Neurogenesis

Neurogenesis

Sandrine Thuret [ King’s College London ] Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? There’s still some confusion about that question, as this is a fairly new field of research. For example, I was talking to one of my colleagues, Robert, who is an oncologist, and he was telling me, “Sandrine, this is puzzling. Some of my patients that have been told they

Good Sleep Keys

Good Sleep Keys

Matt Walker [ UC Berkeley ] I’m here to tell you about sleep — both the good things that happen when you get it and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t. But let me start with a disclaimer: It’s safe to say that, when most speakers look to their audience and see people who are falling asleep, nodding off soundly,

Embracing Challenge

Embracing Challenge

Carol Dweck [ Google Talk ] In the 1990s the self esteem movement took over the world. We were told to tell everyone how fabulous, brilliant, talented, special they were all the time. This was going to motivate them and boost their achievement. Instead, as you said, it was a complete disaster. It led to the acceptance of mediocrity. It didn’t challenge people