Grant Sanderson discusses looking past the symbols and abstractions commonly used to describe mathematics and gives simple, visual ways of understanding these complex ideas.
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?
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.
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 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.
Sir Ken Robinson explains how schools educate us out of creativity through instilling a fear of making mistakes.
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.
Renowned cognitive psychologist and linguist, Stephen Pinker, rebuffs the idea that humans have no inherent nature, touching on Genetics, Psychology, Anthropology and Linguistics.
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.
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.