It's intentionally written to be interesting and stimulating, but it's not going to be over the head with, you know, tons of scientific names and facts and details. This book is designed to be an introduction and give people an idea what sort of topics about the mind they might be interested in and want to read about further. We have two spacecraft about to leave the heliopause; you know, we launched them in 1977—we're still getting lot of bang for our buck there. But recent research in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science shows that soy flour could also fit the bill. One is pretty simple, which is just that exercise increases blood flow into the whole body and also blood flow to the brain, which means the brain is getting more nutrients and more oxygen.
Suddenly there were ticker-tape parades. Also that yawning maybe cools the brain, and, you know, by changing blood flow and stretching the back of the neck it can cool the brain and you know, maybe boost thinking. For more, check out the December 22nd episode of our 60-Second Psych podcast. I mean, I started to feel the urge to yawn just talking about it. Someone yawns, someone else yawns.
Steve: Was it about 64 Kb of data laughs. Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye which takes 300 milliseconds. Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. I know something that has been one of the applications that's been mentioned is—and, you know, things like wine tasting and certain foods where the temperature is controlled—it sort of helps us explain why you might want to let some things come to a certain temperature before you eat them. However, there are too many unknown about our mind, how it functions and its chemical natural, a lot of the topics are still only speculations. Emily Anthes is a freelance science journalist. This week on the podcast we'll hear from Scientific American editor Michael Battaglia on the 40th anniversary of Apollo 8's historic flight to the moon.
Apollo 8 though, is still at the height of the moon mania. Steve: It's almost impossible to not use—I am doing it as well—to not use your hands when you talk. In some research, researchers now think that it actually started as gesture and certain gestures evolved into language. I can go on, but. Science Talk is a weekly podcast, subscribe here: Scientific American editor Michael Battaglia discusses the online In-Depth Report on Apollo 8, which orbited the moon 40 years ago this week. Steve: And he is the only person to have gone out of Earth's orbit twice, to go all the way to the moon.
Emily blogs at Wonderland, which is part of the blog network of the Public Library of Science. There is sort of a lot of speculation out there about what purpose yawning serves in adults and what purpose it serves in a fetus. Web sites related to this episode include ; ; Scientific American is part of Springer Nature, which owns or has commercial relations with thousands of scientific publications many of them can be found at. He has got to make his decision very quickly, I'm afraid, on the shuttle program, and I believe when he was campaigning he said that he would just delay the Constellation program for five years for other programs. Steve: Right, and Lovell who was the commander of Apollo 13, is also on board Apollo 8. There are a couple of different theories for why this might be. So what are some of the big ideas in this book? Even the other Apollo cruise had not been on a Saturn 5.
Whe Everything from neurons to consciousness in the blink of an eye which takes 300 milliseconds. Ironically enough, he would be doing that again with Apollo 13 when the crippled craft needed to be positioned to get back to Earth. New Hampshire, Minnesota, Utah, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Idaho and Maine were the other states with the healthiest people. Learn everything from how quickly you can possibly think and that left-handed people think faster to why being bad feels so good yes, there's a biochemical explanation. It will arrive at Alpha Centauri in 2012. Because I think they had some problems with design that they didn't—of course, they were so secretive—that they thought maybe humans couldn't survive reentry—they seemed to have problems with that; and the leadership didn't want such an embarrassment. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news.
I mean, other astronauts had gone to the moon more than once but at least one time I think they landed, like Eugene Cernan for instance. And you know, what are some of the basic properties of language? She lives in Brooklyn, New York. And journalist Emily Anthes talks about her new book, The Instant Egghead Guide to the Mind. Easy to follow, good for non-neuroscienst. You know, scientists are now learning that actually the brain has an amazing ability to repair itself and to grow throughout adulthood; and you know, it's definitely, you don't want to damage it if you don't have to, but it's far more resilient than we ever thought it was. I mean we go all the way from how does a neuron work and what is a neuron to what is consciousness, which is probably one of the biggest ideas that's out there.
Gesturing actually helps the speaker think better, helps people understand better; they have done experiments now with math students who learn to gesture along with problem solving and when they are allowed to gesture, they do better in math class. Her work has appeared in Seed , Scientific American Mind , Discover , Slate , Good , New York , and The Boston Globe. Steve: You mentioned, you know, you didn't have room to get into a lot of detail ed on some of these subjects but that's by design. That was truly the great leap for mankind, I think. Her work has appeared in Seed, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Slate, Good, New York, and the Boston Globe. A simple book about our brain.