How to tame your wandering mind | Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention's power, Jha says -- but some simple techniques can boost it. "Pay attention to your attention," Jha says.

How to tame your wandering mind | Amishi Jha 2018/03/23 16:08

The rhythm of Afrobeat | Sauti Sol

From Beyoncé to Drake and beyond, the world is rocking to the rhythm of Afrobeat. Feel the music as Kenyan afro-pop superstars Sauti Sol take the TED stage to perform three songs: "Live and Die in Afrika," "Sura Yako" and "Kuliko Jana."

The rhythm of Afrobeat | Sauti Sol 2018/03/23 13:08

The human stories behind mass incarceration | Eve Abrams

The United States locks up more people than any other country in the world, says documentarian Eve Abrams, and somewhere between one and four percent of those in prison are likely innocent. That's 87,000 brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers -- predominantly African American -- unnecessarily separated from their families, their lives and dreams put on hold. Using audio from her interviews with incarcerated people and their families, Abrams shares touching stories of those impacted by mass incarceration and calls on us all to take a stand and ensure that the justice system works for everyone.

The human stories behind mass incarceration | Eve Abrams 2018/03/22 20:48

Need a new idea? Start at the edge of what is known | Vittorio Loreto

"Where do great ideas come from?" Starting with this question in mind, Vittorio Loreto takes us on a journey to explore a possible mathematical scheme that explains the birth of the new. Learn more about the "adjacent possible" -- the crossroads of what's actual and what's possible -- and how studying the math that drives it could explain how we create new ideas.

Need a new idea? Start at the edge of what is known | Vittorio Loreto 2018/03/22 15:58

The genius of the London Tube Map | Michael Bierut

Design legend Michael Bierut tells the story of the accidental success of one of the most famous maps in the world -- the London Tube Map.

The genius of the London Tube Map | Michael Bierut 2018/03/21 18:12

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