The event: Talks and performances from TED Fellows, celebrating the 10th anniversary of this life-changing, world-changing program. Session 1 is hosted by TED Fellows director Shoham Arad and TED Senior Fellow Jedidah Isler. When and where: Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:30am, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC. Opening: We begin the day by […]Continue reading
Why you should listenLaurel Braitman wants humans to share their stories — and is dedicated to helping them do so. She is a Senior TED Fellow and the director of writing and storytelling at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s medical humanities and the arts program. In 2020, she founded Writing Medicine, a global community of writing healthcare professionals.
Braitman's writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to National Public Radio, and she is the best-selling author of Animal Madness: Inside Their Minds. She recently published a memoir, What Looks Like Bravery: An Epic Journey Through Loss to Love.
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Poll: Do you understand your pet’s emotions, and do they understand yours? The TED community answers
Pets: they are just like us. Well, maybe. In her TED Talk, “Depressed dogs, cats with OCD—what animal madness means for us humans,” Laurel Braitman shares her seven years of research on the mental health of animals. “What I discovered is that I do believe they can suffer from mental illness, and [that] trying to […]Continue reading