After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver - TEDx Talks


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7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai 15:23
7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai
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“We mustn’t speak to strangers.” Malavika Varadan, challenges this societal norm, by presenting 7 ways to make conversation with anyone. RJ extraordinaire, Malavika Varadan, creates waves quite literally with her morning show, Breakfast No.1 on City 101.6. An avid fitness enthusiast, positivity ninja and drama queen, she has chiseled a benchmark in the radio industry. At TEDxBITSPilaniDubai she will choose to redefine connections. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu 10:33
How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor. and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center. AdamLeipzig.com In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x =...
How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity 18:27
How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior teams. In addition, he has also developed a unique and integrated approach to learning that gives people the means to acquire language or complex technical knowledge in short periods of time. Jan-21-2014 Update. The video transcripts are now available via the following links: English Only: http://www.the-third-ear.com/files/TEDx-ChrisLonsdale-LearnAnyLanguage6Months.pdf English + Chinese Translation: http://www.kungfuenglish.com/files/TEDx-ChrisLonsdale-LearnAnyLanguage6Months-ENG-CHS.pdf In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like...
How to Become a Millionaire in 3 Years | Daniel Ally | TEDxBergenCommunityCollege 13:20
How to Become a Millionaire in 3 Years | Daniel Ally | TEDxBergenCommunityCollege
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When most people say they want to be a millionaire, they’re really saying that they want to spend one million dollars. Besides winning the lotto or inheriting money, you’ll learn three key elements used by the most successful people who have ever lived. You’ll not only be able to learn how to become a millionaire, but you’ll learn the real reason of why it helps our society to alleviate poverty. This valuable session offers the solutions that you’ll need to be successful for the rest of your life, whether you want to be a millionaire or not. Daniel Ally became a...
Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney 13:02
Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to understanding them both in terms of the evolutionary roots of our brain, Dr Clio Cresswell shares her insight into it all. Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney researching the evolution of mathematical thought and the role of mathematics in society. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was...
The surprising secret to speaking with confidence | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton 18:56
The surprising secret to speaking with confidence | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this fun and personal talk, Caroline shares a story of moving from stage-paralysis to expressive self. Accompanied by an unusual prop, she encourages us to use our voice as an instrument and really find the confidence within. Caroline Goyder is an author and voice coach, with a lifelong curiosity in the question of how we find the courage to think for ourselves: aloud. Caroline trained as an actor, and then as a voice coach at Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD), where...
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic 12:45
My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Just before his passing on January 10, 2014, Sam Berns was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013, 2 days before his 17th...
The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala 15:02
The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala
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Everyone has the ability to build mental strength, but most people don't know how. We spend a lot of time talking about physical strength and physical health, but much less time on mental strength and mental health. We can choose to perform exercises that will help us learn to regulate our thoughts, manage our emotions, and behave productively despite our circumstances - the 3 basic factors of mental strength. No matter what your goals are, building mental strength is the key to reaching your greatest potential. Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Since 2002, she has been...
Happiness is all in your mind: Gen Kelsang Nyema at TEDxGreenville 2014 15:56
Happiness is all in your mind: Gen Kelsang Nyema at TEDxGreenville 2014
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Simple, profound truths are the realm of this Buddhist nun. Her message? The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds. Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, starts by asking three questions: Are you having a good day? Why? Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day or a bad day? She teaches that we cannot put our happiness at the whim of other people and of circumstances. If we want to be happy, we have to "stop outsourcing our happiness to other people" and cultivate a source of inner peace....
The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen 13:59
The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Tracy McMillan is a television writer (Mad Men, United States of Tara) and relationship author who wrote the book Why You're Not Married...Yet, based on her viral 2011 Huffington Post blog. She also appeared as a dating coach on the NBC reality show Ready For Love. She lives in Los Angeles and is the mother of a 16-year-old guy. In her TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen talk, McMillan answers the question: "Who is the one person you need to marry in order to have a successful relationship? (Yourself)" About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the...
What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada 17:47
What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada
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NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she's met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to 'get human' and embrace what makes you different! Take a stand to defend your race: the human race! Mariana Atencio is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, currently a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. The Huffington Post called her ‘our Latina Christiane Amanpour’ and Jorge Ramos wrote: ‘Mariana is...
Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis 10:00
Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis
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Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people's heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live. In the spirit of ideas...
How Meditation Changed My Life | Mamata Venkat | TEDxWayPublicLibrary 15:23
How Meditation Changed My Life | Mamata Venkat | TEDxWayPublicLibrary
