Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

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Angelo Mosso's "human circulation balance" machine worked like a seesaw to measure blood flow changes to the brain. Sandrone et al., 2014, Brain hide caption

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The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

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Hearing 50 Cent's "In Da Club" made music-listeners feel more powerful. YouTube hide caption

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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

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This little guy changes from flat sheet of paper to critter in about four minutes. Seth Kroll/Wyss Institute hide caption

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Transformer Paper Turns Itself Into A Robot. Cool!

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These TED Radio Hour stories are the perfect road trip companions. iStockphoto hide caption

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Playlist: Stories For The Open Road

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Playlist: Stories That Will Keep You Moving

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"You need to fold the worst events of your life into a narrative of triumph, evincing a better self in response to things that hurt." — Andrew Solomon James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Do Our Worst Moments Shape Us?

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