TED & Talks

Why Americans don’t trust each other, with Todd Rose Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up next ►► “Collective Illusions”: Why false consensus in society is so dangerous https://youtu.be/mdV9kXzvWFc Should we trust people to make choices for themselves, or control those choices for them? As a free people in a free society, it
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Peak performance mind hack explained in 7 minutes. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up Next ► The Neurochemistry of Flow States https://youtu.be/aHp2hkue8RQ Flow is described as a state of ‘effortless effort,’ where we feel like we’re propelled through an activity, and everything else seems to disappear. More specifically, flow refers to any
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Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we’ve spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did
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How to optimize your gut and brain bacteria New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink/youtube Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- The importance of the microbiome has really come to the fore in the last five years. Viome, a company that analyzed the feces of 100,000 people, has discovered 10,000 new types of gut bacteria.
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No two people define success the same way, according to this test. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► https://www.youtube.com/c/bigthink Up next ►► Why are we obsessed with celebrities? https://youtu.be/6oIQPKaN04A We each hold onto false beliefs about how society operates. These “collective illusions” stifle innovation and erode our ability to make progress together. Todd Rose
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Known as the Creative Philosopher, Russya shares how creativity and playfulness can release unexplored potential and provide the doorway to abstract and critical thinking skills. Known as the Creative Philosopher, Russya shares how creativity and playfulness can release unexplored potential and provide the doorway to abstract and critical thinking skills. This talk was given at
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http://www.ted.com Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The live talks at this TEDxNorrkölping event have “plasticity” in common. Capabilities for problem solving and for learning (or progress) have often been regarded as (inherited) components of the personality. Both Carol s Dweck and Torkel Klingberg have made quite
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Michio Kaku on the Evolution of Intelligence New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Michio Kaku on the evolution of intelligence. ———————————————————————————- MICHIO KAKU: Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists
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As research continues, the term “bird brain” no longer carries a negative connotation. Avian researcher John Marzluff showcases a few amazing, problem solving (and sometimes vindictive) feats accomplished by crows in order to break down common misconceptions about avian intelligence. John Marzluff, Ph.D., is the James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University
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What we know for certain about the universe—and what we don’t Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- If we ever discover the true size of the universe—is it infinite or just too big to measure?—we’ll likely have galaxies to thank. The trillions of massive
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Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED
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Sam Harris describes the properties of consciousness and how mindfulness practices of all stripes can be used to transcend one’s ego. Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter
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Is the universe a hologram? The strange physics of black holes New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Since energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed, some argue that information — arguably a form of energy — cannot be destroyed either. So then, what
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What Psychological Traits Does the Con Artist Look for in Victims? Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- The history of the term “con artist” illuminates some essential traits of this lamentable profession. Maria Konnikova explains that the first con artist was a Manhattan watch
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3 brain hacks to control your Amazon addiction Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Learn skills from the world’s top minds at Big Think Edge: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- “From the evolutionary perspective, the human brain evolved to feel first and think later,” says neuroscientist and marketing consultant Terry Wu. The part of our brain
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Instead of trying to control the behaviors of individuals with autism to make them indistinguishable from the general public, Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L suggests a positive shift in focus that supports the development of their emotional skills. She is joined virtually by her colleagues Michael John Carley, Patti Menzel, Neal Katz, Stephen Shore, Dena Gassner,
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Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time. History is defined by moments when people rise up and cause change. The decisions we make as individuals add to this collective forward motion,” says Latin music superstar Prince Royce. He suggests a few ways everyday citizens can contribute
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