Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, “ghostbusters” running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.
On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
Very inspiring, funny talk starting with a nice anecdote about a Dutch art collector selling a Vermeer to a nazi in World War 2.
Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists — that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is.
Humorist talk about an important topic which is in short: why did we loose contact between reason and emotion? Emotions are the foundation of reason, one of the many recognizable points taken in this excellent talk. Take some time to watch this.
apping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can’t hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.
Social media the mass audience of the future. People no longer aggregate online on age, gender and income instead they aggregate on what they like and love, they aggregate on their interests. What does that mean for our future and our culture, just watch this interesting talk.
Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they’re becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.
When it comes to concussions, Kim Gorgens urges us to mind our matter.
It doesn’t matter how you got the injuries, it can be playing a sport, or even injured in an auto accident, the important thing is to check if there’s a damage that needs to be treat it.
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As a neuropsychologist working in the field of brain injuries, Kim has seen firsthand the damage of sports-related impacts, and shares sobering statistics every parent should know.
After mapping humans’ intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: These networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever, from the spread of innovative ideas to risky behaviors to viruses (like H1N1).