A short video on language development for the general public. [牙牙學語] 普遍來說，幼童6個月時，就會開始有牙牙學語的聲音，到了一歲，就會開始說有意思的單字或詞語。有家長會問：「如果我孩子到了一歲只會發出『咿咿呀呀』的聲音，甚至於還沒開口發聲，到底是什麼問題呢？是否代表他們完全還沒發展語言？其他幼童說的單字又是什麼呢？」我聽一聽言語治療臨床導師，楊浩怡姑娘的解說。
A short video on game and language development for the general public. [遊戲及語言發展] 為了贏在起跑線上，很多家長會帶幼童參加playgroup或興趣班，但其實是否必要呢，而且是否能取代幼童和家長之間的遊玩？遊戲究竟對幼童有多重要？(1:22) 市面上玩具五花八門，家長如何選擇？幼童在不同階段適合玩什麼玩具？(2:07) 隨著科技發達，一些家長會讓幼童使用平板電腦等電子產品學習語言和玩遊戲，是否妥當呢？(4:00) 大家一起聽聽專家的說法！ 如大家想詳細知道如何透過不同遊戲引導小孩和提供適當語言輸入，請留意下一集！
Tanmay Bakshi realized that in order to prevent suicide, we need a better way of detecting patterns. For the last 3 years, Tanmay and his team have been developing an app that can pick up on irregularities in a person's online behavior to build an early warning systems for at-risk teens. His hope is that this app will help get teens in distress the help they need, when they need it most.
What if we looked at Parkinson's as an neurological electrical problem? Brain researcher Eleftheria Pissadaki and her team study dopamine neurons, the neurons that selectively die during Parkinson's. They discovered that the bigger a neuron is, the more vulnerable it becomes because it simply requires more energy. This new insight is reframing the disease -- and by "finding the fuse box for each neuron" and figuring out how much energy it needs, may help us neuroprotect our brain cells.
Irina Kareva translates biology into mathematics and vice versa. She writes mathematical models that describe the dynamics of cancer, with the goal of developing new drugs that target tumors. "The power and beauty of mathematical modeling lies in the fact that it makes you formalize, in a very rigorous way, what we think we know," Kareva says. "It can help guide us to where we should keep looking, and where there may be a dead end." It all comes down to asking the right question and translating it to the right equation, and back.
When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that's uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: "Being honest about how we feel doesn't make us weak -- it makes us human."
Do you know what you want when you die? Do you know how you want to be remembered? In a candid, heartfelt talk about a subject most of us would rather not discuss, Michelle Knox asks each of us to reflect on our core values around death and share them with our loved ones, so they can make informed decisions without fear of having failed to honor our legacies. "Life would be a lot easier to live if we talked about death now," Knox says. "We need to discuss these issues when we are fit and healthy so we can take the emotion out of it -- and then we can learn not just what is important, but why it's important."
What if we incentivized doctors to keep us healthy instead of paying them only when we're already sick? Matthias Müllenbeck explains how this radical shift from a sick care system to a true health care system could save us from unnecessary costs and risky procedures -- and keep us healthier for longer.