Your Brain on Retail Therapy 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. After a bad day, you might feel like you deserve a treat and order that pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on. But psychologists have wondered if that impulse purchase can end up leaving you feeling more unfulfilled than happy. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow Psych by becoming a…

This Is Your Brain on Language 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. You have a lot of choices if you’re looking to learn a new language, from Spanish to coding, or even whistling! And there are some broad similarities and patterns in the ways our brains process these different forms of communication. Hosted by: Brit Garner Original Episodes: Is Coding a Math Skill or…

Why You Think You Look Better in Selfies 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. You might have had the experience of heading out for the night, feeling good, snapping a few selfies with friends that memorialize for all time how great your hair is looking. But the next day, you’re tagged in someone else’s photos and… yikes. How did you look so good in your photos…

Why Does Lithium Help Bipolar Disorder? 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. There’s no doubt that lithium has a diverse list of uses. But the way that it interacts with our bodies to help treat bipolar disorder is aiding us in better understanding the disorder and potentially developing new drugs to combat it. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron…

Beautiful Baby Brains! 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. It may seem like there isn’t a lot going on in a baby’s brain. But as we continue to study them and our relationship with them, we begin to understand more about the complexities behind those big eyes, and this compilation takes a look at some of what we’ve learned. Hosted by:…

Why We Respond to Disasters with Altruism 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. The idea that humans react to disasters by losing control and acting selfishly is all too prevalent, especially in movies and television. But recent studies on altruism may provide evidence that this isn’t always the case, and this information could help us to better respond to such disasters. Hosted by: Anthony Brown…

The Dark Side of Disgust 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. We’re all super familiar with the feeling we get when we smell rotten food or see gross bodily fluids. But this visceral emotion does a lot more than that, and it’s important understand to how the darker side of disgust can influence us. This episode is sponsored by Awesome Socks Club, a…

Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Your Gut | The First Instinct Fallacy 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. You’ve probably been told at some point or another to "trust your gut", but is that actually good advice? Hosted by: Anthony Brown ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Huge thanks go to…

How Political Questions Mess with Your Brain 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. It’s an election year, which means you’ve probably been bombarded with polls asking you questions about candidates and issues. But is information the only thing pollsters are after? Questions are often more than just questions. They can sometimes have a profound effect on our behavior and decisions, even if we don’t realize…

We Don’t All Have a “Mind’s Eye” | Aphantasia 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. Some people don’t have or use visual imagination, or the “mind’s eye.” Many with this condition, called aphantasia, might not even realize that they’re experiencing the world differently, but this difference offers a new window into how the brain processes imagination, emotion, and even memory. Bizarre Beasts Channel: https://www.youtube.com/bizarrebeasts Bizarre Beasts Pin…

How Losing Your Job Changes You 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. Unexpectedly losing a job is hard, but it can also change you in the long term, setting off a cycle that may be hard to break out of, and leaving lasting effects on the way you see and interact with the world. Hosted by: Anthony Brown ———- Support SciShow by becoming a…

Why Is It So Hard to Remember Things Right Now? 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. Check out “How to Vote in Every State”: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7SMwipBlDwBPEwxq8QD8sw&sa=D&ust=1599714836320000&usg=AFQjCNFYdnBgEyfXPJvCffdqOEgdvWzvKw If you feel like you’ve been more forgetful than normal recently, you’re definitely not alone. Your memory can have a lot to do with what’s happening around you. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow SciShow…

3 Friendly Robots Improving Our Social Lives 0 (0)

From SciShow Psych. You might think of robots as unfeeling, and maybe even kind of cold, but some robots are specifically programmed to help people improve their social skills and emotional health. Here are a few that might make really good pals! Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon:…