Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech

Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech

Translator: Reiko Bovee Reviewer: ANTONIO RODRÍGUEZ DE LA TORRE This is the first time I’ve ever followed Pinky the Mouse. (Laughter) If nothing else should tell you that science can be fun, science can be counter-intuitive, science can blow your mind, and what I’m going to do in the next few minutes is to tell …

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Select the right relationship | Alexandra Redcay | TEDxUpperEastSide

Select the right relationship | Alexandra Redcay | TEDxUpperEastSide

Translator: Nadine Hennig Reviewer: Gintare Vilkelyte I want everybody to close their eyes. I want you to imagine being in love. Maybe you have been in love, maybe you hope to be in love. What was that like? Your heart starts racing, your stomach gets all weird. You call up your best friend and say: …

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A humanistic view of mental illness: Theo Bennett at TEDxBozeman

A humanistic view of mental illness: Theo Bennett at TEDxBozeman

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Mile Živković My dad called me from Seattle last spring, telling me about his new ground-breaking novel entitled “Harry Potter goes to college,” which would follow the newly ripened wizard and document his experiences, but on an American campus. And so, I already know what you are thinking: “This guy is …

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Mind games – Transcending the messiness of mental illness: Amber Naslund at TEDxPeachtree 2012

Translator: Susana Byun Reviewer: Maricene Crus Host: Our next speaker, Amber Naslund, is actually a social media strategist. But today, she is taking us on the journey that she has been on as she worked to overcome depression, anxiety, looking into some of the areas of the mind that Carrie was touching on in terms …

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How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch

I grew up with my identical twin, who was an incredibly loving brother. Now, one thing about being a twin is, it makes you an expert at spotting favoritism. If his cookie was even slightly bigger than my cookie, I had questions. And clearly, I wasn’t starving. (Laughter) When I became a psychologist, I began …

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Why we need to talk about depression | Kevin Breel

Why we need to talk about depression | Kevin Breel

For a long time in my life, I felt like I’d been living two different lives. There’s the life that everyone sees, and then there’s the life that only I see. And in the life that everyone sees, who I am is a friend, a son, a brother, a stand-up comedian and a teenager. That’s …

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How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

Are you sleeping restlessly, feeling irritable or moody, forgetting little things, and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport, or have to …

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How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

Picture warm, gooey cookies, crunchy candies, velvety cakes, waffle cones piled high with ice cream. Is your mouth watering? Are you craving dessert? Why? What happens in the brain that makes sugary foods so hard to resist? Sugar is a general term used to describe a class of molecules called carbohydrates, and it’s found in …

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Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha So let’s start with some good news, and the good news has to do with what do we know based on biomedical research that actually has changed the outcomes for many very serious diseases? Let’s start with leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, ALL, the most common cancer of children. When …

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The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch

Translator: Mayumi Oiwa-Bungard Reviewer: Queenie Lee In 1847, a physician by the name of Semmelweis advised that all physicians wash their hands before touching a pregnant woman, in order to prevent childbed fever. His research showed that you could reduce the mortality rates from septicemia, from 18% down to 2%, simply through washing your hands …

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