Learning Points from Rebecca Saxe’s TED Talk on “How We Read Each Other’s Minds”

Interesting research study on the part of our brain that tries to guess what others might think. Rebecca Saxe, a cognitive neuroscientist, shares in this TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/rebecca_saxe_how_brains_make_moral_judgments 1. The part of our brain that controls how we think about other people's thoughts is the right temporal parietal junction, or the RTPJ. 2. Children from… Continue reading Learning Points from Rebecca Saxe’s TED Talk on “How We Read Each Other’s Minds”

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Learning Points from Sheena Lyengar’s TED Talk on “The Art of Choosing”

I have already covered several TED talks pertaining to choice. I thought I had a pretty good idea regarding this topic already but surprisingly, there's more to learn! Sheena Lyengar, a psycho-economist, gives her research and views on this. https://www.ted.com/talks/sheena_iyengar_on_the_art_of_choosing So the previous talks I did regarding choice seemed to be targeted at more the… Continue reading Learning Points from Sheena Lyengar’s TED Talk on “The Art of Choosing”

Learning Points from Kamal Meattle’s TED Talk on “How to Grow Fresh Air”

Did you know that there are specific plants shortlisted by organisations such as NASA for the purposes of growing fresh air? I certainly didn't, until I watched this talk by Kamal Meattle, an activist for cleaning India's air. https://www.ted.com/talks/kamal_meattle_on_how_to_grow_your_own_fresh_air The 3 plants needed are: 1. Areca Palm - converts CO2 to Oxygen during the day… Continue reading Learning Points from Kamal Meattle’s TED Talk on “How to Grow Fresh Air”

Learning Points from Emily Balcetis’s TED Talk on “Why Some Find Exercise Harder Than Others”

Naturally, I thought those that are more unfit would have lesser propensity for exercise compared to those who are fitter and are able to transit straight away. Emily Balcetis, a psychologist, says her studies show something else. https://www.ted.com/talks/emily_balcetis_why_some_people_find_exercise_harder_than_others Turns out that the more focused you are on your task, the easier your task will become.… Continue reading Learning Points from Emily Balcetis’s TED Talk on “Why Some Find Exercise Harder Than Others”

Learning Points from Angela Wang’s TED Talk on “How China is Changing the Future of Shopping”

The world's largest consumer base of over a billion people has a certain amount of influence over some world trends. Angela Wang shares how they are changing the way the world is shopping in this TED talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_wang_how_china_is_changing_the_future_of_shopping 1. Ecommerce in China promotes purchasing spontaneity as the entire shopping ecosystem is linked. It is really… Continue reading Learning Points from Angela Wang’s TED Talk on “How China is Changing the Future of Shopping”