Posts Tagged: TED Talk

My Stroke of Insight

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Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

Puzzle of Motivation

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This is a great Ted Talk lecture given by Dan Pink on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the modern business.  I intend to use this in my Intro to Business class when we discuss business management and motivation.

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend – YouTube

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We’ve been taught for years that stress kills!!! This thought-provoking TED Talk offers an inside look at the positive side of stress. And guess what, every time we meet with our Circles comrades, we’re practicing many of these principles and staying healthier all at the same time. via Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your […]

Our Buggy Moral Code

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I want to use this talk to spark a discussion about whether our pre-reflective moral beliefs (the fancy term is “moral intuitions”) are always adequate or require additional training. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/our-buggy-moral-code-dan-ariely  

The Power of Vulnerability

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In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication. In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal […]

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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In all areas of communication (including dyadic, group, meeting and public speaking,) body language can account for up to 70% of what is conveyed. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.  In this TED video social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in […]

Why Do We Solve for X?

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We have all solved for X in math classes, but have you ever wondered why X? Even beyond math, why is the letter X the word we use for the unknown (e.g. X-files, Project-X, TEDx, etc)? Check out Terry Moore’s 4 minute TED talk below to learn more. [ted id=1469]

Augmented Reality

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For a few years now, Rob McCaffrey and I have been kicking around different ideas and applications for augmented reality on campus. We have looked into and tried a few things, but in preparations for this year’s Endowed Chair applications we both started researching things a little more earnestly. Via an amazing TED talk, I […]

About TEDxValenciaCollegeLive

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On June 12th eighty-six Valencia faculty, staff, and students made their debut on the TED Global stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, well at least a picture of them did. And on the 13th, via time delayed-simulcast, twenty-nine talented presenters and performers were digitally transported from Scotland to Valencia’s east campus. TEDxValenciaCollegelive was a daylong event, where more […]