Episode 32 - Déjà Vu, Coconut Oil, and the Science of the Sorting Hat

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do we get Déjà Vu? Shouldn’t evolution weed out Jesus-like behavior? Is coconut oil a superfood? Which part of the brain does the Sorting Hat use to determine a Hogwarts House?

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

Why do we get Déjà Vu?

What is going on in the brain when we experience déjà vu?

Shouldn’t evolution weed out Jesus-like behavior?

The Evolutionary Biology of Altruism

Is coconut oil a superfood?

A Scientific Look at Coconut Oil

Which part of the brain does the Sorting Hat use to determine a Hogwarts House?

Your Brain on Courage

Harry Potter and the measures of personality: Extraverted Gryffindors, agreeable Hufflepuffs, clever Ravenclaws, and manipulative Slytherins

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