March 8, 2015
If you have sometime this weekend, you might want to check this list of TED talks on the human brain. The original list curated by TED contains only 9 talks but we also added our favourite talk which is that of Jill Bolte. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and brain scientist, who one morning woke up to a massive stroke that was gradually paralyzing some of her brain functions including speech, movement, and understanding. In her popular talk “Stroke of Insight”, Jill shares her story of what she went through in the process of regaining her brain functions.
These TED talks will provide you with a window of insight into the secrets of the human brain, how it works, and how it ‘defines and connects us to the world and to one another.’ Thanks to Christopher Busch from whom we learned about this list.
1- Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
2- The real reason for brains by Daniel Wolpert
3- The quest to understand consciousness by: Antonio Damasio
4- The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain by: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
5- The origins of pleasure: by Paul Bloom
6- How brains learn to see by: Pawan Sinha
7- A map of the brain by: Allan Jones
8- A look inside the brain in real time by: Christopher deCharms
9- Growing evidence of brain plasticity by: Michael Merzenich
20- Could future devices read images from our brains? by: Mary Lou Jepsen