghrU I'm Not Here to Make Friends! https://youtu.be/w536Alnon24 Humour Why Do We Laugh? | Sci Show https://youtu.be/Ov-kXSS1_yc Why Do We Laugh? | It's Okay to be Smart https://youtu.be/9WzVMZunzaM
How to Think Like Einstein How to Think Like Einstein
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The Neuroscience of Creativity: https://youtu.be/9CwyqtwtMHM Check out the new channel, Origin of Everything: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiB8h9jD2Mlxx96ZFnGDSJw ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE It seems like some people have so many great ideas –  like Albert Einstein, who as well as changing everything we know about the whole of space and time, also took a stab at fashion. Rest assured there are ways that the rest of us can be more creative, too. Following on from the last episode on the Neuroscience of Creativity, we explore some practical tips for boosting your creativity and generating more great ideas. NEW VIDEO! The Neuroscience of Creativity: https://youtu.be/9CwyqtwtMHM From the BrainCraft archive | The Secret to Creativity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Y-T_guM1I My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and hosted/produced/animated by Vanessa Hill. REFERENCES 📚 Eagleman, D., & Brandt, A. (2017). The Runaway Species: How human creativity remakes the world. Catapult. Durante, D., & Dunson, D. B. (2018). Bayesian inference and testing of group differences in brain networks. Bayesian Analysis, 13(1), 29-58. https://projecteuclid.org/download/pdfview_1/euclid.ba/1479179031 Li, W., Yang, J., Zhang, Q., Li, G., & Qiu, J. (2016). The Association between Resting Functional Connectivity and Visual Creativity. Scientific reports, 6. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep25395 Bendetowicz, D., Urbanski, M., Aichelburg, C., Levy, R., & Volle, E. (2017). Brain morphometry predicts individual creative potential and the ability to combine remote ideas. Cortex, 86, 216-229. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010945216303161?via%3Dihub
The Neuroscience of Creativity The Neuroscience of Creativity
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ORDER BRAINCRAFT MERCH! 🧠https://store.dftba.com/collections/braincraft SUBSCRIBE to BrainCraft! 👉 http://ow.ly/rt5IE My Twitter https://twitter.com/nessyhill | Instagram https://instagram.com/nessyhill Your brain uses lots of different pathways to communicate – which form complex networks in your brain. Creativity depends on the cooperation of two competing networks: one that generates spontaneous thoughts (the default mode network) and the executive control center of the brain that governs everything else. Our random, free-flowing thoughts that are worthy of further exploration pop into our consciousness when they're recruited by the executive control network. BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and produced/animated by Vanessa Hill. FURTHER READING 📚 Kidd, C., & Hayden, B. Y. (2015). The psychology and neuroscience of curiosity. Neuron, 88(3), 449-460. http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(15)00767-9 De Pisapia, N., Bacci, F., Parrott, D., & Melcher, D. (2016). Brain networks for visual creativity: a functional connectivity study of planning a visual artwork. Scientific reports, 6. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep39185 https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-real-neuroscience-of-creativity/
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