Even Peas Have Brains, Here’s Proof

Fun BBC mockumentary on the brain. Contains two ground-breaking experiments, the first involving inserting a pin into Nigel’s ‘broab’ – the brain area that controls sneezing. The second has a brain in a jar counting nuts in another jar. Communication with the brain is via a bright red 1970s style telephone.

It’s a bit too long but good fun for those who remember these sorts of dodgy educational films. For those too young, think of those educational films in The Simpsons that used to start: “Hi I’m Troy Mclure, you may remember me from such classic slasher movies as “Honey, I Shrunk My Brain,” and “Nightmare on Cerebellum Street.”


Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook)

PsyBlog’s new ebook, “Spark” is a step-by-step guide to using psychological techniques to achieve the goals you want.

Being passionate about a project or goal — no matter how big or small — makes us feel alive.

It is invigorating to think about the changes you could make in yourself or in the world...

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Published: 20 October 2007

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