Tag Archive | cognitive studies

Why Do We Laugh When Someone Falls?

That is the question that Vsauce2 is trying to answer.

The Emerging Mind

In this video from RSA Dan Siegel answers an interesting question : Do we have a working definition of the mind ?

Renowned academic, author, and director of the Mindsight Institute Dan Siegel, visits the RSA to reveal an extremely rare thing — a working definition of the mind.

How Big Can a Person Get?

An interesting video from Vsauce about how big can we get, and how can we mesure our impact.

Social animal

An intereting video from David Brooks at TedEd about the social skills and it’s failures.

Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences — insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge. In a talk full of humor, he shows how you can’t hope to understand humans as separate individuals making choices based on their conscious awareness.

Content Strategy – No one cares about your content (yet.)

What is the connection between human interaction and content strategy ?

In the next video Cliff Seal will how content strategy is more than content for your site.

In this session, we will refresh how you view your own web content by seeing it through the eyes of the user, and we will discuss methods of improving UX by employing simple and effective psychology alongside common-sense SEO.

We will also explore how methods of effective in-person conversation can be applied to web content strategy. Then, since better prospects will be finding and reading your content, I will show you how to target your audience, measure the results, and constantly improve your outreach.

The slides from the video are bellow:

Your Brain in the Cloud

This a very interesting video from bigthink about extending our brain.

According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, we are going to create synthetic neocortexes in order to extend the power of our own neocortex.

Is Your Red The Same as my Red?

Do we see the same color(s) ?

Is your red the same as my red?

This is the question that Vsauce is trying to answer in the next video.

What if We Could Look Inside Human Brains?

As a follow-up to my last post about how the brain works here, this is a video from TedEd about looking inside the human brain as an answer to some question we might have.

The brain is what makes us function, yet we understand so little about how it works. We are learning more about the brain by using new technology to monitor epilepsy patients during surgery. Moran Cerf explains the process doctors use to explore the brain further.

Brain Tricks – This Is How Your Brain Works

An interesting post from AsapSCIENCE about the way our brain works in day-to-day life.

Ever wonder how your brain processes information? These brain tricks and illusions help to demonstrate the two main systems of Fast and Slow Thinking in your brain.

How Maths Illuminates Our Lives

An interesting video about the love of mathematics and it’s place in our reality from RSA.

Acclaimed author and one of the world’s most extraordinary minds, Daniel Tammet visits the RSA to give us a unique perspective on how mathematics can help us to make sense of the world and our place in it.

More informations are found on the event page :

How does mathematics shape our lives and give our experiences meaning? Can mathematical modelling predict human behaviour, and how can equations help us to make sense of the people we love?

Acclaimed author of Born on a Blue Day, Daniel Tammet is hailed the world over for his extraordinary mind and unique intelligence.  A high-functioning autistic savant and synaesthete, Tammet perceives words and numbers as shapes, colours, and emotions, and holds the European record for reciting the mathematical constant Pi to 22,514 decimal places.

Daniel Tammet visits the RSA to give us a unique glimpse at the extraordinary and misunderstood language that governs our world, and to explain the infinite mathematical possibilities that surround us.