Episode 76 - Pokemon, Persuasion, and Parents of Gay Teens

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For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear? What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go? What happens in our brains as we die? How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

How can you use verbal persuasion to help others conquer fear?

Why We're Afraid of Heights

What’s the science behind the popularity of Pokemon Go?

The Science Behind How Pokemon Go Became the Most Viral App Ever (in Less Than 10 Days)

THE SCIENCE AND MATH BEHIND POKÉMON GO

Health benefits of Pokémon Go

Science Explains Why You're Addicted To Pokémon GO

How Pokémon Go Might Actually Be Helping Kids With Autism

What happens in our brains as we die?

Near-Death Experiences: What Happens in the Brain Before Dying

Scientists Have Discovered What Happens to Our Minds as We Die

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

How can I challenge my parents’ preconceptions about gay people?

PFLAG

gaychurch.org

The Gay Christian Network

Believe Out Loud Welcoming Church Map

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