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http://www.ted.com Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain's visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual data. The work offers insights into neuroscience, engineering and even autism. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
Stanford University's Brian Knutson is unraveling the mysteries of human desire with state-of-the-art medical imaging. Knutson's research sheds new light on how individuals make complex financial decisions, and offers new ways for alleviating schizophrenia. Prof. Brian Knutson's website: http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~knutson/ Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/9g4/ Jennifer Raymond (Stanford University) is building a "wiring diagram" for the brain. By bridging the gap between individual synapses and whole-brain learning & memory, Raymond's research offers new insights and strategies for medical rehabilitation and K-12 education. Prof. Jennifer Raymond's website: http://raymondlab.stanford.edu/ Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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.
Brian A. Wandell Stein Family Professor and Chair Psychology Electrical Engineering (by courtesy) http://white.stanford.edu/wandell.html
Emma was born with underdeveloped eyes, though they have grown to the point where she can perceive some light and color. Emma (and her mom, Lori) is learning to read and write in Braille but otherwise attends classes with sighted children. She is an active 5-year-old girl in gymnastics and Girl Scouts. Our Special Life looks into the lives of families with special needs children. In each episode, we'll profile a family facing realities and challenges as they raise a child with special needs. CafeMom Studios is Motherhood as we see it. We feature authentic voices, compelling stories, and topics moms care about. Subscribe now to CafeMom Studios so you never miss an episode! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=cafemomstudios
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005. Transcript of Steve Jobs' address: http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html Stanford University channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
Improve brain power: No matter who you are, couldn't you stand a little more brain power? Higher level cognitive function is an upgrade that can change everything. This talk was given at the Humanity+ Conference and was originally titled "The Augmented Author: Technologies to Upgrade People Who Write." In this video I showcase several of my favorite (and most tested) tools that will improve brain power, be it for the writer, student, entrepreneur, or anyone anywhere that desires a cognitive kick start. HOW TO IMPROVE BRAIN POWER: Video Rundown 1:05 Biohacking the Unconscious Parts of Your Brain 2:50 EmWave 2 -- Monitor Your Heart Rate & "The Zone" Neurological, Biochemical, Mechanical, & electromagnetic 5:00 Radioactive Sugar Measurement 5:59 Dual N-Back Training -- Double Your Working Memory; Pay Attention to Your States of Consciousness 7:55 Electrostimulation (tDCS & CES) 9:45 Direct Stimulation (Lasers!) 11:35 EEG Neurofeedback 13:25 HEG Biofeedback, (aka Upgraded Focus) Blood flow training, feels where your brain works 14:24 Light! Orange-Tinted Glasses & Blue LED lights 15:00 Sound Entrainment 15:30 Modafinil 15:55 Bulletproof Hardware (Bulletproof Coffee & Diet) 17:00 Q & A This was an awesome conference to speak at, filled with smart people and lots of fascinating presentations. The point of this talk was to convey that there are existing technologies and techniques that are being successfully used to improve brain power, raise IQ (it's NOT static), provide mental clarity, etc. These have been tested and the results quantified as providing measurable effects! Try some - improve brain power and enjoy!
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
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