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What Makes People Engage with Math | Grant Sanderson

Grant Sanderson discusses looking past the symbols and abstractions commonly used to describe mathematics and gives simple, visual ways of understanding these complex ideas.

Beauty and truth in physics | Murray Gell-Mann

Nobel prize-winning Physicist Murray Gell-Man discusses the remarkable experience in fundamental physics that beauty is a very successful criterion for finding which theories turn out to be correct. Why should this be?

Stoicism as a philosophy for an ordinary life | Massimo Piglucci

Founded by Xeno, Stoicism became one of the major philosophies of antiquity. Massimo Piglucci looks at the two fundamental pillars of Stoic philosophies and argues they apply very practically to our modern life.

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of 75-year-old study on adult development with unprecedented data on happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three lessons learned from the study as well as practical wisdom on building a fulfilling life.

Sleep is your Superpower | Matt Walker

Sleep scientist Matt Walker discusses findings which show the alarming mental and physical effects of not getting enough sleep, particularly the implications to learning and memory.

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson explains how schools educate us out of creativity through instilling a fear of making mistakes.

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, popular philosopher and founder of The School of Life, dissects the western notion of success and its detrimental effects on our lives.

Human nature and the blank slate | Stephen Pinker

Renowned cognitive psychologist and linguist, Stephen Pinker, rebuffs the idea that humans have no inherent nature, touching on Genetics, Psychology, Anthropology and Linguistics.

The illusion of consciousness | Dan Dennett

Through a series of optical illusions and theoretical arguments, philosopher Dan Dennett demonstrates how our brains are actively fooling us, even to the extent of fabricating a false impression of consciousness.

What explains the rise of human beings? | Yuval Noah Harari

Best-selling historian and popular scientist Yuval Noah Harari gives a scintillatingly logical and novel macro-historical account of how humans came to rule the world.

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