Tag: TED

How do nuclear power plants work? – M. V. Ramana and Sajan Saini

View full lesson: Our ability to mine great amounts of energy from uranium nuclei has led some to bill nuclear power as a plentiful, utopian source of electricity. But rather than dominate the global electricity market, nuclear power has declined from a high of 18% in 1996 to 11% today. What happened to the great […]

How to motivate yourself to change your behavior | Tali Sharot | TEDxCambridge

What does make us change our actions? Tali Sharot reveals three ingredients to doing what’s good for yourself. Dr. Tali Sharot is a neuroscientist at University College London and the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a faculty member of the department of Experimental Psychology, a Wellcome Trust Fellow, and currently a visiting […]

Alice Goffman: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk […]

How to think, not what to think | Jesse Richardson | TEDxBrisbane

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Jesse is the founder of an online fully immersive learning environment that will be free for students, teachers and universities all over the world. He believes the key to engaging future generations is to teach them how, and not what, […]

How does your brain respond to pain? – Karen D. Davis

View full lesson: Ouch! Everyone experiences pain — but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the “pain experience” differs from person to person. Lesson by Karen D. Davis, animation by […]

BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content

Bookstores have always driven me crazy. So much to read and so little time! And now with our lives chock full of CONTENT–Netlflix, podcasts, social media, YouTube, and the 24 hour news cycle–when the hell are we supposed to find the time to get through a book? This has haunted me for awhile now. So […]

How do pregnancy tests work? – Tien Nguyen

View full lesson: Over-the-counter pregnancy tests give potentially life-changing results with a pretty high rate of accuracy. But how do they work? Tien Nguyen explains how each test performs a scientifically rigorous, multi-stage experiment that goes from start to finish in the time that it’ll take you to watch this video. Lesson by Tien Nguyen, […]

How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage

Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see it […]

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center. AdamLeipzig.com In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, […]