In this fascinating Ted Talk Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brains show similar activity when we hear the same idea or story.
There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language that suggest the answer is a resounding yes.
In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. When it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.
We have an inspiring Ted Talk for you today. Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a roller coaster! It’s a short, but great talk.
Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.
Work-related stress drains our economy and hurts productivity and personal health. In this new Ted Talk Rob Cooke shares some strategies to help put your mental, physical and emotional well-being back at the forefront.
In a refreshingly honest Ted talk, Joseph Gordon-Levitt explores how the attention-driven model of big tech companies impacts our creativity and shares a more powerful feeling than getting attention: paying attention.
When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines stories behind them. In this Ted Talk she shares stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel “Girl With a Pearl Earring.
Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes and aims to capture ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. In this touching ted talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.