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Why Are We Ticklish?

Why Are We Ticklish?

[4:29] Our reaction to be tickled may be nature’s way of encouraging self defense training from an early age. [Vi…

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What Would Life Be Without Fear?

What Would Life Be Without Fear?

[5:42] There are people out in the world whose amygdalae have degenerated to the point where they no longer feel fear but …

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The Teenage Brain

The Teenage Brain

[59:12] Vassar alums Lisa Kudrow ’85 and Abby Baird ’91 have a conversation about Baird’s researc…

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The Insula

The Insula

[2:32] Dr. Abigail Baird of Vassar College talks about the insula during her lecture “The Neuroscience of the Te…

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Asch conformity experiments

Asch conformity experiments

[4:10] In psychology, the Asch conformity experiments or the Asch Paradigm refers to a series of studies directed by So…

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