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    Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

    Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the right, reason on the left," but something far more complex and interesting. A Best of the Web talk from RSA Animate.

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    Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

    In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.

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    Aimee Mullins and her 12 pairs of legs

    Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.

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    Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

    Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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    Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for the Indus script

    Rajesh Rao is fascinated by "the mother of all crossword puzzles": How to decipher the 4000 year old Indus script. At TED 2011 he tells how he is enlisting modern computational techniques to read the Indus language, the key piece to understanding this ancient civilization.

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    Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

    Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world.

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    Art and Cognitive Science: Six Amazing TED Talks

    In the last couple of decades, the market for oversimplifying creativity has exploded. No executive seminar is complete without a presentation on "Managing Your Geeks" or "Suits versus Ponytails," and the wisdom being thrown around about personality types isn't much better than phrenology.

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    TED Talk On How to Give the Best TED Talk Ranked as Best TED Talk

    Sebastian Wernicke used the tools of statistical analysis to come up with a metric for creating “the optimum TED Talk” based on user ratings. Appropriately, on a handy spreadsheet that lists TED Talks ranked by PostRank engagement data, including Tweets and Reddit votes, the video is ranked first.

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    Tom Wujec : Bâtissez une tour, bâtissez une équipe

    Tom Wujec présente les résultats surprenants de ses recherches approfondies sur le "problème du marshmallow" -- un simple exercice de construction en équipe, qui implique des spaghettis secs, un mètre de ruban collant et un marshmallow. Qui construit la plus haute tour, avec ces ingrédients ?

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