Sep 082014
 
Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain

In just a few short years, the world has completely transformed. Sure, the Web connected the world before, but never have so many people been interconnected since the dawn of modern social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Some people even claim to be ‘addicted’ to their Facebook and Instagram. Asap Science explains that there may been something to that. Here are just five crazy ways social media is changing our brains

 


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Aug 282014
 
Your Brain On Coffee

Millions of people around the world start their day on coffee. Many claim to be addicted to the dark brew. That may explain why coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. But how exactly does coffee work? What does it do to our bodies that makes us perk up? Asap Science explains the science of coffee in this new educational video

 


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Jul 292014
 
How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need

Most busy adults run on very little sleep. But how much sleep do we actually need? And can you ever ‘catch up’ on sleep, say on the weekend or during vacation? The nerds at Asap Science explains that during studies, scientists have found that people have a steady decline in cognitive functions when running on less than eight hours of sleep. Surprise, surprise.  

 


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Jul 062014
 
Myths About The Brain You Thought Were True

The brain is the most powerful and mysterious organ in our body. Even today, scientists and doctors have only skimmed the surface of the brain. Naturally, the brain has been surrounded by myths and legends for years. Some of these falsehoods still live to this day, such as the fallacy that humans only use 10% of the brain. There’s actually a brand new sci-fi flick starring Scarlett Johansson based on this idea. 

Educator Asap Sscience covers this and other myths about the brain you thought were true in this new video

 


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