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Twitter Thread: Our Brains Are Absolutely Bonkers

This fun and enlightening Twitter thread points out how trippy our brains actually are. They're doing the best they can. 

Twitter thread points out how trippy our brains are | foone @Foone want know something about bullshit insane our brains are? OK, so there's physical problem with our eyes move them short fast bursts called saccades right? very quick, synchronized movements only problem is: they go all blurry and useless during this
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Psychology Experiments With Fascinating Results

This weird and educational AskReddit thread has folks sharing various psychology experiments that turned up interesting results. A whole lot of these results just illustrate a larger picture that our brains are these strange instruments that are doing the best they can, in a reality they're taking their best guesses at. Some studies are more unsettling than others, so proceed at your own risk. 

People describe various psychological studies that turned up interesting results | AverageJames23 1y Not psychologist, but one where given choice between sitting down doing nothing and shocking oneself, people tend choose shock. Ergo would choose pain over boredom.
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Tumblr Thread: Magenta Isn't A Real Color

Some Tumblr threads do a phenomenal job at taking our brains on wild and unexpected brain trips. For instance, this thread that suggests that the color magenta isn't actually a real color. Instead, that it's just our brains "guessing" at a color. 

Tumblr thread suggests that the color magenta does not exist | inkwingart This is magenta, and not pink. Unlike pink, magenta doesn't actually exist. Our brain just invents magenta serve as considers logical bridge between red and violet, which each exist at opposite ends linear spectrum. TL;DR this color is fake (and also hate )
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From the video description:

I'm a professional opera, concert and choral singer that was diagnosed with a brain tumour (a GBM as it turned out). The neurosurgeon's advice was to do an awake craniotomy so that I could sing during the surgery (on June13th 2014) in order to avoid deficits after the procedure. The music neuro team of the UMC in Utrecht was also involved in order to assist the surgery. There is no blood or exposed flesh in the video.I sing two (first and last) couplets of Schubert's lied “Gute Nacht”: the minor - major transition in order to see if I can still recognise the key change.
All is fine until min. 2:40 when things start to get very interesting… It’s been more than a year since and I’m doing fine, continuing my professional singing career.


I'll never complain about my annual physical or a trip to the dentist again!

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About 100 jars of human brains went missing from The University of Texas at Austin years ago, and the school kicked off an investigation this week as to their whereabouts.

The brains were originally transferred from the Austin State Hospital and were collected from various autopsies dating back to the 1950s. The jars are each labeled with a date and a diagnosis.

The collection includes schizophrenics and one even belongs to Charles Whitman, the sniper who killed 16 people on campus in 1966.

A renewed interest in the mystery was sparked by the recent release of a new book called After news of the the missing brains spread online, it was reported that the brains ended up at University of Texas in San Antonio, but this turned out to be incorrect, according to the New York Times.

Have you seen these brains?

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Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.

Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped around the brain, and flushes out waste products like a biological dishwasher.