This is Your Brain in Love: Scenes from the Stanford Love Competition
Can one person experience love more deeply than another? That’s what The Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging and filmmaker Brent Hoff set out to understand when they hosted the 1st Annual Love Competition. Seven contestants, ranging from 10 to 75 years of age, took part. And they each spent five minutes in an fMRI machine, thinking deeply about love and allowing the imaging technology to measure activity in their dopamine, serotonin and ocytocin/vasopressin pathways. If you think this sounds unromantic, you’ll want to reserve judgment. Though science may be the explicit focus here, the film has a touching human dimension to it.
This is probably one of the most sentimental experiments. The after effects of “sweetness” people had is pretty amazing.
I keep staring at this, because it is an actual, unaltered, picture that so much looks like a painting:
This isn’t a painting. It’s not a Photoshop job or an artist’s rendering. It’s a photograph, taken by National Geographic’s Frans Lanting, that captures the camel thorn trees of Namib-Naukluft Park at the most perfect moment imaginable. Click the image to biggie size for the full effect. That orange backdrop? That’s a dune reflecting Namibia’s rising sun. And while the trees themselves look like etchings of a dream, they’re a very real part of one of the country’s largest national parks.
My mind is boggled and my breath is taken away.
A colored water drop shot by a bullet. ._.
Shot of a drop shot by Lex Augusteijn
Radiolab and NPR Present Words
This is an amazingly clever and beautiful way of depicting the way we use the same words in a visual format.
Words like you’ve never seen before.
Amazing Indian man playing the jaw harp.
You haveeeeeeeeeee to watch this. @.@
Animated and directed by Anthony Francisco Schepperd.
Virtual Jam Sesh with “8 people with 5 instruments originally from 4 Continents speaking 3 languages for 1 song.”
Loveloveloveloveeeeeeeeeee it. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. I love it when you first listen to a really good song the first time and it gives you the chills.