Spurious Correlations. Maxims and mottoes from masters of one-liners: A reading list. “Fiction is a dignified form of lies.”
“What’s hard to express is easy to understand.” “Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.” Professional aphorist and all round word nerd James Geary (TED Talk: Metaphorically speaking) collects aphorisms like these — and documents their provenance in his own books. Here, check out his list of must-read books from other authors covering literary life, proverbs, aphorisms, and the art of being quoted. Research Mapping Human Emotions Shows Strong Mind Body Connection. Inspired by an article written by Alex Pietrowski of Waking Times| Mapping out human emotions shows how strong the mind-body connection really is.
Scientists from Finland have recently been able to use topographic methods to see what the effects different emotions have on body temperature and other sensations in the body. What’s interesting is that after five experiments and over 700 participants, there was an outstanding degree of accuracy between where people said they felt a certain emotion on their body and where that emotion showed up on their body using topography. According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Most basic emotions were associated with sensations of elevated activity in the upper chest area, likely corresponding to changes in breathing and heart rate (1).
Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen. What Actually Are You? Why Each Year Seems to Disappear More Quickly Than the Last. For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous.
Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over. All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older. Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock.
Susan Cain: The power of introverts. The science of analyzing conversations, second by second. 10 questions to ask around the table. Sometime between the first bite of turkey and the last slice of pie, it’ll happen: a lull in the dinner conversation.
What will you do next? If you’re breaking bread with acquaintances, you might turn small talk into smart conversation. But if you’re with family and friends and want to deepen the ties that bind, then try asking one of the following 10 questions around the table, as recommended by StoryCorps founder (and 2015 TED Prize winner) Dave Isay: . Mind-Blowing Earth From Space Time-Lapses Compiled. Magnotta condamné à la prison à vie. Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share. Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness.
Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time. Ed launches an interactive periodic table with a video for every element. In 1864, Dimitri Mendeleev published the first periodic table that organized all the known elements in the world.
This tool was groundbreaking for many reasons–including the fact that Mendeleev planned with incredible foresight, leaving space for any new elements that would be discovered beyond his time. The history of the periodic table is fascinating, but If you’ve ever taken a chemistry class, you know that memorizing those elements and understanding their properties can be difficult! To help provide a refresher and a study aid of sorts, TED-Ed collaborated with Brady Haran, best known for his YouTube channel Numberphile and his extensive video coverage of the periodic table, to create a clickable periodic table with videos on every element.
CLICK HERE to visit the table and find out fun facts on all your favorite elements, from Hydrogen to Ununennium and beyond. Carter Emmart: A 3D atlas of the universe. Tosin Abasi Played On A Jazz Singer KELELA's New Jam And It's Gorgeous. It's barely a secret that Animals as Leaders founder Tosin Abasi knows a thing or two about jazz music.
His work exudes a seriously jazzy vibe despite being heavy for the most part and the stuff that isn't heavy is basically trippy jazz music to begin with. Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything. Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle. Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking. The Effects Of Negative Emotions On Our Health. Joe Martino, Collective Evolution, Guest | Humans experience an array of emotions, anything from happiness, to sadness to extreme joy and depression.
Each one of these emotions creates a different feeling within the body. After all, our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the body. For example if your brain releases serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin, you will feel good and happy.
Convexly, if your body releases cortisol while you are stressed, you will have an entirely different feeling associated more with the body kicking into survival mode. Frans Lanting: The story of life in photographs. James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents' How Google Impacts The Way Students Think. How Google Impacts The Way Students Think by Terry Heick It’s always revealing to watch learners research.
Dan Dennett: The illusion of consciousness. Bernard Werber: Communication. La communication se résume par cette phrase que j'ai affichée chez moi: "Entre ce que je pense, ce que je veux dire, ce que je crois dire, ce que je dis, ce que vous voulez entendre, ce que vous entendez, ce que vous croyez en comprendre, ce que vous voulez comprendre, et ce que vous comprenez, il y a au moins neuf possibilités de ne pas se comprendre.
" La communication est très difficile parce que nous sommes remplis de préjugés, parce qu'on comprend de travers, parce qu'on a des difficultés à s'exprimer et parce qu'on a des difficultés à écouter.