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Mamata Venkat wants to empower people to unplug from their gadgets and inspire them to start working on themselves as much as they do their jobs. She will discuss the interaction between our internal and external development using her practice of meditation to exemplify how success in either does not have to come at the cost of the other. A Perrysburg native, Mamata Venkat is a 2014 graduate of Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Minor in Spanish. After an internship with the United Nations' NGO Committee on the Status of Women, she decided...
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU 13:21
The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live...
How to become a memory master | Idriz Zogaj | TEDxGoteborg 17:06
How to become a memory master | Idriz Zogaj | TEDxGoteborg
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Idriz is passionate about teaching others how to improve their memories and believes that with the right practice, almost everyone can get a super-memory.
Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull 15:04
Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull
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Why is it that so many people think they can’t draw? Where did we learn to believe that? Graham Shaw will shatter this illusion – quite literally - in a very practical way. He’ll demonstrate how the simple act of drawing has the power to make a positive difference in the world. Graham specialises in the art of communication and has helped thousands of people to make important presentations. He is perhaps best known for his use of fast cartoon drawings to communicate ideas and is the author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’. This talk was given at a TEDx event...
Programming your mind for success | Carrie Green | TEDxManchester 15:32
Programming your mind for success | Carrie Green | TEDxManchester
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Carrie Green started her first online business at the age of 20, whilst studying Law at the University of Birmingham. Within a few years she took the business global, selling throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe and receiving over 100,000 hits on the website every month. In 2011 Carrie launched the Female Entrepreneur Association as a way to help inspire and connect female entrepreneurs from around the world. The network has grown to over 140,000 women and they now produce a digital magazine, This Girl Means Business, weekly videos,...
Your personality and your brain | Scott Schwefel | TEDxBrookings 15:54
Your personality and your brain | Scott Schwefel | TEDxBrookings
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We all have a unique personality, but we also show up to others in ways we don’t know. Understanding how our brains become consciously aware of ourselves, and in turn, everyone else teaches how we can connect, adapt and ultimately influence others. It all starts with knowing when we are truly self-aware, and when we aren’t, how to get there quickly and easily. Scott Schwefel built and sold Minnesota’s largest technology training company. To get there he used personality assessments to help his people...
The art of being yourself | Caroline McHugh | TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen 26:24
The art of being yourself | Caroline McHugh | TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen
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How do you define yourself? | Lizzie Velasquez | TEDxAustinWomen 13:11
How do you define yourself? | Lizzie Velasquez | TEDxAustinWomen
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, "The Worlds Ugliest Woman," Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of what she defines as beauty and happiness. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video...
The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU 19:27
The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU
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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together...
Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC 10:48
Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC
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What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear. Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist who helps visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses communicate with power and precision across media platforms. She consults with a wide range of experts, everyone from surgeons and social media celebs to startups and brand managers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn...
Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living: Dr. Pam Peeke at TEDxWallStreet 13:55
Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living: Dr. Pam Peeke at TEDxWallStreet
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See more at: http://tedxwallstreet.com/ Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness. Triathlete and marathoner, Dr. Peeke is nationally known as the "doc who walks the talk" inspiring through example. Dr. Peeke is the lifestyle expert for WebMD's 90 million members, and a regular blogger on cutting edge science in health and wellness. Presently, Dr. Peeke is Senior Science Advisor to Elements Behavioral Health, the nation's most preeminent network of eating disorders and addiction centers. Her current research focuses on how addictive behaviors have subtly and often profoundly penetrated...
The art of seduction | Seema Anand | TEDxEaling 14:38
The art of seduction | Seema Anand | TEDxEaling
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The ancient arts of Courtesanery and Seduction were once treated as high philosophy, with divine and academic associations. Dr. Seema Anand explores how these narratives have been lost and in the evolution of their vocabulary, the implications have changed. Working with the range of what 'story' can mean to an individual Seema facilitates the learning processes of 'telling', 'listening', 'acknowledging' and 'rejecting' the narratives that make up our lives and our social interactions to enhance communication, build links and open dialogue. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together...
The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast 14:37
The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast
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In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.

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Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Motor Learning. Since that time she has established the Brain Behaviour Lab, recruited and trained over 40 graduate students, published more than 80 papers and been awarded over $5 million in funding.

Dr. Boyd’s efforts are leading to the development of novel, and more effective, therapeutics for individuals with brain damage, but they are also shedding light on broader applications. By learning new concepts, taking advantage of opportunities, and participating in new activities, you are physically changing who you are, and opening up a world of endless possibility.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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