Scary Shark Music, Your Brain Predicts the Future, Hydrobot
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Learn about ominous music’s effect on conservation efforts; why our brains constantly predict the future; and “Hydrobot.” Dive deeper into all your favorite Shark Week shows with Shark Week's Daily Bite Podcast hosted by Luke Tipple: Listen on Apple Podcasts:  Listen on Spotify: Learn more:  Ominous background music in shark programming could hinder conservation efforts by Steffie Drucker Nosal, A. P., Keenan, E. A., Hastings, P. A., & Gneezy, A. (2016). The Effect of Background Music in Shark Documentaries on Viewers’ Perceptions of Sharks. PLOS ONE, 11(8), e0159279.  Sharks get bad rap when viewed with ominous background music: Researchers demonstrate that background music affects viewers’ attitudes toward sharks. (2016). ScienceDaily.  Why sharks need a new soundtrack. (2018, October 24). University of California.  Our brains are constantly predicting the future to stay in the present by Cameron Duke Chow, D. (2013, May 8). How Your Brain Tracks Moving Objects.; Live Science.  eijwat. (2012). Flash-drag Effect: Optical Illusion 3D [Old title: Flash-lag Effect induced by Background 3D Motion] [YouTube Video]. In YouTube.  Maus, Gerrit W., Fischer, J., & Whitney, D. (2013). Motion-Dependent Representation of Space in Area MT+. Neuron, 78(3), 554–562.  Murai, Y., & Murakami, I. (2016). The flash-lag effect and the flash-drag effect in the same display. Journal of Vision, 16(11), 31.  Don’t blink: The science of a 100-mph fastball. (2017). The Seattle Times.  "Hydrobot" is a magnetic bead that can move water around, even upside down by Briana Brownell Water droplets become hydrobots by adding magnetic beads. (2021). ScienceDaily.  ‌Si, Y., Hu, J., & Dong, Z. (2021). Bioinspired magnetically driven liquid manipulation as microrobot. Cell Reports Physical Science, 100439.  Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards! Register at, select Curiosity Daily in the categories of Education and Science & Medicine, and then click/tap "save nominations" at the bottom of the page. Voting in other categories is optional. Your vote is greatly appreciated! Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See for privacy information.
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