I know I post a lot of YouTube videos, but free streaming video is one of the internet’s biggest resources.
I stayed up way past my bedtime to be glued to The Nature of Things documentary on “The Brain That Changes Itself”. It discusses the emerging concept of neuroplasticity, a theory that proves how our brain is not a static system and continually changes until you die. It then destroys our old conceptual model of the “computer or machinist” brain and exemplifies this through showing how the brain can rehabilitate itself to actually cure paralysis, phantom pains, and improve health simply through our own thoughts.
Here is part one, and if your interest is piqued, links to parts II-III-IV are below as well.
I know everyone loves psychology, but it’s just too fascinating not too post. I love how more than any part of our body, the most important piece is also the most mysterious. Doesn’t this make the scientific community truly revel in its power, its dynamism, its infiniteness, its beauty? Something seemingly so immanent is really something transcendent. Sound like something to you?
After seeing this, I shall wear my CBC Suzuki t-shirt even more proudly. CBC, is there anything you can’t do? Oh yes, write a successful fictional series. But I’ll take great alternative journalism over shitty Helvetica-laced Douglas Coupland remakes any day of the week.