About Rachel Oates

I started studying a BSc in Biomedical Science but graduated with a BSc in Business with a focus on Marketing & Consumer Behaviour. Since then, I started my Youtube channel to talk about science, theology, books & social issues! My main interests are human biology, psychology & nature.

Should We Drink Alcohol?

By |2018-10-06T23:52:14+00:00October 6th, 2018|

027 Should We Drink Alcohol? What is alcohol? How long have humans been drinking it and why? Drinking is pretty common amongst many groups of people but how does it affect your body and brain? Is a glass of wine every day actually good for you or is it going to harm [...]

Are You A Psychopath?

By |2018-09-08T20:42:36+00:00August 25th, 2018|

024 Are You A Psychopath? What is a psychopath? How are they different from a sociopath? What's the neurology behind it and how can we tests for psychopathy? We're asking all the big questions today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te-S2K16kzY Watch this episode on YouTube References: BetterHelp: Psychopathy  BetterHelp: Sociopath Definition and Symptoms  BetterHelp: [...]

How Do Animals Defend Themselves?

By |2018-06-30T15:47:20+00:00June 30th, 2018|

019 How Do Animals Defend Themselves? This week we're talking about animals! How do animals defend themselves in the wild, how and why did they evolve these traits and what we can learn from them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCtmaFtZy20 Watch this episode on YouTube References: BBC Nature: Animal and Plant Adaptations and Behaviours  DAWN: Amazing [...]

What is Happiness?

By |2018-06-23T14:18:42+00:00June 23rd, 2018|

018 What is Happiness? This week we're looking at the science of happiness - what does it mean to be happy? Who has studied happiness? And is there a way you can assure happiness? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y702PzEZBgM Watch this episode on YouTube References: Happify: The Science of Happiness  HuffPost: A History of [...]

Are You Being Manipulated?

By |2018-06-02T20:22:00+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

015 Are You Being Manipulated? This week we’re going to be looking at consumer psychology, buyer behaviour and how marketers and advertisers take advantage of this. Some might say you’re being manipulated… but that’s up to you to decide! We'll be looking at some of the little tricks and techniques used to [...]

Do We Have A Sixth Sense?

By |2018-05-15T01:48:27+00:00May 12th, 2018|

012 Do We Have A Sixth Sense? Today we're looking at the human body and our senses! What is a sense? How many senses do we have? Are there just 5 basic senses or does it get a bit more complicated than that? As kids we're always taught you have 5 senses: [...]

What makes you, you?

By |2018-05-15T02:18:39+00:00March 10th, 2018|

003 What Makes You, You? Today we're looking at identity and the biology, psychology, and sociology behind what makes you, you? What makes up your identity and how much of an influence do others have on it? Are we purely physical beings made up of cells and chemicals and other squidgy bits, or [...]