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The power of believing that you can improve

11 Jan 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solv...

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Brain magic

18 Oct 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies — in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.

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The art of misdirection

06 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Apollo Robbins, the greatest pickpocket in the world, chooses a volunteer from the audience, steals his watch in front of everyone's eyes, and proves that there are flaws in our perception. Maybe you too can learn the art of misdirection from him!

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Want to be happier ? Stay in the moment

12 Aug 2014 Milad Moodi
When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the ...

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Could future devices read images from our brains

24 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity and thought.

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The linguistic genius of babies

15 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

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Your body language shapes who you are

26 Dec 2013 Milad Moodi
Amy Cuddy shows how power posing -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we do not feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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