Etsy’s New Tool Lets You See How Art Looks on Your Walls Before Buying ItThe problem with buying art—big canvases especially—is that you never know how it will look in your apartment, or if it will even fit in your apartment. You’re often left guessing and hoping that when you do actually make a purchase, everything will be just as you’d hoped (it never always does).Etsy is trying to solve this with a new feature that allows users to see how a print, painting, or photograph will look on their wall before they buy it.
We feel connected when we move together in time with music - "Go dancing! A new study from suggest that when moving together with music, synchronous movements between individuals increase social closeness. "Go dancing! A new study conduted at Center for Music in the Brain at Aarhus University, Denmark, suggest that then moving together with music, synchronous movements between individuals increase social closeness.2
A Shaolin kung fu master shares the 5 mental states that hold us back in life—and how to fight themAchieving our highest potential and living a longer, happier life is within reach for everyone, says Shaolin kung fu master Shi Heng Yi. The secret, he explains, is to overcome the five main hindrances of self-mastery.
Escape our hellish world by learning to lucid dreamI almost never remember my dreams, and when I do, it’s usually because I woke up screaming. I had this one recently where the world was on fire but no one could put it out because the President of the United States had turned off the water in the…
Officials Warn People To ‘Kill 3-Foot Fish Immediately’ If They See ItAn invasive fish capable of breathing air and living on land for up to five days has been spotted in Georgia. And people have been warned to ‘kill it immediately’ should they spot it. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, a northern snakehead fish has been spotted in a pond …17
What a 1-Day Digital Detox Does for Your Brain (It's Pretty Amazing)The internet is an amazing tool, but neuroscientists believe it can reprogram your brain to be less effective. Fortunately, much of that damage can be repaired with even a short period of time away from consumer electronics.53
Researchers Control Monkeys' Decisions With Bursts of Ultrasonic WavesHigh-frequency sound waves aimed at specific brain regions can influence monkey behavior, according to a new study. The finding complicates our conceptions of free will, but this research could yield new insights into the brain and new treatments for disorders such as addiction.
Why do we find Satisfying things so Satisfying? (Neuroscience and Pleasure)First 200 people to use this link https://brilliant.org/WIL/ can get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant! ▼Newsletter signup: https://mailchi.mp/a58275fd1906/josepheverettwil ▲Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/WILearned ▲Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeverettlearned ▲IG: https://www.instagram.com/jeverett.whativelearned/ Books: Jeffrey Schwartz's "Brain Lock" - https://amzn.to/2VP0dKI Jaak Panksepp's "Affective Neuroscience" - https://amzn.to/3f3fv5U Anjan Chatterjee's "The Aesthetic Brain" - https://amzn.to/3bTQGre Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's "Flow" - https://amzn.to/2WaIfkH Gregory Bern's "Satisfaction!" - https://amzn.to/2SmmfSL --- I actually started out working on this video with the aim to understand why "oddly satisfying" videos are satisfying. I figured the first step with that was to figure out why *anything* is satisfying. Since we call a lot of things satisfying, this was harder than I expected. When things are in perfect sync it's satisfying, when things are in perfect order is satisfying, it's satisfying when you are arranging your new living room and then the short square table you have fits perfectly between your two sofas and the surface of the table is flush with both sofa's arm rests. (Fun fact: in Japanese, you just say "feels good" (kimochi ii) for things like this) Unsurprisingly, there's not much research on the concept of "satisfying." Then I started looking into why we find things pleasurable. Jaak Panksepp says that things that are pleasurable are *biologically useful* . So it was even more curious that things seemingly irrelevant to keeping us alive should make us feel good. This video is the result of cobbling a bit of logic with information from books on Satisfaction, neuroscience, 'what the brain finds beautiful' as well as various research papers on the brain. I hope it's satisfying. (If editing videos didn't take so gotham long, this video would be about an hour) I still plan on making a "why oddly satisfying videos are satisfying" video at some point. I'd rather not dig through tiktok for asmr and slime videos just yet so it'll be a little while before that's done --- Link to PDF of Script with Links to sources: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36551819 Warm Thanks to Eliana Vassena (her paper "Overlapping Neural Systems Represent Cognitive Effort and Reward Anticipation" appears at 5:18) she took the time to answer various questions I had about her papers and research. For Business inquiries: email@example.com