Mariano Sigman:
Your words may predict your future mental health

TED2016 · 12:14 · Filmed Feb 2016
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Can the way you speak and write today predict your future mental state, even the onset of psychosis? In this fascinating talk, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reflects on ancient Greece and the origins of introspection to investigate how our words hint at our inner lives and details a word-mapping algorithm that could predict the development of schizophrenia. "We may be seeing in the future a very different form of mental health," Sigman says, "based on objective, quantitative and automated analysis of the words we write, of the words we say."

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In his provocative, mind-bending book "The Secret Life of the Mind," neurologist Mariano Sigman reveals his life’s work exploring the inner workings of the human brain. Full bio
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