Phil Borges, filmmaker and photographer, has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures for over 25 years. Phil's recent project, Inner Worlds, explores cultural differences with respect to consciousness and mental illness.
To what extent is genius and mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia related? To what extent do genetics and environment influence genius and mental illness? Do we as a society overestimate and overemphasize the value of intelligence? This talk explores the age-old notion that "genius" and "madness" are related. With the explosion of scientific knowledge on the brain in the last decade, this talk explores the extent to which we currently understand the biological basis of creativity, intelligence, and mental illness.
While we are mostly unaware of our nightly dreams while we dream, Tim Post has trained countless individuals around the world to attain dream awareness in dreams. Remarkably, "lucid" dreamers can learn to consciously reshape their dreams while dreaming and give rise to profound dream experiences. Tim gives an insight into the emerging science of lucid dreaming and unveils the potential power of using lucid dreams to enhance psychological development and overall well-being.
In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want.
Our knowledge of the brain is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and Dr. Lara Boyd is positioned at the cutting edge of these discoveries. In 2006, she was recruited by the University of British Columbia to become the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology and Motor Learning. Since that time she has established the Brain Behaviour Lab.