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BEST OF TED: Could Future Devices Read Images From Our Brains?

As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. She meshes these two passions in a rather mind-blowing talk on two cutting-edge brain studies that might point to a new frontier in understanding how (and what) we think.

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Innovation of Loneliness

Here is an interesting video exploring ideal human group sizes, human psychology, and the effects of social media and social networks on the human condition. It will be interesting to see, now that we know these things, what we choose to do. What impact have the innovations that are social media and social networking had on your life and your loneliness?

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BEST OF TED: Body Parts on a Chip

It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person.

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