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The workings of the human body? An absolute marvel. And yet, kind of bizarre. The facts in these talks point to both conclusions.
Curated by TED · 13 talks
A list of the talks mentioned in TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Chris Anderson's comments on each talk (in the grey italics) indicate why they were included in the book. Use the book index for more info.
Curated by TED · 53 talks
When Roberto D’Angelo and Francesca Fideli discovered that their 10-day-old son, Mario, had suffered a stroke, they were shocked. Maria was unable to control the left side of his body and, to help their son, they opted to participate in a pilot program for mirror neuron rehabilitation. As they explain in the talk, mirror neuron therapy invo...
Posted July 24, 2013
Starting tonight, you can watch five hour-long blocks of TEDTalks on the Science Channel. Each hour in this five-part series shares some of the best science, tech, economic ideas and inventions from creative minds featured at TED. Within each hour, TED Curator Chris Anderson gives a brief intro, and then the talks play, uncut, in their entir...
Posted March 30, 2012
Neurologist V.S. Ramachandran looks deep into the brain’s most basic mechanisms. By working with those who have very specific mental disabilities caused by brain injury or stroke, he can map functions of the mind to physical structures of the brain.
Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system -- or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us "chase sex, food and salt" and therefore survive. Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two human beings inte...
Posted September 24, 2012
After watching the collection of talks on Mapping and Manipulating the Brain, read a thoughtful recap of the major points in this TED Study, and learn where experts believe things are headed.
About this event: Here's the recap from our discussion: Thank you for joining our engaging discussion on VS Ramachandran’s The neurons that shaped civilization. As a follow up to our conversation about the brain and cognitive function, we've put together a list of resources for further exploration. Medicine/Healing National Center for Complementary and...
Event details: Dallas, United States · February 8, 2011
Written by the educators who created Mapping and Manipulating the Brain, a brief look at the key facts, tough questions and big ideas in their field. Begin this TED Study with a fascinating read that gives context and clarity to the material.