The Power of Introverts
Long but funny and interesting talk about the extraordinary talents of introverts
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
A Lie that Creates the Truth
Battling Bad Science
When do we start learning?
Nice talk with creative research explaining how we know that babies start learning before they were born.
Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.
A doctor’s touch
A plea for the importance of physical examination, becoming an art?
Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are merely data points, and calls for a return to the traditional one-on-one physical exam.
Beware of Conflicts of Interest
In this short talk, psychologist Dan Ariely tells two personal stories that explore scientific conflict of interest: How the pursuit of knowledge and insight can be affected, consciously or not, by shortsighted personal goals. When we’re thinking about the big questions, he reminds us, let’s be aware of our all-too-human brains.
Top Gun: Peregrine Falcon
Why Personal Genomics didn’t live up to the expectations
George Church talks about where the future of personal genomics is headed and what research has yielded so far.
Decoding the human genome did not yield what people initially expected. In this lecture George Church talks about where the future of personal genomics is headed and what research has yielded so far.
MD Celebrities in the Media
In this video a certain Dr Oz gets dissed, if that’s the right word. For all god reasons you can read them at ZDoggMD. A phenomenon not very popular were I live, fortunately.
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