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EMPATHY & PERSPECTIVE: DISABILITY + DISORDERS
We are all born differently. Explore this topic to understand the different types of disabilities and disorders and grow your understanding of what it means and how you can support someone.
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What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-dyslexia-kelli-sandman-hurley Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain. Lesson by Kelli Sandman-Hurley, animation by Marc Christoforidis.
What does this symbol actually mean? - Adrian Treharne
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-does-this-symbol-actually-mean-adrian-treharne Some of the world’s most recognizable symbols exist to sell products. Others, to steer traffic or advance political causes. But there’s one whose main purpose is to help people. You may know it as the wheelchair symbol, but its formal title is the International Symbol of Access. But what does the symbol actually mean? And what is its purpose? Adrian Treharne explains. Lesson by Adrian Treharne, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.
What is Alzheimer's disease? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun
Explore the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, how it affects the brain and scientists’ search for a cure. -- Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century ago, scientists are still grappling for a cure. Ivan Seah Yu Jun describes how Alzheimer's affects the brain, shedding light on the different phases of this complicated, destructive disease. Lesson by Ivan Seah Yu Jun, animation by STK Films. Sign up for our newsletter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter Support us on Patreon: http://bit.ly/TEDEdPatreon Follow us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/TEDEdFacebook Find us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/TEDEdTwitter Peep us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/TEDEdInstagram View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-alzheimer-s-disease-ivan-seah-yu-jun
Would you opt for a life with no pain? - Hayley Levitt and Bethany Rickwald
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/would-you-opt-for-a-life-with-no-pain-hayley-levitt-and-bethany-rickwald Imagine if you could plug your brain into a machine that would bring you ultimate pleasure for the rest of your life. The only catch? You have to permanently leave reality behind. Hayley Levitt and Bethany Rickwald explore Robert Nozick’s thought experiment that he called the Experience Machine. Lesson by Hayley Levitt and Bethany Rickwald, animation by Avi Ofer.
The science of hearing - Douglas L. Oliver
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-hearing-douglas-l-oliver The ability to recognize sounds and identify their location is possible thanks to the auditory system. That’s comprised of two main parts: the ear, and the brain. The ear’s task is to convert sound energy into neural signals; the brain’s is to receive and process the information those signals contain. To understand how that works, Douglas L. Oliver follows a sound on its journey into the ear. Lesson by Douglas L. Oliver, animation by Cabong Studios. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Irindany Sandoval, William Bravante, Elizabeth Parker, Sai Krishna Koyoda, Therapist Gus, Samuel Barbas, Betsy Feathers, Maxwell Ingram, Ajinkya Deshmukh, Victoria Soler-Roig, Abdulmateen Aderinto, Pavel Maksimov, Barbara Younker, Cyrus Garay, Yvette Mocete, Mike Azarkman, Valeria Sloan Vasquez, Patricia Alves Panagides, William Biersdorf, Michael Aquilina, Vinamr L. Sachdeva, FireWolfLasers, Kshitij Shah, Mohammad Said, Teach Me Diné - Navajo Language, Victoria Veretilo, Rebecca Reineke, Felipe Hoff, Kyanta Yap, Brandon Thomas, Lewis Westbury, Ojas Kapoor, Johnny Gutierrez, Mirzat Turap, Jaime Arriola, Emilia Alvarado, Javid Gozalov, 真佑 劉, Ethan , Philipp Hiestand, Paul Beard, Deepak Iyer, Markus Goldhacker, Mihai Sandu, Keven Webb, Hendrik Mueller, Maurice Castonguay, Kristiyan Bonev, Maryam Dadkhah, and Joshua Wasniewski.