Maira Kalman: All Great Ideas Start With An Empty Brain. Source: Big Think

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Go with your gut feeling, Motivational taalk by Magnus Walker at TEDxUCLA. Source: TEDx Talks

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Drawing on the arguments in his bestselling book, Where Good Ideas Come From, and his new collection, The Innovator’s Cookbook, Steven Johnson looks at the surprising—and encouraging—way that non-market environments create important innovations, in this talk from the Emerging Technology conference. Source :   RiverheadBooks

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For several centuries, people though diseases were caused by wandering clouds of poisonous vapor. We now know that this theory is pretty ridiculous, and that diseases are caused by specific bacteria. But how did we get to this new idea of germ theory? Tien Nguyen describes the work of several scientists who discredited a widely […]

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When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects […]

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John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game, Source: TED

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The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons! It’s Okay To Be Smart

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Bestselling author Anne Lamott and WILD writer Cheryl Strayed discuss life and writing, Anne Lamott (bestselling author of HELP, THANKS, WOW; STITCHES; and the upcoming SMALL VICTORIES – on sale November 11) is interviewed by Cheryl Strayed (author of WILD, now a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, in theaters December 5) on life and […]

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How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena, When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves […]

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