What color is Tuesday? Exploring synesthesia – @cytowic Richard E. Cytowic


 

How does one experience synesthesia — the neurological trait that combines two or more senses?

Synesthetes may taste the number 9 or attach a color to each day of the week. Richard E. Cytowic explains the fascinating world of entangled senses and why we may all have just a touch of synesthesia.

Lesson by Richard E. Cytowic, animation by TED-Ed.

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain – @sjblakemore “Simple, educational a brilliant lesson”!


by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.