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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 Neurobiology and Motor Learning. Since that time she has established the Brain Behaviour Lab, recruited and trained over 40 graduate students, published more than 80 papers and been awarded over $5 million in funding. Dr. Boyd’s efforts are leading to the development of novel, and more effective, therapeutics for individuals with brain damage, but they are also shedding light on broader applications. By learning new concepts, taking advantage of opportunities, and participating in new activities, you are physically changing who you are, and opening up a world of endless possibility. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Recent psychological research has revealed widely held unconscious thought patterns that most people would rather not possess. Dr. Anthony Greenwald, psychology professor at the University of Washington, describes his research developing the method (described in Malcolm Gladwell's Blink) that reveals this unconscious mental content, demonstrates the method and describes how the unconscious mental content that it reveals affects our behavior. To see more videos from the University of Washington visit uwtv.org.
LightHouse Honorary Board member Mike May is President and CEO of Sendero Group. What happens when you gather forty-four jobseekers with twenty employment facilitators over a period of four days? You get depth, intensity, focus, support, and a big dose of the reality that a good jobseeker needs. The LightHouse Employment Summit took place in early September, in the natural setting of our beautiful Enchanted Hills Retreat in Napa, California. Away from the noise of urban/suburban life, the Summit encouraged jobseekers, all of whom are blind or visually impaired, to listen and to re-evaluate how they approached finding a job. Throughout, a common theme resonated: "If you want a different outcome, YOU need to get engaged and YOU need to do something different!" Though jobseeking classes happen everywhere, the LightHouse's aim in this demanding week was to build a strong motivation among the jobseekers, adding fire and team spirit to their quest for employment. The group heard from more than a dozen employed blind people, from attorneys to tech trainers, and everything in between. The sustained and positive week was some of the most demanding work many had done in recent time, beginning at 7:45 in the morning and sometimes not ending until early evening. One key part of the weekend was the individualized coaching that happened around and after the day's speakers, giving personal attention and direction to each jobseeker. The coaching continued for weeks after the end of the summit. Each participant found different aspects of the summit which spoke to them. Charles Jackson, for example, has been self-employed for the last five years, as an independent contingency sales and IT recruiter. He attended the Summit, "to expand my professional network,...get insight as to how others with vision disabilities are functioning in their work places and to learn what tools/search strategies they find to be most effective in the current constrained job market." Brian McCallen, who is looking for work in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, or descriptive video, attended "to learn the next steps in my job search and continue to network with broadcasting industry professionals..." Blind Role Models Covered A Range of Topics Our presenters, many of them blind, talked about issues that blind and visually impaired job-seekers face as they look for employment. These included how blind people get jobs (even in this economy); what employers are looking for when hiring and best ways to boost self-confidence and manage their work-life balance. The Summit also gave participants the opportunity to network both during the sessions and more informally after hours. Jobseekers "linked-in" in person: over a bus ride, a meal, a chance conversation at the breeze-way by the lake, or while roasting marshmallows around the campfire; some developed lasting bonds. One participant found "camaraderie amongst strangers, who are now my colleagues and friends. It was safe to share, support and laugh about the frustrating road to finding a job." For nearly half the group this was the first time they spent extended time around competent and self-confident blind people. The impact of this close and personal experience was, to some, at least as important as any scheduled speaker. Each participant left the Summit having taken a very personal journey. Insurance broker Ramona Herriford said, "I am self-employed so found the Summit to be very empowering. I left encouraged and focused on ways I can grow my business. Every speaker was very knowledgeable [about] their chosen topic...It was a real blessing to connect with other talented blind individuals. Everyone willingly shared their experiences, philosophies, strategies, and how to's. It was truly a Summit with people helping people." George Gaboury, a jobseeker who has a background in multimedia, said, "All the speakers and coaches were excellent. Joe Xavier & Mike Bullis' message to get involved and do what others won't do in the workplace and in volunteer work, struck me as a very powerful approach to blast through hiring & advancement prejudices. This approach inevitably generates valuable work experience and quality." If you are blind or visually impaired and are ready to start looking for work in a systematic way, the LightHouse would love to partner with you. Please contact Kate Williams at [email protected] or 415-694-7324 to learn more about our Employment Immersion program. If you have never worked or are transitioning from school or college and want some work experience to learn what else you need to get that next great job, please contact Debbie Bacon about our Blind Leaders program at [email protected] or 415-694-7357.
