Neuroscience

  1. Why is it so much easier to choose doughnuts over broccoli?

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas looks at why your brain chooses one food over another

    What's going in your brain when you choose one food over another? Made in partnership with the Royal Society.

  2. Why metaphors are more powerful than you think

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores how metaphors shape how we see the world

    Metaphors are not just for poets - they're everywhere in our everyday language. And they shape the way we view the world.

  3. Boys' toys. Girls' toys. Should toys just be toys?

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    Video caption: Sparkles for girls. Diggers for boys. Should toys just be toys?

    Sparkles for girls... Diggers for boys... Why do we still have so much gendered stuff? And what impact does this have on our children?

  4. Can playing Pokémon rewire your brain?

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    Video caption: Gamers have developed a unique cluster of brain cells that recognise Pokémon characters

    Gamers have developed a unique cluster of brain cells that recognise Pokémon characters

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    Video caption: Revision tips: Sniffing lemons and squeezing ears

    A study suggests "positive triggers" like smelling lemons and squeezing your ears could help revision.