TED Talk

The forgotten history of autism

This 14-minute video (see below) features Steve Silberman, author of Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity . The producers say: “Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the…
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Neurodiversity – the key that unlocked my world

This 18 minute video features Elisabeth Wiklander, speaking at a TEDxGöteborg event. The preamble says: “What do you think about, when you hear the word, ‘autism’? No diagnostic manual can truly explain the multifaceted experience of autism. It’s a neurological…
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How economic inequality harms societies

In this 15 minute video, Prof. Richard Wilkinson gives a TED-talk based on his book (co-authored with Prof. Kate Pickett),  The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone Following on from the above, came The Inner Level (“How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing”). This book…
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What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

TED Talk (13 minute video) … The video’s producers say: “When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive…
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