Brain

How does the brain work? How does it create inventions, the feeling of hunger, the sense of self? Watch these TED talks on the latest science of how we think.

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All kinds of minds

9 talks • 2h 12m
These powerful stories shatter preconceived notions about mental illness, and pose the provocative question: What can the world learn from different kinds of minds?

How does my brain work?

15 talks • 3h 28m
How exactly does the brain -- a 3-pound snarl of nervous tissue -- create inspired inventions, the feeling of hunger, the experience of beauty, the sense of self? Researchers at the edge of science explain ...

The autism spectrum

11 talks • 2h 36m
Explore the science of autism -- and listen to the stories of people who live with it.

Our brains: predictably irrational

12 talks • 3h 19m
The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness -- and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks explore why.
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This is your brain on communication

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson takes us inside his lab’s fascinating research — and our heads — to show the meeting of the minds that occurs every time we talk to each other. Imagine...
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