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Health

Training the brains of psychopaths: Daniel Reisel at TED2013Training the brains of psychopaths: Daniel Reisel at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

  Daniel Reisel is here to talk about our brains. In particular, how we might change them–and how this kind of thinking might just change the tenor of society as a whole. He introduces us to Joe, who’s 32, and a murderer. Reisel met Joe in Wormwood Scrubs, a high-security prison that houses England’s most […]

Technology

Does the internet have a brain? Highlights from our chat with TED Book author Tiffany ShlainDoes the internet have a brain? Highlights from our chat with TED Book author Tiffany Shlain

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

New parents talk to their babies constantly — not because the babies will understand, but because they want to encourage brain development. Tiffany Shlain offers a fascinating idea in the TED Book Brain Power: does the global brain of the internet need similar prodding? In the book, which is accompanied by this short film, Shlain […]

Q&A

The parallels between our highly wired minds and networks: Q&A with TED author Tiffany ShlainThe parallels between our highly wired minds and networks: Q&A with TED author Tiffany Shlain

Posted By Jim Daly

Can we draw instructive parallels between the development of the human brain and the emergence of the electronic global ‘brain’ of the Internet? New research in neuroscience suggests that, yes, we can. In the new TED ebook, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain explores the links between the two. The book also arrives concurrently […]

Playlist

12 talks on understanding the brain12 talks on understanding the brain

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system — or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us “chase sex, food and salt” and therefore survive. Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two […]

Science

You answer: What were you like as a teenager?You answer: What were you like as a teenager?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Teenagers can sometimes feel like a different species. According to neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, who gave this fascinating talk at TEDGlobal 2012, this isn’t a coincidence. While 15 years ago it was assumed that brain development was completed in childhood, scientists now know that the brain continues to develop through a person’s 20s and 30s. The […]