Social Influence

Social Influence

Hank Green [ Crash Course ] #38 – If someone in a position of authority told you to like stop walking on the grass, you would stop walking on the grass. Right? And if they told you to help someone’s grandma across the street or pick up your dog’s poop or put your shoes on before you go into a store, you’d probably

Saving Ourselves

Saving Ourselves

Sebastian Junger [ TED ] I worked as a war reporter for 15 years before I realized that I really had a problem. There was something really wrong with me. This was about a year before 9/11, and America wasn’t at war yet. We weren’t talking about PTSD. We were not yet talking about the effect of trauma and war on the human

Soberly Reflecting

Soberly Reflecting

Bryan Stevenson [ 26 K Views, 248 Likes, 1:08:31 ] 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 [ 20 K Views, 173 Likes, 59:33 ]  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

Nature’s Solutions

Nature’s Solutions

Janine Benyns [ 97 K Views, 15 K Likes, 21:47 ] 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

Bilingualism & Neuroplasticity

Bilingualism & Neuroplasticity

Ellen Bialystok [ University of Reading ] 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

Evolving EdTech

Evolving EdTech

Ed Cooke [ TEDx LSE ] is a Grand Master of Memory and the co-founder of Memrise, a free online educational platform that uses memory techniques to optimize learning. Cooke earned a first class degree in psychology and philosophy from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science at Paris Descartes University. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Daniel Silliman COPY: Wikipedia