(March 9, 2010) Frank Longo, MD, PhD, George and Lucy Becker Professor, discusses the intricacy human mind and how different types of memory and memory loss function. Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford's School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford School of Medicine: http://med.stanford.edu/ Stanford Continuing Studies: http://continuingstudies.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
If you were blinded at a young age and you were offered a chance, four decades later, to try a risky operation that 'might' restore some of your sight, would you do it? That was the dilemma facing blind downhill skiing legend Mike May who, as with most other things in his life, decided to go for it. This assistive technology pioneer speaks via Skype with Laura Meddens, Founder and Chairman of The Laura And Wagner Foundation, about the issues he weighed and how he is doing now, ten years after the surgery. We apologize for the poor quality of the Skype video connection, but we feel the important points that Mike makes outweigh the technical issues. To learn more about Mike's incredible life, please visit http://wellness.lauraandwagner.com/Music-Quotes-Videos.html . Produced by The Laura And Wagner Foundation as part of its ABLED initiative promote positive recognition of ABLED achievers and to make it easier for persons with sensory, physical, and learning disabilities to use technology for improved learning, employment, mobility and daily living opportunities.
May 5, 2010) Robert Sapolsky explores behavioral patterns of human reproduction. He focuses on proximal and distal motivations, orgasm and fertility facilitation, non-reproductive sex, hormonal and cerebral sexual functions, and the differences and similarities between humans and animals in various physiological realms. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford Department of Biology: http://biology.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
As part of the Laura And Wagner Foundation's "Disabled Attitudes" Special Reports, Laura Meddens interviews Mike May via Skype. Mike was blinded by a chemical explosion at the age of 3, but went on to become a record setting Paralympic downhill skiing champion. A few years ago, much of Mike's vision was restored via a stem cell transplant. You can read more about Mike at http://www.SenderoGroup.com, where he is the President of the company that develops assistive devices for the blind and visually-impaired. Along with his friend Stevie Wonder, Mike has been a very vocal proponent of improving accessibility to technology for the disabled. Mike tells Laura that, even after all this time, the disabling comments of others can still be quite hurtful and that he also fees we still have much to do to improve attitudes towards the disabled. You can learn more about the series and the work of The Laura And Wagner Foundation at http://www.LauraAndWagner.com
SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/YJUxOx ------ Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about describing colors to blind people. 2nd Channel: http://www.youtube.com/blindfilmcritic Twitter: http://twitter.com/blindfilmcritic Facebook: http://facebook.com/tommyedison Instagram: http://instagram.com/blindfilmcritic Tumblr: http://blindfilmcritic.tumblr.com Website: http://tommyedison.com Captions provided by Bill Creswell http://billcreswell.wordpress.com Directed & Edited by Ben Churchill http://www.youtube.com/user/RadioTripPictures
Thursday @ 20.50 CET See this sneak peek of Plastic Fantastic Brain, in this episode Rojesh Malik who has been blind from birth tries a new piece of technology which allows him to see images from vibrations stimulated from his tongue. Is this cool or not let us know with a comment below. Subscribe: youtube.com/user/yourdiscoveryscience?sub_confirmation=1 Like us: Facebook.com/yourdiscoveryscience
The human brain contains over 100 billion neurons, and roughly 1 quintillion synapses. But how did it all get started? How did the first nervous systems, the first brains evolve? How did a bunch of simple cells evolve into a biological computer? To download this video copyright free please go to: http://www.mediafire.com/?ywmgt2zzymj If you wish to translate the subtitles you can download them from: http://www.mediafire.com/?tiwjdrdjrm4 Then send me a link to them and I'll add them to the video. And remember to always Think about it.