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04:41 min 31. January 2013

Brain Tricks - This Is How Your Brain Works

a lecture in English

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Ever wonder how your brain processes information? These brain tricks and illusions help to demonstrate the two main systems of Fast and Slow Thinking in your brain.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Further Reading --

1) Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Khaneman
2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11120344
3) http://bit.ly/UGmTGY

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01:19 min 13. March 2012

Albert Einstein: Why Light is Quantum

a lecture in English

Pi day (3.14) is Albert Einstein's Birthday! To celebrate, we'll explain 4 of his most groundbreaking papers from 1905, when he was just 26 years old.

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Thanks to Nima Doroud and Alex Yale for contributions and to Perimeter Institute for support. Created by Henry Reich

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05:13 min 16. February 2015

Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?

a lecture in English

Do the rich pay their fair share of taxes? It's not a simple question. First of all, what do you mean by rich? And how much is fair? What are the rich, whoever they are, paying now? Is there any tax rate that would be unfair? UCLA Professor of Economics, Lee Ohanian, has some fascinating and unexpected answers.

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18:22 min 1. April 2016

The Ultimate Question

a lecture in English

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07:18 min 5. April 2013

8 traits of successful people - Richard St. John

a talk in English

Ten years of research and 500 face-to-face-interviews led Richard St. John to a collection of eight common traits in successful leaders around the world.

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15:04 min 1. April 2015

Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull

a talk in English

Why is it that so many people think they can’t draw? Where did we learn to believe that? Graham Shaw will shatter this illusion – quite literally - in a very practical way. He’ll demonstrate how the simple act of drawing has the power to make a positive difference in the world.

Graham specialises in the art of communication and has helped thousands of people to make important presentations. He is perhaps best known for his use of fast cartoon drawings to communicate ideas and is the author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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01:26 min 29. January 2016

Presidential Debates are a Mess, Here's How To Fix Them

a talk in English

When presidential debates become a media circus, it's the voters who lose. But an alternative debate format would eliminate the kind of candidate-moderator feud that is dominating our political moment. John Donvan is co-author of "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism" (http://goo.gl/5GcQ6w).

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Transcript - The public is so politicized that if I were moderating a presidential debate and I were to say to one of the candidates, you know, you’re really off point and you’re not responding, everybody would think that that means I’m on the other guy’s side. And that doesn’t happen in the Intelligence Squared debates. I don’t know why, but the audience recognizes and understands that what I’m trying to do is to protect the integrity of the debate. That if I’m calling somebody for not really debating well, our audience gets it that what I’m trying to do is to make the debate better. Not help one side or the other. I think in the presidential debates the moderators if they don’t interrupt, it’s their fault for letting the debate run off the rails. And if they do interrupt, they get attacked for taking sides. And that’s why I think it’s a sort of no — it’s a very difficult situation. I actually think and we have proposed to the presidential debate commission that they do the debates our way. Have a stated motion, do an Oxford-style debate — at least one time. I would be happy to moderate it. You’re going to debate about for and against this motion. You’re going to be okay with me interrupting. You won’t take it as an insult. You won’t take it as me taking sides. And may the best person win.

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02:58 min 19. January 2007

"How To Break Up" Tales Of Mere Existence

a lecture in English

Full title: "How To Break Up With Your Girlfriend in 64 easy steps"

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03:14 min 18. March 2016

5 reasons to care about mindfulness

a lecture in English

Why do people practice Mindfulness? And what are the potential benefits? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment and its being increasingly acknowledged as a way of reducing stress and anxiety. In this short film The Open University’s Dr Mathijs Lucassen gives 5 reasons why society should care about mindfulness from an article written by himself and Dr Jonathan Leach from the department of Health and Social care.

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04:26 min 14. January 2013

Adam Carolla - Change Your Life!

a lecture in English

Only one species on the planet can change itself for the better. You belong to that species. Don't waste the opportunity! Live, learn, grow.

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16:29 min 16. May 2012

The great porn experiment | Gary Wilson | TEDxGlasgow

a talk in English

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In response to Philip Zimbardo's "The Demise of Guys?" TED talk, Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements. He also discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.

More About Gary Wilson

Gary is host of www.yourbrainonporn.com. The site arose in response to a growing demand for solid scientific information by heavy Internet erotica users experiencing perplexing, unexpected effects: escalation to more extreme material, concentration difficulties, sexual performance problems, radical changes in sexual tastes, social anxiety, irritability, inability to stop, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

As a physiology teacher with a particular interest in the latest neuroscience discoveries, Gary was aware that their symptoms might be the result of addiction-related brain changes. Applying the website's concepts of brain plasticity, many former users have braved withdrawal, reversed their symptoms and restored normal sexual responsiveness.

The site has been linked to from hundreds of threads in forums from over thirty countries, with posts numbering in the thousands. Gary blogs for "Psychology Today" and "The Good Men Project" on the extreme plasticity of adolescent brains, the evolutionary context for today's flood of novel cyber "mates," and the neurochemical reasons why superstimulating Internet delivery has unexpected effects on the brain.

Many thanks to Pat Somers of Slow Moving Pictures for the skillful editing of this video.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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03:03 min 14. August 2014

How do you know you exist? - James Zucker

a lecture in English

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How do you know you’re real? Is existence all just a big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? James Zucker investigates all of these questions (and more) in this mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s "Meditations on First Philosophy."

Lesson by James Zucker, animation by Stretch Films, Inc.

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20:34 min 12. March 2012

How to engage in better small talk | Minister Faust | TEDxEdmonton

a talk in English

Radio host, Malcolm "Minister Faust" Azania, shares his tips for improving your conversation skills.

Minister Faust is a life-long story-teller. The author of several internationally-acclaimed novels, Minister Faust has published scores of articles in newspapers and magazines, hosted and associate-produced a national lifestyle magazine television show, been a celebrity judge on two seasons of The 3-Day Novel Contest, hosted and produced his own news and music radio shows for over 20 years, and spoken to audiences in the tens of thousands. Even after decades of interviewing people, Minister Faust is more passionate than ever about engaging people's natural story-telling wishes and powers, using carefully-crafted questions to hear their most remarkable tales and revelations. He's looking forward to the release of his new novel "The Alchemists of Kush" and his book "The Cure for Death by Small-Talk" later this summer.

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02:49 min 28. April 2016

Private View: Carroll Dunham

a talk in English

In a new film from New York-based production company How Follows What, director Sam Fleischner captures the Carroll Dunham's (father of Lena) unique process. Read the feature on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1pFz8FW

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15:33 min 5. June 2014

Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right | Laura Sicola | TEDxPenn

a talk in English

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How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola (http://vocalimpactproductions.com/about/) shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage.

Watch Laura Sicola's talk to learn how to hone your "vocal executive presence" and make your desired vocal impact!

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)