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The Amazing Human Body

Matthew Stingleback

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The Amazing Human Body

The Amazing Human Body

Matthew Stingleback

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24 The Brain

Episode 24 As promised, I will now tell you where you can find Einsteins Brain, but first some interesting facts: - Einstein did not learn to speak until the age of four and his teacher later said that there wouldn't be much of this boy when he grew-up. - His brain was 15% wider than that of a normal human, much because he was great at visualizing things making his inferior parietal regions wider. So, where is his brain now? when his autopsy was complete his brain was later divided and sent to various universities to be studied. it can there for be enjoyed throughout the entire world, but mainly in the United States. stingleback@live.com

52 s2012 DEC 24
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24 The Brain

23 memories

Episode 23 You might think that memories are stored in the brain much like a video. this is completely false. The brain captures a memory much like photography, small pictures of a situation. and then constructs the pieces in between on it's own. This makes for a very bad memory if you want it to be accurate, this is why witnesses in court can tell a story completely different from one another. Memories are also very fragile and especially when we just have experienced one and before it is stored in our long term memory base. stingleback@live.com

43 s2012 DEC 23
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23 memories

22 Multi-tasking

Episode 22 No matter how much computers and smart-phones want you to believe it, you can probably only do one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is something only 2.5% of the population can actually do without seeing a degradation in performance. These people are called super-taskers. "Hang-on", I hear you say, "I can drive and talk at the same time". Yes, that's true! but what you are actually doing is putting you driving "on hold" by letting your unconsciousness do it for you. Try instead driving though a battlefield with bombs going off and having an existential conversation about life. stingleback@live.com

48 s2012 DEC 22
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22 Multi-tasking

21 Drugs

Episode 21 When a person takes drugs, such as cocaine, the brains pleasure center lights up and pleasure substances such as dopamine and seratone are released. There are other ways to activate the same area though, and without spending your life-savings, being illegal or ruining your life. The answer is doing good deeds, such as helping someone or contributing to charity. That way The same area will light up. stingleback@live.com

34 s2012 DEC 21
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21 Drugs

20 Mirror Neurons

Episode 20 Inside the brain there is something called Mirror Neurons. Mirror Neurons is an expression scientists use to describe the behavior in neurons in a certain situation. If you see someone stub their toe, for example, the same pain area in your brain will light up usually causing you to flinch. Scientists believe that somewhere in these mirror neurons lies the answer to empathy and somewhat the basis of our morality. stingleback@live.com

37 s2012 DEC 20
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20 Mirror Neurons

19 Limits

Episode 19 Some scientists suggests we as humans have reached our limit when it comes to evolving. This also includes the brain. If they are right it means we humans won't become any smarter. we will of course unlock many more secrets about our universe, but we as an animal appear to have stopped evolving. This manly comes down to us not having to fight for survival any longer, we have therefore taken genetics into our own hands. stingleback@live.com

36 s2012 DEC 19
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19 Limits

18 Limit

Episode 18 There is a myth going around that says we humans only use 10% of our brain. This is false. We use our entire brain everyday. What the statement should say instead is that we humans use 100% of our brains but not all at once. If we would however use 100% all at once our brains would overheat and we would damage ourselves greatly in the process. I'm sorry, Mr. Cooper, but you can not be Limitless. stingleback@live.com

37 s2012 DEC 18
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18 Limit

17 brain halves

Episode 17 Everyone has either a left or a right side of ones brain that is more dominant. it is said that if it is your right you are usually more imaginative and intuitive, but if it's the other way around however, you are more likely to be more logical and analytic. Something amazing to add to that is that if you are a person who is considered to having a left dominated personality your right half will check up on the other half every 90 second or so. stingleback@live.com

34 s2012 DEC 17
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17 brain halves

16 Dreams

Episode 16 Many experts disagree on the reason for dreams. Some say It's a way for the brain to work through our daily life, much like a coping mechanism. Others say that it's strictly random impulses from the brain, but so far we just don't know for certain. 3,000 years ago the Egyptians thought dreams could be interpreted into telling the future, though this is still something that is ever present in our society, it is also looked down upon in the scientific community as something irrational. stingleback@live.com

38 s2012 DEC 16
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16 Dreams

15 Deja Vu

Episode 15 You have undoubtedly heard and understood the concept of Deja Vu, but what actually happens when we experience one? Well, There is no one answer to the question but scientists suggests that when we experience a so called Deja Vu our temporal lobe is having a siezure. Making some senses react in real time and others such as our sight slugging along a few seconds back makes for the feeling of being here before. stingleback@live.com

