It’s extremely easy to trick our brains — and we are oddly delighted by it. But there’s also a practical side to illusions, learning about where the brain gets confused can help us understand how it works to organize information in the first place…..MORE: .livescience
Researchers took teenagers, stuck them in the brain scanner and observed them as they engaged with social media. Lauren Sherman – she’s a researcher at UCLA – she told me that she and her colleagues wanted to analyze the effects that social media has on young minds. They had the intuition that, besides all the conversations that happen on social media, there was something about mediums like Twitter and Instagram that was qualitatively different than interactions in the physical world…more www.npr.org
The CDC says thimerosal in vaccines is safe – but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. disagrees – and says he has the science to back it up. The leading environmental activist will make his case for removing thimerosal from vaccines in tonight’s special Thursday edition of Conversation With Great Minds.