Soberly Reflecting

Soberly Reflecting

Bryan Stevenson [ Bias Networks ] one of America’s leading human rights lawyers and clinical law professors, offered his reflections and vision on how to confront injustice and build a just society at a public lecture at Melbourne Law School on 19 February 2015. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Pat David

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle [ Attention Economy ]  A meta-analysis that looked at many surveys– many studies– over the past 20 years — found that there has been a 40% drop in all markers for empathy among college students — most of it in the last 10 years. The argument that I’m going to make today — and that I make in “Reclaiming Conversation”– that

Nature’s Solutions

Nature’s Solutions

Janine Benyns [ Biomimicry ] Life’s been on earth for 3.8 billion years and, in that time, life has learned what works – what’s appropriate here and what lasts here. The idea is that perhaps we should be looking at these mentors — at these biological elders. They have figured out how to create a sustainable world so, rather than inventing it from

Bilingualism & Neuroplasticity

Bilingualism & Neuroplasticity

Ellen Bialystok [ Bilingualism ] I’m going to be talking about my research that shows how a very ordinary experience — bilingualism — has the ability to change and improve cognitive function across the lifespan and even delay symptoms of dementia in older age. Thank you so much for this incredible honor. It’s tremendous to be here and I want to thank everyone

Epigenetics

Epigenetics

Nessa Carey [ Neurogenesis, Bias Networks ] You can’t talk about epigenetics without talking about genetics. This is the representation of the famous DNA double helix and back in 2001, when the human genome sequence was first released, there was this huge hoopla about it and some quite entertaining things were said. There was this big press conference and that quote at the

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley [ Neurogenesis ] I’d like to begin by telling you a little story. This story is about– well, I think all of us love to watch other people, right? To some greater or lesser extent.  I love people watching. I have to tell you about this one guy who was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever watched. This was

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

Eddy Zhong [  EDU 2.0 ] I want to share with you a big secret today. And it’s not one that a lot of you are going to want to hear. But at the same, time it’s so important that I have to tell you. That secret is this: what if I told you that every singe day kids go to school they