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Month: October 2017

Steven Johnson’s TED Talk Explains How the Brain Forms New Ideas

Steven Johnson’s TED Talk Explains How the Brain Forms New Ideas

 

 

Oxford, England (September, 2010) Steven Johnson, a popular American science author and media theorists provides this enlightening journey through the brain’s process of creating new ideas. Many people think these original ideas come from a spontaneous “eureka” moment, however Johnson uses the period of enlightenment in England to explain that the brain functions like a network.

Johnson states that “we take ideas from other people, from people we’ve learned from, from people we run into in the coffee shop, and we stitch them together into new forms and we create something new.” In realizing this, Johnson believes “we have to change some of our models of what innovation and deep thinking really looks like.”

Johnson cements his logic by using examples of the stories behind some of the world’s most prominent inventions. Through this speech the science author hopes to provide a new approach to drafting new ideas. To understand more about the process your brain goes through in creating ideas check out Johnson’s book on the content he discusses in this talk.

Seth Godin’s TED Talk Explains How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

Seth Godin’s TED Talk Explains How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

Monterey, CA (February 2003) – Seth Godin is an American author, marketer, entrepreneur, and public speaker who provides an interesting insight on how to get your ideas to spread in the digital era. He starts off by giving a brief history of how ideas used to spread with examples from, creating sliced bread and up until the time that TV was invented.

Today’s society has too many options for competition and not enough time to notice them all. Seth says to become successful with having your ideas spread you need to make them as remarkable as possible. Make your ideas so vibrant and interesting that people stop and actually take in the information instead of skipping over it. He mentions to target the innovators in life because they are the ones who actually want to listen and they will spread the word “In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff.”

Wendy Chung’s TED Talk Explains What We Know and Don’t Know about Autism

Wendy Chung’s TED Talk Explains What We Know and Don’t Know about Autism

Vancouver, CA (March 2014)  Wendy Chung, a geneticist at the Simon’s foundation, shares her research about autism spectrum disorder. Chung shares what we know, educates society on the misunderstandings, and explains there is much more research and information needed about autism.

As a geneticist, Dr. Chung enlightens viewers about the spectrum of autism. She also makes clear that autism is genetic and not a result of vaccines. Chung explains, “Autism isn’t a single condition. It’s actually a spectrum of disorders,” She provides different cases of people with varying symptoms to strengthen her argument that autism has a spectrum. Chung wishes to make people with autism lives enhanced through informing people on her research.

To learn more about how you can help with people with autism in the Central Florida Area visit OCA