Make the most of your 20s: Meg Jay at TED2013 In her 20s, Meg Jay saw her first psychotherapy client, Alex, who was there to talk about her guy problems. Jay didn’t take the sessions all too seriously at first. But then her supervisor gave her a wakeup call. While Jay said, “Sure she’s dating down and sleeping with a knucklehead. But she’s not gonna marry the guy.” Alison Gopnik: What do babies think? What is going onin this baby's mind?If you'd asked people this 30 years ago,most people, including psychologists,would have said that this baby was irrational,illogical, egocentric --that he couldn't take the perspective of another personor understand cause and effect.In the last 20 years,developmental science has completely overturned that picture.So in some ways,we think that this baby's thinkingis like the thinking of the most brilliant scientists. Well it turns out that the secret was broccoli.What we did -- Betty Rapacholi, who was one of my students, and I --was actually to give the babies two bowls of food:one bowl of raw broccoliand one bowl of delicious goldfish crackers.Now all of the babies, even in Berkley,like the crackers and don't like the raw broccoli. So the question is: What would the baby give her,what they liked or what she liked? The question you might ask though is:Why do children learn so much?And how is it possible for them to learn so muchin such a short time?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101 In hopes of giving you a better understanding of the philosophical foundation at Balanced Achievement, we have created a ‘Balanced Achievement 101’ series that reviews the various components that merge together to form our teaching ideology. In each article (links can be found at the bottom of this page) we outline the given topic, discuss important historical information, and examine key educational concepts that are relevant to the teachings at Balanced Achievement. In this article, we explore one of the most effective psychotherapeutic treatment strategies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101. It was in the 1960s when a psychiatrist by the name of Aaron T. Plato’s Allegory of the Cave - Alex Gendler Want to read the Allegory of the Cave in its complete format? Go to this site and get started. To better understand the allegory’s larger context, try reading the rest of The Republic by Plato and these classic lectures.
Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight I grew up to study the brainbecause I have a brother who has been diagnosed with a brain disorder:schizophrenia. And as a sisterand later, as a scientist, I wanted to understand, whyis it that I can take my dreams, I can connectthem to my reality, and I can make my dreams come true?What is it about my brother's brain andhis schizophrenia that he cannot connect hisdreams to a common and shared reality, so theyinstead become delusion? So I dedicated my career to research into thesevere mental illnesses. And I moved from my home stateof Indiana to Boston, where I was working inthe lab of Dr.
This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others...Forever - The Power of Ideas I’m sensing much divide as a result of the election result the other night. Hate is coming from all corners and I really don’t think it’s productive at all. If you haven’t heard of him already, Thic Nhat Hanh is a master spiritual teacher and his advice below is something I believe we all need to hear. Check it out: “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce.
How memories form and how we lose them - Catharine Young Memory: It isn’t just something, it's everything. And although scientists have pursued and puzzled over it for centuries, a definitive explanation of the actual memory process still eludes us--partly because our brain is so incredibly complex (it is made up of approximately 90 billion cells after all!). Let’s take a look at the basic neuroanatomy elements, which makes memory possible. Brain cells, called neurons are the core component of the nervous system and have the remarkable ability to communicate with each other and transfer information.
7 Steps to Becoming a Confident Photographer: a Beginner's Guide - Digital Photography School Confidence is worth it’s weight in gold in any arena. As a photographer, there’s nothing like KNOWING you’re capable of “getting the shot.” It’s so empowering to know that if you miss a shot it’s NOT going to be because you didn’t know what you were doing OR perhaps worse would be that you did know how to nail it, but you were too slow in setting up the shot due to lack of practice! TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript Humans have long held a fascinationfor the human brain.We chart it, we've described it,we've drawn it,we've mapped it.Now just like the physical maps of our worldthat have been highly influenced by technology --think Google Maps,think GPS --the same thing is happening for brain mappingthrough transformation. So let's take a look at the brain.Most people, when they first look at a fresh human brain,they say, "It doesn't look what you're typically looking atwhen someone shows you a brain."Typically, what you're looking at is a fixed brain. It's gray.And this outer layer, this is the vasculature,which is incredible, around a human brain.This is the blood vessels.20 percent of the oxygencoming from your lungs,20 percent of the blood pumped from your heart,is servicing this one organ.That's basically, if you hold two fists together,it's just slightly larger than the two fists. (Laughter) So what can scientists learn about this data?
Try these 3 simple #mindfulness practices when you're stressed by @Mindful_Living Most people I meet would like to be calmer and more focused on what matters in the moments of their lives. But the more stressed we are, the less open we are to creative ideas and the more prone we are to procrastination. Here are three simple remedies for a stressed-out mind that will give you the ability to come down from a busy mind and into your life. When you’re stressed: 1. Who was Confucius? - Bryan W. Van Norden The philosopher Karl Jaspers said that Confucius, Jesus, Socrates, and the Buddha were similar in that each was an “axial figure” in one of the world’s great philosophical or religious traditions, yet we know almost no indisputable facts about any of them. Consequently, almost everything about the life of Confucius (as with Jesus, Socrates, or the Buddha) is controversial. Most of the quotations you hear attributed to Confucius are made up. Consequently, if you want to know what Confucius actually said, read him yourself. One of the most influential translations of the Analects was by the Victorian-era missionary James Legge.