This is one of the best TED talks I’ve ever heard. She captures the essence of the human struggle so succinctly and points out, using great humor, the paradox that vulnerability is at the epicentre of both sorrow and joy, exclusion and connection, and inspires the viewer to take meaningful risks and stop numbing the happiness out of their life.
Interesting TED talk that highlight the brain region that appears to be implicated in social judgements. It is important to consider the biology of what we consider to be choices in order to realize the impact of our developmental experiences on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviour
Synesthesia is where one or more senses are actually linked neurologically, leading to a single stimulus causing more than one sensory response. For example, sounds that have colours, and textures that have smells. For me personally, the number 8 always seemed like a bit of a snob, while the number four was generally friendly, with a quiet and confident leadership style.
A short clip that demonstrates how the brain fills in the sensory and perceptual blanks based on what it believes is possible. Pretty cool stuff.
Discusses the effect of stress on the body.
Explores the current trend of ultraskinny. Granted, this is not a complete exploration of all the issues that contribute to the presence of eating disorders but it’s an important angle nonetheless.
Dr. Gabor Mate delivers a one-hour synopsis of the principles behind not only his best-selling book, “In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts”, but also behind his day-to-day work with addiction. While he focuses on drug addiction, the principles are the same for any form of addictive behavior.
A piece of news from ABC talking about the challenges gifted children face
Documentary about blind and autistic musical savant, Derek Paravicini. It is mindblowing not only for the demonstration of his abilities but the implications of what the brain is capable of.