The default category for anybody new: indifferent

Body Language Expert Keynote Mark Bowden at TEDx Toronto — The Importance Of Being Inauthentic
Mark Bowden
Oct 27, 2013

The default category for anybody new that you meet on this earth: indifferent

You are contagious
Vanessa Van Edwards


All behavior serves a purpose. It just may be that we don’t understand …

When mental illness enters the family
Dr. Lloyd Sederer
TEDx Talks
Jan 6, 2015

Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D., is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), the nation’s largest state mental health system.

All behavior serves a purpose. It just may be that we don’t understand what that purpose is.

leverage: in all families, it’s a two-way street. You give and you get, and you get by giving. So I ask families: “What support are you providing your family member?”

Andrew Steward

TEDxDU Andrew Steward: Beating Mental Illness
TEDx Talks
May 20, 2011

“When someone breaks their arm, we rush to sign their cast. When someone is diagnosed with mental illness, we run the other way.”

Depression, sweat lodges, Bikram yoga

Rethinking How We Understand and Treat Depression
Charles Raison at TEDxTucsonSalon
TEDx Talks
May 16, 2013


if mothers with depression are treated successfully, the effect on the mood is greater in their children (who didn’t take the pill) than in them.

5:00 there are hundreds of studies: smog causes depression
If we track pollution levels, they correlate with emergency visits for depression and suicide attempts

12:05 sweat lodge

12:18 Bikram Yoga

A chatbot’s tone and personality

A chatbot’s tone and personality affect how well it is received by the user. It even affects how intelligent it appears to be.
How to Build a Chatbot Without Coding > DOs and DON’Ts of dialog design
IBM. May 2018

Watson Assistant Tooling Overview
IBM Watson
Mar 20, 2018

Create a news chatbot to deliver content through Facebook Messenger

Build a chatbot in 6 minutes with IBM Watson Conversation
Chris & Chris on Chatbots
Jul 26, 2016

Neel Burton > The Anatomy of Melancholy

The anatomy of melancholy — Can depression be good for you?
Dr. Neel Burton
TEDxMaribor, Mar 2, 2012

Dr Neel Burton is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and writer who lives and teaches in Oxford, England, where he also runs the Oxford Wine Academy and the Meaning of Madness Course.

the human condition

geographical variations in the prevalence of depression

existential angst