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What Makes Us ... Us

What Makes Us ... Us

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For thousands of years, we've searched to answer the question: Who are we? Today, science has brought us closer than ever to the answer. This hour, TED speakers share ideas on what makes us ... us. In a brand new interview, neuroscientist Anil Seth explores how our brains construct our conscious reality--everything we perceive, from objects to emotions. Other guests from the original 2016 episode include biochemist Sam Sternberg, psychologist Steven Pinker, and humorist Ze Frank.
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Twyla Gaeta

well I'm no Dr .but I will look an try to help I would need more info on the process what youve already tried ......i have a SON who is wired differently gets off on causing pain the reaction he gets from people is the part he enjoys ...like if you were letting a different kid tickle you. an they laugh my son wants to beat you an laugh. now his language is environment but not the way He is wired his father sociopath he has the genes.....om a realist I know all about them I pay close attention he has always been wired different o would cry because he just didnt ever want love even a as a infant pinching an pulling hair his two favorite things ..

Dec 8th
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Krista Dawn

Twyla Gaeta This also sounds like an Autistic behavior. My younger nephew likes getting and inflicting pain. He is on the Autism Spectrum and gets special therapy to work with his Autistic issues.

Jan 20th
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Existential Crisis

Eugenics is a glaring danger that will come with Gene editing.

Oct 11th
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Alli G

No! Rosalind Franklin discovered the structure of DNA

Oct 8th
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Francesco Marzotto

Alli G She did fundamental x-ray diffraction experiments on crystallized DNA (especially Photo 51) which led to the double helix hypothesis for the structure of DNA, which was formulated by Watson and Crick. In science it's hard to pinpoint exactly who discovered what, as it's a constantly updating process. Without her contribution Watson and Crick surely wouldn't have been able to test or even conceive the hypothesis as they did. They also dedicated their Nobel prize to her, who was already dead at the time.

Oct 8th
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