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Nick Bilton: Smart Content

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Nick Bilton, Lead Technology Reporter for The New York Times “Bits” blog, says that digital media has resulted in a "new form of storytelling." Bilton, who is also a designer and user interface specialist, is co-found...

Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

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Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.

Daniel Kahneman: Moving to California Won’t Make You Happy

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In some crucial areas of human cognition, we don't know and we can't fully trust ourselves. On the bright side, Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist Daniel Kahneman's work shows that the kinds of errors we tend to make ar...

Dreaming in Different Tongues: Languages and the Way We Think

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On the Same Page: Voices of Berkeley keynote event. Moderated by Geoff Nunberg. Panelists: Scholars Lera Boroditsky and Lily Wong Fillmore; author and Cal alumna Maxine Hong Kingston; actor and Cal alumnus John Cho.

Authors@Google: Rick Hanson

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Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else's. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history. With the new breakthr...

Authors@google: Sam Gosling

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Author Sam Gosling visits Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA, to discuss his book "Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You". This event took place June 17, 2008, as part of the authors@google series. Does wha...

How Not to Spend Your Whole Day on Facebook

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Relax, says Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. You can't beat your Facebook addiction into submission -- so schedule it into your work day.

Michael Gazzaniga: Your Storytelling Brain

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The left hemisphere of the brain is always trying to make sense of past thoughts and experiences. Cognitive Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga ponders our need to hear and tell coherent stories about ourselves.

How to Catch a Liar (Assuming We Want To)

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Paul Ekman's research on facial expression and body movement began in 1954, as the subject of his Master's thesis in 1955 and his first publication in 1957. In his early work, his approach to nonverbal behavior showed...

Google Personal Growth Series: Mindsight: The New Science of

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This interactive talk will examine two major questions: What is the mind? and How can we create a healthy mind? We'll examine the interactions among the mind, the brain, and human relationships and explore ways to cre...

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