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Why belonging matters: Fellows Friday with Chelsea Shields StrayerWhy belonging matters: Fellows Friday with Chelsea Shields Strayer

Posted By Karen Eng

How did human emotions evolve to help us survive? For the last decade, cultural anthropologist Chelsea Shields Strayer has studied the indigenous healing practices of the Ashante people of Ghana, discovering that emotional pain serves useful purposes — including the relief of physical pain. In this conversation with the TED Blog, she tells the fascinating […]

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Why are we getting smarter? Further reading on the “Flynn effect”Why are we getting smarter? Further reading on the “Flynn effect”

Posted By Jessica Gross

In the 1980s, psychologist James Flynn discovered that, over the past century, our average IQ has increased dramatically. The difference, in fact, is so stark that the phenomenon garnered its own name: the Flynn effect. In today’s talk, Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents’, given at TED2013, Flynn explains that if you […]