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  1. Cognitive Science Rescues the Deconstructed Mind | John Vervaeke | TEDxUofT

    Dr. John Vervaeke shows how modern science has broken our understanding of the mind into multiple incompatible fragments, from anthropology, to biology, and sociology, and more. However, with cognitive science, we can begin to put the mind back together again. Dr. Vervaeke has been teaching cognitive science since 1994 and is one of the most cherished professors at the University of Toronto. Dr. Vervaeke has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994. He currently teaches in the Cognitive Science program, the Psychology department, and the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health program. He has won and been nominated for several teaching awards including the 2001 Students’ Administrative Council and Association of Part-time Undergraduate Students Teaching Award for the Humanities, and the 2012 Ranjini Ghosh Excellence in Teaching Award. His most recent publications include Relevance Realization the Emerging Framework in Cognitive Science (2012) with Tim Lillicrap and Blake Richards, and a forthcoming chapter entitled Relevance, Meaning, and the Cognitive Science of Wisdom with Leo Ferraro. His research interests are relevance realization, insight problem solving, general intelligence, consciousness, mindfulness, rationality, and wisdom. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED…

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  2. Raymond Moody: What the Words of the Dying Mean - Swedenborg and Life

    Those who are nearing the end of their lives are often reported to say poetic, unusual things in the hours shortly before death. Are these communications just nonsense? Or do they hold a hidden message?

    Listen to an audio-only podcast of this episode - https://swedenborgandlife.simplecast.fm/episodes/42274-raymond-moody-what-the-words-of-the-dying-mean

    About our guests:

    Dr. Raymond Moody is the Best-Selling Author of twelve books including Life After Life—which has sold over 13 million copies world-wide, as well as numerous articles in academic and professional literature. Dr. Moody has received numerous awards including the World Humanitarian Award in Denmark in 1988. Dr. Moody is a leading authority on the ‘near-death experience’—a phrase he coined in the late seventies. The New York Times calls him "the father of the near-death experience." Dr. Moody has appeared on Oprah, Geraldo and many other mainstream TV programs.

    Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt is an assistant professor and department chair of psychology at Bryn Athyn College. She has a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked with adults and children coping with terminal illness, the seriously mentally ill, and individuals suffering from po…

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  3. The Unintelligible Afterlife: A Panel Presentation Featuring Dr. Raymond Moody

    Features Raymond Moody and team working on Research into the Communications of the Dying. Pre-recorded from live event at Bryn Athyn College on 9/19/15. (Improved audio) Click below on Show More for event information, panel participants, and more…

    What can deathbed conversations tell us about the mind as death approaches? This panel discussion gives audiences an opportunity to hear Dr. Raymond Moody discuss his thesis about how the words of the dying—especially those that appear to be puzzling or nonsensical—may offer new revelation into the dying mind. Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt and Lisa Smartt, who together with Dr. Moody are conducting an innovative study on the communications of the dying, will discuss how, with Dr. Moody’s advisement, they’re creating a new research project to explore this topic. Dr. Dan Synnestvedt and Dr. Jonathan Rose will also join in to discuss Swedenborg’s approach to language and spirituality as it relates to the team’s scientific study. ——————————————————————————————————

    Panel Participants:

    Raymond Moody Jr., MD, PhD - best-selling author and renowned near-death investigator Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, PhD - psychologist and Bryn Athyn College professor Lisa Smartt, MA - linguist and founder of the Final Words Project Dan Synnestvedt,…

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  4. FREE SPEECH, FREE MINDS, FREE MARKETS

    A conversation about Freedom, between Yaron Brook, Dave Rubin and Eric Weinstein.

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  5. Real Food for Everyone | Kimbal Musk | TEDxChicago

    Kimbal Musk is applying what he learned in Silicon Valley to how real food can be scaled beyond just to those who can afford it. A true "farm to table" advocate for everybody, his family of restaurant concepts source food exclusively from American farmers. Kimbal’s urban, indoor vertical farming accelerator empowers thousands of young entrepreneurs to become real food farmers. His non-profit organization builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools around the U.S. Kimbal is Co-Founder of The Kitchen, a growing family of businesses that pursue an America where everyone has access to real food. For his impactful, scalable work, Kimbal was named a 2017 Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation, a sister organization to the World Economic Forum. His family of restaurant concepts source food from American farmers, stimulating the local farm economy. His non-profit organization builds permanent, outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in hundreds of underserved schools around the U.S. His urban, indoor vertical farming accelerator, Square Roots, seeks to empower thousands of young entrepreneurs to become real food farmers.

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  6. Monks, philologists, and VR | Aaron Ralby | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

    Rather than watering subjects down to make them more accessible, we can combine medieval practices in memory with virtual reality to unlock spatial learning, and empower people everywhere to learn large and complex subjects - such as languages - with ease. Ralby is founder and CEO of Linguisticator, a Cambridge-based company developing online memory and language training programs. He has successfully explored the use of medieval memory techniques and, more recently, spatial memory techniques for children and adults with special educational needs such as dyslexia and autism. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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  7. What If Everything Changed? | Robin Hanson | TEDxNorrköping

    Whar may happen when the first truly smart robots appear, based on brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human.

    Train them to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, they will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, and use ofstandard theories indicate a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems.

    Associate Professor of Economics, and received his Ph.D in 1997 in social sciences from Caltech. Joined George Mason’s economics faculty in 1999 after completing a two year post-doc at U.C Berkely. His major fields of interest include health policy, regulation, and formal political theory. Recent book: The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule The Earth. Oxford University Press, 2016.

    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

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  8. Design Your Dream Life Through Passive Income | Alex Szepietowski | TEDxUniversityofYork

    Alex describes his experiences as a young entrepreneur and the steps many others could take to follow in his footsteps.

    After interning in every industry he possibly could, Alex realised that, more than any job in the world, he wanted to be his own boss. In 2012, without money or experience and in his 3rd year of PPE at York (Derwent College), Alex read ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and decided to start investing in property. He spent his student loan on learning how it was done, and 2 years later owned 24 houses and won a few national awards. Alex is incredibly passionate about inspiring others to believe in themselves and forge their own path, irrespective of their circumstances, or what ‘the norm’ dictates!

    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

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  9. William Gibson: Technology, Science Fiction & the Apocalypse

    On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his landmark novel "Neuromancer," CHF favorite William Gibson returns to the Festival. This autumn he’ll celebrate the publication of his latest work, "The Peripheral," a high-tech thriller set partly in a decadent postapocalyptic future. Gibson is joined in conversation by author Carol Anshaw.

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  10. The exegesis of Philip K. Dick - hacking the hero’s journey: Richard Doyle at TEDxLowerEastSide

    If you’ve seen TEDGLOBAL speaker Jason Silva, Rich Doyle will blow you away. He’s one of Jason’s biggest inspirations, and this talk will take you out of your comfort zone and force you to THINK.

    Professor Doyle is the Liberal Arts Research Professor at Penn State University, where he taught since 1994. Since reading the work of futurist Alvin Toffler at age 12, Doyle has been on a scholarly and personal quest to understand the effects of information technologies on the evolution of human culture. After completing a PhD at UC Berkeley and a post doctoral fellowship at MIT, he has received grants from the National Science Foundation and written a trilogy of scholarly books on the effects of information technologies on human evolution and the effects of language on consciousness. His latest, Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants & The Evolution of the Noosphere, focuses on the co-evolution of humans with psychedelic plants such as psilocybin, cannabis, and ayahuasca as humans explored the space of all possible states of consciousness with the same fervor as they explored the external world.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to sp…

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