VIDEO – Why Are Things Creepy?

Michael Stevens highlights the positive effect that fear can have on our personal health, but questions the reason for our fear of objects that might not be inherently dangerous. In essence, he asks – “Why are some things creepy?” Stevens stresses the importance of “vagueness” and “ambiguity” in giving someone “the creeps” and explains the fascinating concept of the “uncanny valley.”

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Top 5 Most Bizarre Mental Illnesses – Infographic

Alien Hand SyndromeIt is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans have some type of mental disorder . In 2011, it was reported that approximately 11.4 million adult Americans suffer from serious mental illness. Out of all the currently known mental disorders, these five (in our opinion) top the list for being the strangest. Continue reading “Top 5 Most Bizarre Mental Illnesses – Infographic” »

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The Positive Foundations Of Neuro-Linguistical Programming

Thinking Positive

Despite its seemingly complex title, NLP, or Neuro-Linguistical Programming, is really not at all complicated.  In fact, fundamentally, it is simply about studying the proposition of positive foundations in the mind and replicating them, in order to produce positive outcomes Continue reading “The Positive Foundations Of Neuro-Linguistical Programming” »

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VIDEO – Is your red the same as my red?

Vsauce’s Michael Stevens asks extremely thought provoking questions regarding the human perception of color and whether or not our experiences and ideas regarding color are the same between different individuals. He also raises the issue of the explanatory gap and highlights how the limitations of human language hinders any potential perception of another person’s feelings.

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