Review: TED podcast on the Brain and Meaning

There is an episode of the TED pocast series which looks at how the brain constructs meaning. This is a very brief talk (just over 6 minutes) by information designer Tom Wujec. He outlines the functions of three regions in the brain – the ventral and dorsal streams for vision processing and the limbic system for processing of emotions. He then goes onto explain how these functions can be used by the brain to construct meaning about the world. Wujec has done some interesting work on converting this understanding into improving the way in which people collaborate. This is a brief episode but with easy to remember principles that can be easily applied.


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