The Birth of a Word
Deb Roy

Deb Roy describes how an experiment on how his son learned new words led to the ability to take the entire pulse of a nation in common conversation.

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Deb Roy: The Birth of a Word

March 1, 2011 (over 9 years ago)

Deb Roy describes how an experiment on how his son learned new words led to the ability to take the entire pulse of a nation in common conversation.

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Source: TED

Dan Dennett: Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny

February 1, 2007 (over 13 years ago)

Dan Dennet talks about of inversion of reasoning in the context of how the human brain is wired by evolution to perceive supernormal stimulus.

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Source: TED

Marvin Minsky: Health and the Human Mind

February 1, 2003 (over 17 years ago)

Marvin Minsky talks about how emotions should be viewed as a separate area when trying to improve the brain's capability to make decisions and the technology for artificial intelligence.

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Source: TED

Dan Dennett: Dan Dennett's Response to Rick Warren

February 1, 2006 (over 14 years ago)

Dan Dennett shares his thoughts on the democratic way of educating students about other religions and of his opposition to the intelligent design.

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Source: TED

Laurie Santos: A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours

July 1, 2010 (almost 10 years ago)

Laurie Santos uses monkeys to imitate human markets to determine if humans really have an innate ability to make the same mistakes or humans simply get distracted by complications and technologies.

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Dan Dennett: Dan Dennett on Dangerous Memes

February 1, 2002 (over 18 years ago)

Words are indeed powerful weapons in a society and can be used to change or alter beliefs. Dan Dennet warns the audience of the danger a meme could bring and asks the sudience to develop antivurulence against it.

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Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet Enables Intimacy

July 1, 2009 (almost 11 years ago)

Stefana Broadbent shows how technology has been a bridge to bringing more intimacy between related poeple despite society's restrcitions on using means of communications during the hours when people are away from loved ones for work.

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Dan Dennett: Dan Dennett on Our Consciousness

February 1, 2003 (over 17 years ago)

Dan Dennett explains consciousness in a very visual manner that most definitely invoked more minds to think about their consciousness.

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Rebecca Saxe: How We Read Each Other's Minds

July 1, 2009 (almost 11 years ago)

Rebecca Saxe talks about how humans perceive the minds of others and how this innate ability affects our moral judgements.

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Don Norman: 3 Ways Good Design Makes You Happy

February 1, 2003 (over 17 years ago)

In this engaging talk, cognitive scientist Don Norman tells us about good design. He delves into the reasons why good design can make you happy. He explains how this is happening on a subconcious level and why all this is a beautiful thing to experience.

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