TED Talk Thursday – Dr. Jacob Liberman – Stop Looking, Start Seeing

According to TEDxTalks: Dr. Jacob Liberman is an internationally recognized pioneer in the fields of light, vision, and consciousness, and author of Light, Medicine of the Future, Take off Your Glasses and See, and Wisdom from an Empty Mind. He earned a doctorate of optometry in 1973, a Ph.D. in vision science in 1986, and an honorary doctorate of science in 1996. Dr. Liberman is the inventor of several light-therapy devices, as well as the first FDA cleared medical device that significantly improves visual performance.

Recorded at TEDxMaui 2012, held on January 22, 2012 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

“In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)”

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TED Talk Thursday – John Lloyd: An animated tour of the invisible

According to ted.com: “Gravity. The stars in day. Thoughts. The human genome. Time. Atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. A stunning animation of John Lloyd’s classic TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know.”

“John Lloyd seems to have known every brilliant and funny person in Britain, and his collaborations are legendary. He’s been a fixture on the BBC for four decades, producing such classic comedies as BlackadderSpitting Image, the BBC’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and lately QI (short for “Quite Interesting”), hosted by Stephen Fry, and now in its tenth series.”

Enjoy this entertaining “look” into what we can’t see!

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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TED Talk Thursdays – Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery of them from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

Today’s video shows us optical illusions and how they effect what we see. What we see is much more about the brain than it is about the eyes. In watching this video I can’t help but ask the question, “Do we really ever know if what we are seeing is ‘real’?” And what makes something real? Is there anything that is “real” or is it all the perceptions of our brains? Thoughts to ponder as you watch.

In describing this video ted.com says:

“Beau Lotto’s color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can’t normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what’s really out there.”

“Beau Lotto is founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab. With glowing, interactive sculpture — and good, old-fashioned peer-reviewed research — he’s illuminating the mysteries of the brain’s visual system.”

Enjoy!

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