The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers | Laurel Braitman

For the last few years, I’ve been a writer in residence at the Stanford Medical School. I was hired by an incredible woman, she’s a poet and an anesthesiologist, named Audrey Shafer, and she started the Medicine and the Muse Program to reintroduce humanities back into medical education and training. My job was to teach writing, storytelling and general communication…

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Developers and Depression | Greg Baugues | Talks at Google

[MUSIC PLAYING] GREG BAUGUES: Thanks so much for coming. I just want to acknowledge, first off, that the title of this talk is “Developers and Depression.” You probably had other, seemingly more fun, things you could do at 1 o’clock the first day back from a long holiday. And so I just wanted, first, to say thank you for showing…

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A new way to study the brain’s invisible secrets | Ed Boyden

Hello, everybody. I brought with me today a baby diaper. You’ll see why in a second. Baby diapers have interesting properties. They can swell enormously when you add water to them, an experiment done by millions of kids every day. (Laughter) But the reason why is that they’re designed in a very clever way. They’re made out of a thing…

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month | Talks at Google

SHARON SALZBERG: I was actually at Google once and Bill Duane was introducing me. And he said, Sharon is an OG. So I said, what’s that? And he said, Original Gangster. I said, oh, OK. ANDY PUDDICOMBE: And I’d been sent away to go and teach meditation in a meditation center in Moscow, of all places. It was as far…

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Learning about the brain changes everything: David Rock at TEDxTokyo

Translator: Reiko Bovee Reviewer: hila scherba It’s a delight to be here, I think these events are very important. One thing I discovered is great ideas don’t spread by themselves quite often; they need a little help. Case in point being: the rest of the world would all have wonderful Japanese toilets. If great ideas spread on their own. So…

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How menopause affects the brain | Lisa Mosconi

Women are works of art. On the outside as on the inside. I am a neuroscientist, and I focus on the inside, especially on women’s brains. There are many theories on how women’s brains differ from men’s brains, and I’ve been looking at brains for 20 years and can guarantee that there is no such thing as a gendered brain.…

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How to Treat Our Manic Depressive Economy | Tomas Sedlacek | TEDxThessaloniki

Reviewer: Chryssa Takahashi Good evening everybody. So let’s start with what people say. You read in the newspapers all the time that the economy is depressed. I think that’s a wrong diagnosis. The economy is not depressed, it’s manic-depressed. And when you need to treat a manic depressive patient, it’s a little different treatment than when you just treat a…

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What investigating neural pathways can reveal about mental health | Kay M. Tye

Transcriber: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Krystian Aparta I’m going to start by saying something you think you know to be true. Your brain creates all facets of your mind. So then why do we treat mental and physical illnesses so differently, if we think we know that the mind comes from the brain? As a neuroscientist, I’m often told that I’m…

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My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story | Sue Klebold

The last time I heard my son’s voice was when he walked out the front door on his way to school. He called out one word in the darkness: “Bye.” It was April 20, 1999. Later that morning, at Columbine High School, my son Dylan and his friend Eric killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded more than 20…

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How bumble bees inspired a network of tiny museums | Amanda Schochet

Transcriber: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Camille Martínez If you told me five years ago that today I’d be delivering a talk about our individual power to make a difference, I would have cringed. It was my job to study huge global systems. I was a researcher at NASA using satellite data to study the big picture. You can see a lot…

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