Brain chemistry lifehacks: Steve Ilardi at TEDxKC

Translator: Reviewer: Denise RQ Right now, standing on this stage, by speaking these words, I’m changing your brain. And I know, it sounds like a superpower (Laughter) but you have it, too, you’re changing my brain just by being here. Now, it all hinges on the single most important thing that I’ve ever learned as a clinical neuroscientist, and here […]

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How singing together changes the brain: Tania de Jong AM at TEDxMelbourne

Translator: Nadine Hennig Reviewer: Denise RQ ♪ I’m singing in the rain ♪ ♪ Just singing in the rain ♪ ♪ What a glorious feeling ♪ ♪ I’m happy again ♪ There was a time when we all used to sing. We sat around camp fires, at church, and at school. We sang our stories and our dreams. We sang […]

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Enhancing the plasticity of the brain: Max Cynader at TEDxStanleyPark

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Reiko Bovee Thank you very much for that generous introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here. Today my subject is “Enhancing Brain Plasticity.” And what I’m going to do in the next few minutes hopefully is to tell you a little bit about what brain plasticity is, how it works, what we’re doing to try to […]

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How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains: Sara Lazar at TEDxCambridge 2011

Translator: Aura Raducan Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard Good morning. So when I was in graduate school, I was a runner, and a friend and I decided that we’re going to run the Boston Marathon. And so we started training and we overtrained, and I developed knee and back problems. So I went to see a physical therapist, and they told me […]

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Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet) | Wendy Chung

“Why?” “Why?” is a question that parents ask me all the time. “Why did my child develop autism?” As a pediatrician, as a geneticist, as a researcher, we try and address that question. But autism is not a single condition. It’s actually a spectrum of disorders, a spectrum that ranges, for instance, from Justin, a 13-year-old boy who’s not verbal, […]

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Self control: Dan Ariely at TEDxDuke

Translator: Alena Romanenko Reviewer: Diba Szamosi Self control. So, you must be thinking “What do you have to do with problems of self control?” Let’s take a little survey: How many people here in the last week have procrastinated more than you wish you would? How many people have exercised in the last week less than you wish you would? […]

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The anatomy of melancholy — Can depression be good for you? | Neel Burton | TEDxMaribor

Translator: Young Lee Reviewer: mariana vergnano Hello everyone. I mostly live in an attic in Oxford, so you’ll forgive me for being completely outside my environment tonight. I’m afraid I’m not going to be terribly funny like the previous speakers. That’s partly because psychiatrists aren’t very funny people. Freud famously said that there’s no such thing as a joke. But, […]

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What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose | Jennifer Brea

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez Hi. Thank you. [Jennifer Brea is sound-sensitive. The live audience was asked to applaud ASL-style, in silence.] So, five years ago, this was me. I was a PhD student at Harvard, and I loved to travel. I had just gotten engaged to marry the love of my life. I was 28, and like so […]

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Freedom from schizophrenia, a twin’s quest: Cyndi Shannon Weickert at TEDxSydney 2014

Translator: Gabriella Patricola Reviewer: Shlomo Adam I grew up with a healthy twin brother, Scott David Shannon. We loved our mum and our grandparents. We had many childhood friends to climb trees, go swimming, and play ‘hide and go seek’ with. We enjoyed school but we enjoyed vacations more. As twins we were close. We were sometimes sworn allies and […]

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