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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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Joseph Campbell: Why Myth?

Joseph Campbell: Why Myth?

[3:45] Joseph Campbell explains the importance of a healthy understanding of history and mythology. [Video and text s…

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How Does Anxiety Work?

How Does Anxiety Work?

[3:37] Anxiety is a normal, healthy response for the human body. But when it interferes with daily life it can become a di…

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