35 s2012 DEC 15
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15 Deja Vu

Latest Episodes

24 The Brain

Episode 24 As promised, I will now tell you where you can find Einsteins Brain, but first some interesting facts: - Einstein did not learn to speak until the age of four and his teacher later said that there wouldn't be much of this boy when he grew-up. - His brain was 15% wider than that of a normal human, much because he was great at visualizing things making his inferior parietal regions wider. So, where is his brain now? when his autopsy was complete his brain was later divided and sent to various universities to be studied. it can there for be enjoyed throughout the entire world, but mainly in the United States. stingleback@live.com

52 s2012 DEC 24
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24 The Brain

23 memories

Episode 23 You might think that memories are stored in the brain much like a video. this is completely false. The brain captures a memory much like photography, small pictures of a situation. and then constructs the pieces in between on it's own. This makes for a very bad memory if you want it to be accurate, this is why witnesses in court can tell a story completely different from one another. Memories are also very fragile and especially when we just have experienced one and before it is stored in our long term memory base. stingleback@live.com

43 s2012 DEC 23
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23 memories

22 Multi-tasking

Episode 22 No matter how much computers and smart-phones want you to believe it, you can probably only do one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is something only 2.5% of the population can actually do without seeing a degradation in performance. These people are called super-taskers. "Hang-on", I hear you say, "I can drive and talk at the same time". Yes, that's true! but what you are actually doing is putting you driving "on hold" by letting your unconsciousness do it for you. Try instead driving though a battlefield with bombs going off and having an existential conversation about life. stingleback@live.com

48 s2012 DEC 22
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22 Multi-tasking

21 Drugs

Episode 21 When a person takes drugs, such as cocaine, the brains pleasure center lights up and pleasure substances such as dopamine and seratone are released. There are other ways to activate the same area though, and without spending your life-savings, being illegal or ruining your life. The answer is doing good deeds, such as helping someone or contributing to charity. That way The same area will light up. stingleback@live.com

34 s2012 DEC 21
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21 Drugs

20 Mirror Neurons

Episode 20 Inside the brain there is something called Mirror Neurons. Mirror Neurons is an expression scientists use to describe the behavior in neurons in a certain situation. If you see someone stub their toe, for example, the same pain area in your brain will light up usually causing you to flinch. Scientists believe that somewhere in these mirror neurons lies the answer to empathy and somewhat the basis of our morality. stingleback@live.com

37 s2012 DEC 20
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20 Mirror Neurons

19 Limits

Episode 19 Some scientists suggests we as humans have reached our limit when it comes to evolving. This also includes the brain. If they are right it means we humans won't become any smarter. we will of course unlock many more secrets about our universe, but we as an animal appear to have stopped evolving. This manly comes down to us not having to fight for survival any longer, we have therefore taken genetics into our own hands. stingleback@live.com

36 s2012 DEC 19
Comments
19 Limits

18 Limit

Episode 18 There is a myth going around that says we humans only use 10% of our brain. This is false. We use our entire brain everyday. What the statement should say instead is that we humans use 100% of our brains but not all at once. If we would however use 100% all at once our brains would overheat and we would damage ourselves greatly in the process. I'm sorry, Mr. Cooper, but you can not be Limitless. stingleback@live.com

37 s2012 DEC 18
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18 Limit

17 brain halves

Episode 17 Everyone has either a left or a right side of ones brain that is more dominant. it is said that if it is your right you are usually more imaginative and intuitive, but if it's the other way around however, you are more likely to be more logical and analytic. Something amazing to add to that is that if you are a person who is considered to having a left dominated personality your right half will check up on the other half every 90 second or so. stingleback@live.com

34 s2012 DEC 17
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17 brain halves

16 Dreams

Episode 16 Many experts disagree on the reason for dreams. Some say It's a way for the brain to work through our daily life, much like a coping mechanism. Others say that it's strictly random impulses from the brain, but so far we just don't know for certain. 3,000 years ago the Egyptians thought dreams could be interpreted into telling the future, though this is still something that is ever present in our society, it is also looked down upon in the scientific community as something irrational. stingleback@live.com

38 s2012 DEC 16
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16 Dreams

15 Deja Vu

Episode 15 You have undoubtedly heard and understood the concept of Deja Vu, but what actually happens when we experience one? Well, There is no one answer to the question but scientists suggests that when we experience a so called Deja Vu our temporal lobe is having a siezure. Making some senses react in real time and others such as our sight slugging along a few seconds back makes for the feeling of being here before. stingleback@live.com

35 s2012 DEC 15
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15 Deja Vu
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