Scientists have noticed that patients may experience improvements just from thinking they’ve had medicine, even if that medicine is fake. But why does the placebo effect work, and why do some researchers believe it’s growing stronger?
This short documentary film follows the story of Ryann and JoEllen as they discover online that they are sisters from the same sperm donor, donor #150 at the California Cryobank. Questioning the gap between expectations and reality, this film touches on issues of genetic inheritance and paternity.
Screened at the 2008 Student Academy Awards (Finalist), the 2008 Full Frame Film Festival, the 2008 Reel to Real Documentary Festival (Best Short ) the 2008 Nashville Film Festival, at the Stanford Cantor Arts Museum, the 2009 Lyon short documentary Film Festival (DocSeed award), and the 2010 Pecs Psykoanalitikus Filmkonferencia (Documentary Ethics Panel curated by Gyula Gazdag) .
An animated tour around the human brain
Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply.
HULC a human assisting robot will be available to the handicapped in 5-10 years and will alllow them to walk again
One wheel motor bike
All over the world electricity grids distribute alternating current. Today though, thanks to new technologies, direct current would be more energy efficient. Multinationals are pushing for the switch, which promises to be good business.
Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes — and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create “memories” they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.
Venture capitalists aren’t known for fashion, but a few show their style for a Forbes photo shoot. Tomio Geron talks with four investors about their sartorial propensities.