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    Jeff Hawkins: How brain science will change computing

    I do two things: I design mobile computers and I study brains. Today’s talk is about brains and — (Audience member cheers) Yay! I have a brain fan out there. (Laughter) If I could have my first slide, you’ll see the title of my talk and my two affiliations. So what I’m going to talk about is why we don’t have a good brain theory, why it is important that we should develop one and what we can do about it. I’ll try to do all that in 20 minutes. I have two affiliations. Most of you know me from my Palm and Handspring days, but I also run a…

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    The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala

    Translator: Linda Anderson Reviewer: Rebecca DeHovitz So, I have a Facebook friend whose life seems perfect. She lives in a gorgeous house. And she has a really rewarding career. And she and her family go on all these exciting adventures together on the weekends. And I swear that they must take a professional photographer along with them, (Laughter) because no matter where they go or what they do, the whole family just looks beautiful. And she’s always posting about how blessed she is, and how grateful she is for the life that she has. And I get the feeling that she’s not just saying those things for the sake of…

  • Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?
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    Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

    We often talk about how traditional computing is reaching its limit–there’s a threshold we can’t move past without making some seriously big changes to the way we structure computers. One of those exciting ways is by making physical computers a little more like human brains. We introduced this concept in more detail here, but a quick recap: this kind of computing is called neuromorphic computing, which means designing and engineering computer chips that use the same physics of computation used by our own nervous system. This is different from an artificial neural network , which is a program run on a normal computer that mimics the logic of how a…

  • Post Acute Neurorehabilitation Webinar: What Every Attorney Should Know
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    Post Acute Neurorehabilitation Webinar: What Every Attorney Should Know

    Hello my name is Dr. Nathan Zasler I am a board certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation fellowship trained in brain injury and subspecialties certified in brain injury medicine I am founder, CEO and CMO of the Concussion Care Center of Virginia an outpatient interdisciplinary practice in Richmond Virginia providing care to persons with acquired brain injury and post-trauma pain I am also CMO and CEO as well as founder of Tree of Life services which is a transitional and long-term care assisted living program in Richmond Virginia which has been providing care to persons with acquired brain injuries since 1998 I have published and written extensively over the…

  • How to control someone else’s arm with your brain | Greg Gage
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    How to control someone else’s arm with your brain | Greg Gage

    The brain is an amazing and complex organ. And while many people are fascinated by the brain, they can’t really tell you that much about the properties about how the brain works because we don’t teach neuroscience in schools. And one of the reasons why is that the equipment is so complex and so expensive that it’s really only done at major universities and large institutions. And so in order to be able to access the brain, you really need to dedicate your life and spend six and a half years as a graduate student just to become a neuroscientist to get access to these tools. And that’s a shame…

  • Your Body on Carbs
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    Your Body on Carbs

    You’ve probably heard that carbs are bad for you. And there’s a lot of us searching for signs they’re good, possibly sugar, or just the devil. But carbohydrates are your body’s main fuel source. So what do carbs actually DO when they pasta through your body? Carbohydrates in our food fall into three categories: sugars, starches, and dietary fibre. Sugars, like lactose, fructose, and sucrose, can be found in foods like milk, tangerines, and table sugar. Starches and dietary fibre are both long chains of sugars. And when we eat carbs, our saliva and stomach acid break long sugar chains down into short chains. Once the food reaches the intestines,…

  • Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech
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    Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech

    Translator: Reiko Bovee Reviewer: ANTONIO RODRÍGUEZ DE LA TORRE This is the first time I’ve ever followed Pinky the Mouse. (Laughter) If nothing else should tell you that science can be fun, science can be counter-intuitive, science can blow your mind, and what I’m going to do in the next few minutes is to tell you that science can also save lives. So let’s start with some good news. And the good news has to do with what we know based on biomedical research that actually has changed the outcomes for many very serious diseases. Start with Leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, the most common cancer of children. When I…

  • Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How to Spot the Differences
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    Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How to Spot the Differences

    [percussive electronic music riff] (Kyle) What is the difference between a sociopath, a psychopath and a narcissist? Here to answer this intense question is doctor Ramani. Help us out here. (Dr. Ramani) Well, it’s, you know, again, there’s a lot of overlap, but the fact is a lot of people are using these terms interchangeably. (Kyle) And should they be? No, they shouldn’t, they’re different things. Okay. One rule of thumb to remember right off the bat: Every psychopath is narcissistic, but not every narcissist is psychopathic. Makes sense? There’s your key difference. A narcissist is somebody who lacks empathy, is grandiose, is entitled, is constantly seeking validation, is arrogant.…

  • Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer
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    Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer

    I’d like to invite you to close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing outside the front door of your home. I’d like you to notice the color of the door, the material that it’s made out of. Now visualize a pack of overweight nudists on bicycles. (Laughter) They are competing in a naked bicycle race, and they are headed straight for your front door. I need you to actually see this. They are pedaling really hard, they’re sweaty, they’re bouncing around a lot. And they crash straight into the front door of your home. Bicycles fly everywhere, wheels roll past you, spokes end up in awkward places. Step over the threshold…