How To Live With Our Brains


Ok, I had a completely different post ready for today. But this TED video came across my path this morning, completely unexpectedly and it’s so cool I just had to share it. If you don’t know about TED check it out here. You could spend hours watching amazing people talk about what they do.

In a nutshell: “TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).”

It’s such an great idea and and I periodically run across videos from their conferences. I’ll be adding it to my Bookmarks bar today, so I don’t forget about it. Again. Jeez, light a candle for Our Lady of Pervasive Memory Loss.

So check out this brain researcher talk about her brain and her amazing journey. “This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.”

It’s only 18 minutes and I think you’ll find it as enlightening as I did.

2 Responses to How To Live With Our Brains

  1. stephanie says:

    OMG Fran…

    That was really powerful. What an insight to have, she describes being totally in her right brain as a yogic meditation….

    thank you so much for pointing this out to me, I have seen a few TED presentations, but yes, must really bookmark it and check it out daily.

    I think of her brother and others that struggle with being in the here and now and functioning with others, how very hard it is for them.


    did you not yell out…call 9-1-1!

  2. fran, i loved this – thanks! a real WOW thing to watch. lisa enlightened me to TED when she first started blogging. must make a note to visit there more often.

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