"Who we really are?": the best selection of TED lectures scientists and philosophers

"I" is an illusion thread or the web?

Published TED talks with subtitles in Russian, in which psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers have tried to answer the question "Who we really are?".

What is consciousness? As it appears and gives us the feeling of "myself"? How is our view of self? And in General — what makes us what we are?

Is there some kind of unified "I" or is it an illusion? What misconceptions about human nature prevent us to develop? That can give us self-awareness as process, not as entities? As the technology of visualization and mental interaction with a computer help us understand ourselves?

All this — a new selection of TED lectures.


Julian Baggini: "There is your real "I"?"


What makes you what you are? Your own opinion of themselves, opinion of others or something completely different?

In his speech Julian Baggini gives an unexpected answer to this question, calling on philosophy and neurobiology.




Dan Gilbert: "the Psychology of the "I" in the future"


"Humans are creatures who are in a constant process of development and mistakenly believe that their formation has ended".

The Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert shares recent research data concerning the phenomenon, which he calls the "end of history illusion," according to which the majority of people believe that we will remain the same as are now, throughout his life.

Dan Gilbert is popular explains why it is not.




Antonio Damasio: "the quest to understand consciousness"


Every morning we Wake up and we were returned to consciousness. Of course, it's a miracle but what exactly do we gain again and again?

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, answering this simple question to show us how the brain creates our sense of self.




Brian little: "Who are you, really? The riddle of personality"

What makes you you? Psychologists love to talk about the characteristics that define our personality.

But Brian finds a little more interesting moments when we go beyond these traits, because it requires of us culture, or ourselves. In his speech, the speaker explores the amazing differences between introverts and extroverts, and explains why our identity may be more flexible than we think.




Ariel Garten: "Know thyself with a brain scanner"


Imagine that you play a computer game that is controlled mentally. Imagine now that the game also reveals to you how you experience stress, relax and concentrate.

At TEDxToronto Ariel Garten shows how looking at the activity of the brain gives a new meaning to the ancient dictum "Know thyself."




Daniel Kahneman: "the Mystery dichotomy "experience memory"


Using various examples from vacations to the situation of colonoscopy — Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral Economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how different our "experiencing self" and our "remembering self" perceive happiness. This new approach has significant implications for Economics, politics and our own identity.


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Talita Williams: "Own your body's data"


It seems that the new generation of high-tech devices monitoring the state of the body, measuring heart rate, sleep phases, the amount committed on the day of steps, devised for professional athletes.

But a statistician Talita Williams proves that each of us needs daily to measure and record simple data about your body, because they can tell so much more than can be known to the doctors.published


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