videos: Power of Presence Lesson 3


Empathy Kills Stories | Craig Cunningham | TEDxLakeTravisHigh

Published on Jun 3, 2016

Filmmaker Craig Cunningham suggests that good intentions often lead us to over-empathize when listening to another’s story. His suggestion: listen with curiosity and recognize that, even when deeply identifying with a story, another’s experience is wholly unique – to them – and there is much to be learned when we just listen.

Craig Cunningham is a writer and film director based out of Austin, Texas. He is a partner at Canowan, where he focuses on bringing stories and ideas to life.

Scaling the Empathy Wall: Listening with Curiosity and Interest - Arlie Russell Hochschild, Ph.D.

Published on Feb 11, 2017

Scaling the Empathy Wall: Listening with Curiosity and Interest – Arlie Russell Hochschild, Ph.D.

This is Your Brain on Curiosity | Matthias Gruber | TEDxUCDavisSalon

Published on Nov 20, 2015

Matthias Gruber speaks at a 2015 TEDx salon event at UC Davis.

Matthias Gruber is a cognitive neuroscientist in the Dynamic Memory Lab at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience. He is investigating why we remember some things better than others. He is especially interested in how curiosity energizes the brain and how we can harness the power of curiosity to benefit learning in daily life. His work on curiosity has been featured in media outlets around the world, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, Scientific American, and the NIH Director’s Blog. Having lived in Northern California for the last few years, Matthias enjoys the down-to-earth and eco-friendly vibe in Davis. When he is not in the lab writing scripts to analyze brain data, you can either see him with his 2-year old son at the playground, skiing in Tahoe, or enjoying a coffee around town.

Why do we ask questions? Michael "Vsauce" Stevens at TEDxVienna

Published on Dec 9, 2013

Michael Stevens the persona behind the YouTube sensation Vsauce, is an online personality with an entertaining approach to explaining the science behind seemingly ordinary, everyday phenomena. Michael’s videos have been watched over 400 million times and Vsauce’s 4.5 million subscribers continues to add an astonishing 15 thousand subscribers each day. Michael lives in London where he works for Google as an in-house consultant for other creators on the platform.

Ian Leslie on Why We Must Continue to Learn and be Curious

Published on Jun 18, 2014

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Watch author Ian Leslie as he asks what feeds curiosity and what starves it. Revealing that curiosity is not a gift, but a habit that parents, schools, workplaces and individuals need to nurture if it is to thrive.