About Delia


English, French, Romanian

An idea worth spreading

Always listen and learn from children.

I'm passionate about

Everything that concerns thinking outside of the box
Consciousness and awareness
Brain versus mind
Unexplored (yet) human potential - Proofs of how amazing we all are.

My TED story

Stumbled upon TED talks and… and the story has just begun. Getting to translate TED talks it’s one of the most wonderfully useful things that I could imagine myself doing voluntarily.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Delia Bogdan
Posted about 3 years ago
When confronted with new ideas like the ones presented by Mina Bissell, how do we change our views in today's scientific establishment?
Mina Bissell's idea is indeed revolutionary, but she is not the only one with such ideas. In my opinion her idea/discovery supports Rupert Sheldrake's morphogenetic field. Here's a link on this subject for those interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dm8-OpO9oQ As for answering your question, the principles Mina Bissell stated to be important for new discoveries are also important in accepting those discoveries as possible solutions to unanswered questions, so as she said: 1- think outside the box 2- be curious instead of arrogant I might add: question evidence with "what if it is so, and I just never thought about it from this point of view?" instead of "how does this fit the old concept?" Maybe the old concept was pretty narrow minded viewed from where science got today, so we have to open our minds to new approaches. Progress in science implies invalidating old hypothesis that we now came to call concepts, maybe because we are now able to see a bigger picture. For short: think "what if?" instead of "no way!"
Delia Bogdan
Posted over 3 years ago
Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner
This is not a talk at all, but an overrehursed speach. Maybe the app would find its use in the medical field, but for common use for those depressed, it seems like a digital drugg. It won’t cure the illness because it does not treat the cause. "Allow us to make better sense of what we do, more importantly why" - is like this app can motivate my choice for myself and also explains me why I choose to create that special something... It strips off the human being of it’s most basic ability: to chose and to create. To how this device could "help" ADHD disorder: it won't! Because there's no ADHD. There are only human beings in the wrong places, supressing their talents and instincts, striving to become something that they're not, something they're expected to become, something that's simply not in their DNA, or not in God's plans, or against their nature, or whatever you want to call it. This device won't help them listen to their instincts, wich I think it is crucial for creativity. The benefits are totally unconvincing and presented via uninspired, forced comparisons between ancient wisdom and nowadays (in fact eternal) serch for the self, connecting what happens in our consciousness with what we can see on a device. What happens in our mind should have an exterior outcome, preferably useful, or beautifull, seen and thus appreciated by others, hence our relationships in the world. She is obviously passionate about her work, and shurelly the app would have a use, but that’s not where she put it: not in knowing ourselves. We shouldn’t do something just because we can, regardless of the concequences. Using this kind of technology is exactly what allienates us from knowing ourselves.