Few could match the famous physicist in his ability to communicate difficult-to-understand concepts in a simple and warm fashion.
- Richard Feynman was a renowned physicist who conducted legendary work on quantum physics, the Manhattan Project, and investigating the Challenger explosion.
- Later in life, however, he became best known for his education work, gaining the nickname "the Great Explainer."
- His series, Fun to Imagine, works as an excellent primer to Feynman's unique educational style. Here are 9 science lessons he covers in his series.
We take fewer mental pictures per second.
- Recent memories run in our brains like sped-up old movies.
- In childhood, we capture images in our memory much more quickly.
- The complexities of grownup neural pathways are no match for the direct routes of young brains.
Using a new process, a mini-brain develops retinal cells.
- Mini-brains, or "neural organoids," are at the cutting edge of medical research.
- This is the first one that's started developing eyes.
- Stem cells are key to the growing of organoids of various body parts.
A neuroscientist argues that Da Vicni shared a disorder with Picasso and Rembrandt.
- A neuroscientist at the City University of London proposes that Leonardo da Vinci may have had exotropia, allowing him to see the world with impaired depth perception.
- If true, it means that Da Vinci would have been able to see the images he wanted to paint as they would have appeared on a flat surface.
- The finding reminds us that sometimes looking at the world in a different way can have fantastic results.
A joint study from U.S. and U.K. universities shows promising results in reducing the rate of cognitive decline.
- Decline in hearing and vision can add to overall mental decline.
- Hearing aids can slow cognitive decline by 75 percent.
- Similarly, cataract surgery can help cognitive decline by 50 percent.