Created by Jason Silva in collaboration with CITIZEN. This video is a non-commercial work created to inspire, made for educational purposes, inspired by the ideas of Douglas Hofstadter explored in the magnificent book GODEL, ESCHER, BACH: An Eternal Golden Braid. Learn more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gödel,_Escher,_Bach It offers my interpretation of Strange Loops of Self Reference, recursion, and [...]
Psychology & Health
Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes — some good for us, some bad for us, and some just along for the ride. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, TED Fellow Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments?
by Trevor Ruben Dietitians are always arguing over the best foods, the best diets and the best lifestyle decisions a person can make. One year, eggs might be all the rage, while the next they could be the leading cause in X symptom for X disease and should be shunned by the masses. One such fad, [...]
Would you believe me if I told you that farts (medically known as flatulence) can actually be an indicator of poor health? Some farts are actually more than simply an embarrassment at the dinner table or a first date. Farts can actually be an indicator that something is seriously wrong in your digestion leading to [...]
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert.
In Your Head | Michael Tucker & Petra Epperlein from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo. Can virtual reality control pain? Interface designer Dr. Diane Gromala has experienced chronic pain for the last 25 years. Working with concepts of mindfulness meditation–where a patient focuses on their pain to control it–Dr. Gromala and her team have built [...]
Why can’t our extremely complex eyes render simple optical illusions? Surprise, surprise — it comes back to the brain, which has only evolved to encounter natural stimuli. At TEDYouth 2012, Mark Changizi explains how the brain reckons with optical illusions. Talk by Mark Changizi.
The snooze button – one of life’s luxuries. But is it really helping you out, or making you more tired?
Ergonomic use of Laptop or Computer devices for recreation or work at home, office or school can bring you great benefits, including your children or kids, if you adopt healthy habits by using them as a correct posture, regular breaks and a proper adjustment of equipment. Awareness of these Ergonomics basic safety tips and suggestions [...]
In a full length video produced by the Fluoride Action Network, respected professional researchers, scientists, and health practitioners openly discuss their experience and opinions concerning the adverse health effects and ethical problems associated with the public health policy of water fluoridation. Featuring a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, three scientists from the National Research Council’s landmark [...]
eLEGS Professional device will undergo investigational studies at ten of the top rehabilitation centers in the United States. The studies will entail reciprocal information sharing and learning, including defining clinical protocols. Each eLEGS Center will conduct ongoing research while offering the device for the rehabilitation of their patients.
People are experts at turning themselves into chronic worriers—and often without knowing they’re doing it. The problem is that when you’ve turned yourself into a chronic worrier, it’s then very difficult to become a nonworrier again! So why not try to identify those patterns of behaviour that are likely to contribute to making you a chronic worrier, become aware of them, and then try to manage those activities?