Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of “To This Day” in a TED Talk.
Solome Tibebu, creator of the web site Anxiety In Teens, gives a presentation about her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks.
A former Buddhist nun talks about mindfulness and its benefits.
The power of introverts in an extroverted society.
Perspective is Everything
– Perspective is essential to happiness, says Rory Sutherland. He gives examples of applied perspective and argues that the element of choice is what makes a situation more tolerable. Psychological factors should be added to mechanistic ideas in cost-benefit analyses. Things like train arrival clocks and traffic light timers have improved lives because they address human anxieties.
People believe that a company that only sells one type of product is better than a company that sells a wide array of products, which means “Google is as much a psychological success as it is a financial one.” Economics and advertising often fail to understand that what something is, has value, he asserts. An interesting intellectual TEDxAthens Talk.
“Vulnerability is not weakness, and that myth is profoundly dangerous,” says shame researcher Brown in this follow-up to her wildly successful 2010 TEDxHouston Talk.
A cognitive neuroscientist gives a rousing talk about the benefits of exercise on memory.
The “morality molecule” and trust, experimental design and his investigation process, and economic games.
An expert in “lie spotting” talks about detection deception and her new book.
Empowered and engaged patients improve all types of health care.