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In this lecture we investigate the phenomenon of brainwashing. We describe the 20th century British psychiatrist William Sargant's ideas regarding how the victim of brainwashing is similar to the religious convert and the therapy patient who undergo 'sudden conversions'. We finish the lecture by looking at how fear can be used as tool for 'mass brainwashing'. For more videos visit our site at http://academyofideas.com
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Salvia divinorum, despite sounding like a spell from the world of Harry Potter, can't turn you into an inanimate object, make you leave your body, or set your feet on fire. However, it can make you FEEL like all of those things are happening. This little plant is a hallucinogen - one so powerful and unique that the DEA isn't quite sure how to regulate it. Hank's got the details on this psychotropic member of the sage genus in this episode of SciShow. Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow -- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com References for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-6eHF
Learn more: music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Great article about constant Deja vu: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/02/magazine/02dejavu.html?pagewanted=all Blindsight obstacle course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwGmWqX0MnM Blindsight (science channel) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwQe_FH1i1w: Blindsight article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/health/23blin.html Excellent blindsight demonstration for people who aren't blind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4SYxTecL8E Hypnagogic Jerk: http://www.sleep.com/content/hypnic-jerk Hypnosis causing deja vu: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2044-8295.1941.tb01008.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+5+Nov+from+10-12+GMT+for+monthly+maintenance
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What is a planet? The question has been pondered by many since the early Greeks came up with the word "planets." Since then the number of "planets" in our solar system has fluctuated, sometimes numbering as high as 15, before it was determined that some were actually asteroids. One such celestial object is Pluto, which became the 9th planet in 1930 to much controversy. Then, in 2005, Eris was discovered and hailed as a possible 10th planet. Our technology has progressed to the point where we are able to see farther into space than ever before. In so doing we have discovered a section in our solar system called the Kuiper Belt that has the potential to hold hundreds, if not thousands, of objects similar to Pluto and Eris. Much like other sciences, such as Biology, where one may discover a new species, classification is a common and needed process which groups like objects for purposes of comparison and further study. The classification of our planets is no exception to this scientific practice, and the astronomical community is currently undergoing a discussion debating the issue of how to classify, or define, a planet. Using 3D animation, this DVD was created to better illustrate the history behind the discussion defining "What is a Planet?" and to outline some of the traits that may be associated with the definition of a planet. So come travel with us as we drive along the "Kuiper Belt highway" at 100 mph to explore the far reaches of our solar system and discover how vast our corner of the galaxy really is.