Tag Archives | Brain

…Jason Freeny has a cube brain?

Jason Freeny Brain Cube

Jason Freeny (a long time favorite of DYH) has released his latest sculpture, a fully functional Rubik’s Cube that looks (but hopefully doesn’t feel or smell) like a brain.


[Jason Freeny]

…Bugs have Flight Patterns?

I’m always amazed by the regularity that occurs when you look at something with a time frame that is outside of what the human brain can process. (Example: Time lapse or slow motion.) Under the right conditions, the seemingly random and unpredictable can often turns into nice, neat patterns.

One example of this is Flight Patterns, a short clip by Charlie McCarthy that shows the flight patterns of bugs under a streetlight. It was made by stitching together a bunch of long exposure photographs, and shows that each bug has its own unique pattern that it likes to follow.


…White Zone is not for the claustrophobic?

White Zone

White Zone challenges you to get out of a room that contains just a TV, two chairs and a dresser using nothing more than your mouse and your brain.

Think you can do it?

[White Zone]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Cocaine is bad for the brain?

Caution: This video is very graphic.

In Australia, they apparently don’t have to hold back for their PSAs like they do in the US.

To teach people the dangers of cocaine, this clip follows a man as he enters a bathroom, peels back his head, and then proceeds to snort down a little piece of his own brain.

It gets the message across loud and clear, but is definitely not for the squeamish.


…Caffeine can help you nap better?

Caffeine Nap

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, try taking a caffeine nap.

Here’s how:

  1. Right before you crash, down a cup of java. The caffeine has to travel through your gastro-intestinal tract, giving you time to nap before it kicks in.
  2. Close your eyes and relax. Even if you only doze, you’ll get what’s known as effective microsleep, or momentary lapses of wakefulness.
  3. Limit your nap to 15 minutes. A half hour can lead to sleep inertia, or the spinning down of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which handles functions like judgment. This gray matter can take 30 minutes to reboot.

[Wired – Cheat On The Need To Sleep]

[Via: Lifehacker]