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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself

Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal

Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing

Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world

Richard St. John: Success is a continuous journey

Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure

Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

Michael Norton: How to buy happiness

Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

Joachim de Posada: Don’t eat the marshmallow!

Jeremy Rifkin: The empathic civilization

Helen Fisher: Why we love, why we cheat

Elizabeth Loftus: How reliable is your memory?

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions

Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

Al Seckel: Visual illusions that show how we (mis)think

Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?

Read Montague: What we’re learning from 5,000 brains

Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

Nancy Etcoff: Happiness and its surprises

Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?

Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, game theory, monkeys

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

Vilayanur Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

Gero Miesenboeck: Re-engineering the brain

Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons

Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain

Suzanne Talhouk: Don’t kill your language

Sugata Mitra: Kids can teach themselves

Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

Shimon Schocken: What a bike ride can teach you

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing

Phil Borges: Photos of endangered cultures

Paul Sereno: Digging up dinosaurs

Michael Merzenich: Growing evidence of brain plasticity

Marc Koska: 1.3m reasons to re-invent the syringe

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Jonathan Drori: What we think we know

Jok Church: A circle of caring

John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding

John Legend: “True Colors”

Hector Ruiz: The thinking behind 50×15

Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering

Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

Einstein the Parrot: A talking, squawking parrot

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

David Hoffman: Sputnik mania

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

Clifford Stoll: The call to learn

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner

Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts

Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Arthur Benjamin: A performance of “Mathemagic”

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we’re born

AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide!

Alan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

Adam Savage: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

Peter Doolittle: How your “working memory” makes sense of the world

Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

Jeff Hawkins: How brain science will change computing

Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day