Earth & Conservation

Trick Your Brain to Feel High

WATCH OUTTAKES HERE: http://testtube.com/hardscienceextras Join Tara, Anthony and special guest Trisha Hershberger from Sourcefed as they trick their senses!

Materials Needed:
Touch
- Rubber hand
- Hammer
- Two paint brushes
- Some sort of divider
- Sheet or cloth to cover arm
Taste
- Miracle Berries
- Sour and bitter foods
Sight
- Colored markers
- Sheet of paper
- Pencil to trace Experiment Tips:
- When performing the Fake Hand experiment, be sure to simultaneously stroke the fake and real hand so the subject feels the mirroring effect.
- When performing the Miracle Berry experiment, be sure to coat entire tongue with the miracle berry pill to ensure you get a sweet bite.

Get Your Own Miracle Berries!
http://www.amazon.com/mberry-MFT10-Miracle-Fruit-Tablets/dp/B001LXYA5Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid;=1396912570&sr;=8-1&keywords;=miracle+berry
Miracle fruit is formally known as Synsepalum dulcificum. It's a red berry that's native to West Africa.

Why We See Optical Illusions
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/EyeHealth/optical-illusions-eye-brain-agree/story?id=8455573
Your perception of an illusion has more to do with how your brain works, and less to do with the optics of your eye.

Sense Of Touch In The Womb
http://www.myuniversalfacts.com/2006/06/skin-sense-of-touch-how-we-feel-things.html
Touch is the first of the five senses to develop in the womb and thereon plays an essential role in our everyday life and even to our own very existence.

Special thanks to our Science Advisors!

Kishore Hari: http://bayareascience.org

Zeke Kossover: http://www.kossover.net

Hard Science Crew:
Executive Producer: Barry Pousman
Producer: Nicolette Bethea
Shooter: Matt Piniol
Second Shooter: Alex Gerhard
Production Assistant: Kendall Long
Editor: Conor Gordon