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The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated
The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated

How harmony, melody, and rhythm trigger the same reward systems that drive our desires for food and sex.

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The Role of “Ripeness” in Creativity and Discovery: Arthur Koestler’s Seminal 1964 Theory of the Creative Process
The Role of “Ripeness” in Creativity and Discovery: Arthur Koestler’s Seminal 1964 Theory of the Creative Process

“The Latin verb ‘cogito’ for ‘to think’ etymologically means ‘to shake together.'”

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Creative Evolution: French Philosopher Henri Bergson on Intuition vs. the Intellect
Creative Evolution: French Philosopher Henri Bergson on Intuition vs. the Intellect

“That which is instinctive in instinct cannot be expressed in terms of intelligence, nor, consequently, can it be analyzed.”

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Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”
Why Success Breeds Success: The Science of “The Winner Effect”

Biochemistry and the self-reinforcing upward spiral of winning.

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Carl Sagan’s Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning
Carl Sagan’s Message to Mars Explorers, with a Gentle Warning

“Whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”

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How Big Is Infinity? An Animated Explanation from TED
How Big Is Infinity? An Animated Explanation from TED

On the whimsy and limitations of mathematics.

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