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Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins 05:38
Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins
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Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry - Skye C. Cleary 05:45
Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry - Skye C. Cleary
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View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-love-a-philosophical-inquiry-skye-c-cleary Ah, romantic love; beautiful and intoxicating, heart-breaking and soul-crushing... often all at the same time! If romantic love has a purpose, neither science nor psychology has discovered it yet – but over the course of history, some of our most respected philosophers have put forward some intriguing theories. Skye C. Cleary outlines five of these philosophical perspectives on why we love. Lesson by Skye C. Cleary, animation by Avi Ofer.
The language of lying — Noah Zandan 05:42
The language of lying — Noah Zandan
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-language-of-lying-noah-zandan We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of lying to illustrate how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves. Lesson by Noah Zandan, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.
Why do we cry? The three types of tears - Alex Gendler 03:59
Why do we cry? The three types of tears - Alex Gendler
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-cry-the-three-types-of-tears-alex-gendler Whether we cry during a sad movie, while chopping onions, or completely involuntarily, our eyes are constantly producing tears. Alex Gendler tracks a particularly watery day in the life of Iris (the iris) as she cycles through basal, reflex and emotional tears. Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.
Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version) 12:08
Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version)
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In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers. (Introducing the series "Questions no one knows the answers to") "Questions No One Knows the Answers to" was animated by Andrew Park (http://www.cognitivemedia.co.uk)
How do you know you exist? - James Zucker 03:03
How do you know you exist? - James Zucker
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-you-know-you-exist-james-zucker How do you know you’re real? Is existence all just a big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? James Zucker investigates all of these questions (and more) in this mind-boggling tribute to René Descartes’s "Meditations on First Philosophy." Lesson by James Zucker, animation by Stretch Films, Inc.
What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu? - Michael Molina 03:55
What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu? - Michael Molina
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-deja-vu-what-is-deja-vu-michael-molina You might have felt it -- the feeling that you've experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. There are over 40 theories that attempt to explain the phenomenon of déjà vu. Michael Molina explains how neuroimaging and cognitive psychology have narrowed down the theories that could explain that feeling you're having...again. Lesson by Michael Molina, animation by Josh Harris.
After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver 14:25
After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver
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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. YouTube Tags: brain science, brain, stroke, neuroplasticity, science, motor learning, identity, TED, TEDxVancouver, TEDxVancouver 2015, Vancouver, TEDx, Rogers Arena, Vancouver speakers, Vancouver conference, ideas worth spreading, great idea, 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...
3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed 04:17
3 tips to boost your confidence - TED-Ed
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/3-tips-to-boost-your-confidence-ted-ed Made in partnership with the Always #LikeAGirl campaign. When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence. Lesson by TED-Ed, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.
How stress affects your body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist 04:43
How stress affects your body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-your-body-sharon-horesh-bergquist Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed. Lesson by Sharon Horesh Bergquist, animation by Adriatic Animation.
10 Signs That You Are Highly Intelligent 05:36
10 Signs That You Are Highly Intelligent
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What would happen if you didn’t drink water? - Mia Nacamulli 04:52
What would happen if you didn’t drink water? - Mia Nacamulli
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-would-happen-if-you-didn-t-drink-water-mia-nacamulli Water is essentially everywhere in our world, and the average human is composed of between 55 and 60% water. So what role does water play in our bodies, and how much do we actually need to drink to stay healthy? Mia Nacamulli details the health benefits of hydration. Lesson by Mia Nacamulli, animation by Chris Bishop.
How memories form and how we lose them - Catharine Young 04:20
How memories form and how we lose them - Catharine Young
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-memories-form-and-how-we-lose-them-catharine-young Think back to a really vivid memory. Got it? Now try to remember what you had for lunch three weeks ago. That second memory probably isn’t as strong—but why not? Why do we remember some things, and not others? And why do memories eventually fade? Catharine Young gives the basics on memory and memory loss. Lesson by Catharine Young, animation by Patrick Smith.
The science of attraction - Dawn Maslar 04:34
The science of attraction - Dawn Maslar
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-attraction-dawn-maslar Romantic chemistry is all about warm, gooey feelings that gush from the deepest depths of the heart...right? Not quite. Actually, the real boss behind attraction is your brain, which runs through a very quick, very complex series of calculations when assessing a potential partner. Dawn Maslar explores how our five senses contribute to this mating game, citing some pretty wild studies along the way. Lesson by Dawn Maslar, animation by TOGETHER.
Is telekinesis real? - Emma Bryce 05:23
Is telekinesis real? - Emma Bryce
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-telekinesis-real-emma-bryce Telekinesis, the ability to manipulate matter with the mind alone, is a trait exhibited by some of the most iconic fictional characters, including Neo, Yoda, and, of course, Carrie. But is this mind control actually possible in real life? Emma Bryce subjects telekinesis to the scientific method. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Delphine Burrus.
What makes muscles grow? - Jeffrey Siegel 04:20
What makes muscles grow? - Jeffrey Siegel
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View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-makes-muscles-grow-jeffrey-siegel We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix of sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible. Lesson by Jeffrey Siegel, animation by Brett Underhill.
What is the tragedy of the commons? - Nicholas Amendolare 04:58
What is the tragedy of the commons? - Nicholas Amendolare
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-the-tragedy-of-the-commons-nicholas-amendolare Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons. Lesson by Nicholas Amendolare, directed by TED-Ed. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Brandy Jones, John Ess, Jessica James, Tom Lee, Stephen Michael Alvarez, Hoang Ton,...
Why is being scared so fun? - Margee Kerr 04:29
Why is being scared so fun? - Margee Kerr
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-like-to-scare-ourselves-margee-kerr At this very moment, people are lining up somewhere to scare themselves, be it with a thrill-ride or a horror movie. In fact, in October of 2015 alone, about 28 million people visited a haunted house in the US. But you might wonder: What could possibly be fun about being scared? Margee Kerr examines the biology and psychology behind what makes fear so fun. Lesson by Margee Kerr, animation by Meduzaz animation studio.
Why do we itch? - Emma Bryce 04:44
Why do we itch? - Emma Bryce
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-itch-emma-bryce The average person experiences dozens of individual itches each day. We’ve all experienced the annoyance of an inconvenient itch — but have you ever pondered why we itch in the first place? Is there actually an evolutionary purpose to the itch, or is it simply there to annoy us? Emma Bryce digs deep into the skin to find out. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sashko Danylenko.
Why do our bodies age? - Monica Menesini 05:10
Why do our bodies age? - Monica Menesini
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-our-bodies-age-monica-menesini Human bodies aren’t built for extreme aging: our capacity is set at about 90 years. But what does aging really mean, and how does it counteract the body’s efforts to stay alive? Monica Menesini details the nine physiological traits that play a central role in aging. Lesson by Monica Menesini, animation by Cinematic.
Why do cats act so weird? - Tony Buffington 04:58
Why do cats act so weird? - Tony Buffington
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-cats-act-so-weird-tony-buffington They’re cute, they’re lovable, and judging by the 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos of them, one thing is certain: cats are very entertaining. But their strange feline behaviors, both amusing and baffling, leave many of us asking: Why do cats do that? Tony Buffington explains the science behind some of your cat’s strangest behaviors. Lesson by Tony Buffington, animation by Chintis Lundgren.
How does anesthesia work? - Steven Zheng 04:56
How does anesthesia work? - Steven Zheng
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-anesthesia-work-steven-zheng When under anesthesia, you can’t move, form memories, or — hopefully — feel pain. And while it might just seem like you are asleep for that time, you actually aren’t. What’s going on? Steven Zheng explains what we know about the science behind anesthesia. Lesson by Steven Zheng, animation by Zedem Media.
Is it bad to hold your pee? - Heba Shaheed 03:58
Is it bad to hold your pee? - Heba Shaheed
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-it-bad-to-hold-your-pee-heba-shaheed Humans should urinate at least four to six times a day, but occasionally, the pressures of modern life force us to clench and hold it in. How bad is this habit, and how long can our bodies withstand it? Heba Shaheed takes us inside the bladder to find out. Lesson by Heba Shaheed, animation by Artrak Studio.
5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos 04:30
5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems. Lesson by Samantha Agoos, animation by Nick Hilditch.
How does a jellyfish sting? - Neosha S Kashef 04:17
How does a jellyfish sting? - Neosha S Kashef
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-a-jellyfish-sting-neosha-s-kashef You’re swimming in the ocean when something brushes your leg. When the tingling sets in, you realize you’ve been stung by a jellyfish. How do these beautiful gelatinous creatures pack such a painful punch? Neosha S Kashef details the science behind the sting. Lesson by Neosha S Kashef, animation by Cinematic.
The wars that inspired Game of Thrones - Alex Gendler 06:01
The wars that inspired Game of Thrones - Alex Gendler
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-wars-that-inspired-game-of-thrones-alex-gendler Beginning around 1377, medieval England was shaken by a power struggle between two noble families, which spanned generations and involved a massive cast of characters, complex motives and shifting loyalties. Sound familiar? Alex Gendler illustrates how the historical conflict known as the Wars of the Roses served as the basis for much of the drama in Game of Thrones. Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Brett Underhill.
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In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still don’t have any definitive answers, we have some theories. Amy Adkins reveals the top seven reasons why we might dream.

Lesson by Amy Adkins, animation by Clamanne Studio.
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