Genius, Mental Illness and Everything in Between: Dr. Lamont Tang at TEDxHongKongED

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To what extent is genius and mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia related? To what extent do genetics and environment influence genius and mental illness? Do we as a society overestimate and overemphasize the value of intelligence? This talk explores the age-old notion that "genius" and "madness" are related. With the explosion of scientific knowledge on the brain in the last decade, this talk explores the extent to which we currently understand the biological basis of creativity, intelligence, and mental illness.
Dr. Lamont Tang graduated from Stanford University and received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Brandeis University while training under Professor Eve Marder, past President of the Society of Neuroscience. He then continued his post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco with Graeme Davis. Lamont has published in top neuroscience and biology journals and his research interests include genetics, genomics, physiology, and theoretical neuroscience. Outside of academia, Lamont is an accomplished musician, having studied under Carol Sindell and Dorothy Delay--one of the world's most renowned violin teachers. Lamont has performed as a soloist with prominent orchestras such as the Oregon Symphony and has also performed in masterclasses with musicians such as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukeman, Cho-Liang Lin and Glen Dicterow.
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@helRAEzzzer 5 yıl önce
This is my favorite Ted talk that I've seen so far. If I ever got the chance to, I want to research similar things with neurology, genetics, and environment in conection with mental illnesses, but more specifically in children. In the United States, where I live, it's not recommended to diagnose children with serious disorders, as it is less common to show symptoms as children. Yes, childhood development and a child's average behavior patterns versus an adult's can absolutely make diagnosis of mental illnesses more complicated at best with traditional methods, but what if doctors could utilize family history of mental illness, home life knowlage, and MRIs (and other types of brain scans and tests) to better identify schizophrenia from autism, for example as schizophrenic children are often misdiagnosed as autistic. What if there was a way to lessen the chances of a child at higher risk for developing mental illnesses from sevier symptoms or any illness at all? You can try to prevent developing alcoholism and other addiction disorders by looking at family history and avoiding the environmental factors, maybe many mental illnesses can be looked at and handled similarly. I have dealt with the handling of juvinial mental illness first hand as a patient. I have had depression since I was about 3 years old. By the time was 10 it became obvious that I had some form of mood disorder and was put in therapy. By age 11 I was on antidepressants, but still only diagnosed with "depression" and "unspecified mood disorder" - though I also had ADHD and ODD on paper at this point. My diagnosis weren't ever really looked at until my first impatient psychiatric hospitalization at age 13. They diagnosed me bipolar and autistic, adding a mood stabilizer to my antidepressant. My first stay was when I first remember having suicidal thoughts, as nothing was explained to me and the treatments offered for children are/were designed to benefit my parents, not me (though I learned this later while ranting with my mum about mental health care frustrations. They were actually surprised when my parents told them they didn't want me drugged to sleep all day, they wanted me to have a productive life.). I've had minor suicidal thoughts before this, though they were so "quiet" for me that I hardly noticed over my daily activities. I'm 27 now and am only recently getting propper diagnosis and treatments. Some of my updated diagnosis were looked into when I was a teenager (16 years old at my second psych stay) but were then decided against. Looking back, there is NO WAY my borderline personality disorder was truly missed, but I wasn't 18 yet. I'm chronically suicidal now and don't anticipate any new treatments I try to help much at this point. I've lived with depression (at the least) for the vast majority of my life, that overly successful treatment will likely cause me to need more outside life skill asistance than I need now, between treatments. There is a lot more to my dealings with this stuff than that, but this is a few major points for me. NO CHILD SHOULD BE DISMISSED FOR POSSIBLE ILLNESS! Rare does not equal never. I want to prove that there could be better ways of identifying and treating mental illness in children so kids don't grow up feeling like it's too late for them, like I do most days. I want to lobby with Washington for better care and treatments for children, adolescents, and the 10%-30% of patients that are treatment resistant (maybe there are things that can help this group too that we haven't found yet). Sorry for my ramblings.
@jieunkim9294 5 yıl önce
Great speech! Thanks. From the experiences with my two kids who have schizophrenia, I totally agreed what Dr said. They couldn't do higher thinking. They went back to almost 6-8 years ago. Time didn't run in my family.
@zohaib5245 10 aylar önce
they went back to almost 6 - 8 yeras ago. what does that mean???
@gamezswinger 9 yıl önce
Very nice talk-told with compassion.
@bubbyblossom7339 5 yıl önce
This is great this makes me have hope for myself being schizoaffective I feel I’m a mad genius lol. One person even told me they thought I was a genius. I hope one day there can be a cure the thing is finding something to help paranoia and delusions without cutting out the creativeness that or genius from schizophrenia
@jimone732 4 yıl önce
First thing I would suggest you to do is to refrain from drying or eating anything with cafe in from now on and to take 4 tablets of omega 3 oils ad 4 of flaxseed or primose oil per day..2 of each at breakfast an 2 of each with dinner...also refrain from smoking any mariguamna from now on
@jimone732 4 yıl önce
Also stop taking the zombie pills the doctor prescribe to you..
@brezzadestate5114 4 yıl önce
I have an advanced degree in Psychology, but I've been working in an unrelated professional field for almost 20 years now. I don't believe the field of Psychology has many clear answers, and there are a lot of politics/ego involved in both the practice and academic research. The field has been very reluctant to give up the nurturing narrative as explanatory for the majority of illnesses, despite the fact evidence usually never supports the hypothesis. There are just a few conditions that you can end up with as the result of your environment and parenting. You can end up with trauma and adjustment disorders. That's about it. If it's not specifically trauma or an adjustment disorder, we need to give up looking at the parents as the cause of the problem. Personality disorders are not caused by the environment, unless we are specifically talking about trauma. Most people in the field won't give that up. Anti-social personality disorder and borderline personality disorder have tons of empirical evidence suggesting it's really not an invalidating environment to blame. There are brain differences, genetic lineages involved, and it all can't be explained by, oh, well, the environment caused the brain changes. People just don't want to give that up, because it's so much easier to have someone to blame. It's so scary to admit a person can be born with a particular personality disposition, that they can inherit it, with nobody to blame.
@HadithiAbdulle 2 yıl önce
Beautiful comment! Thanks
@vincec.202 Yıl önce
In short, you're mak8ng my point yet again. He's pushing a THEORY in pseudoscience. HIS theory. To say childhood trauma and genetics aren't factors in future "mental illness" diagnosis is absolutely absurd. There's 300 mental illness in the DSM 5. About 6-8 categories under that, and there are DEFINITELY commonalities of people having family history of diagnosis and childhood trauma of the same description.
@jewhisperer Yıl önce
Never stop asking questions, doing just fine
@jamespeace1237 Yıl önce
This man rocks in explanations of insightful knowledge of brain,chemicals that produce serotonin, dopamine..nutritional values .
@richardakadickieofvauxhall8720 Yıl önce
To me, it's like a very thin line between being a Genius and being Mad. However, excellence comes from inside of an individual whilst madness is a judgement from outside imposed on an individual by the community they are living in, which has certain shared beliefs that are, in turn, culture and time bound - at times resulting in huge gaps between values declared/owned and how that given culture is actually experienced on a daily basis. Some say there is no such thing as a mental illness or psychiatric illness but dysharmony between the development of areas of people's intelligence that leads to a degree of uncertainty - particularly ever since Science/Culture/Arts , in the process of secularisation, failed to take over from Religion its role in looking after people's spiritual needs, including advising the crowds regarding how to approach the unknown/unfamiliar or deal with uncertainty. As the humans brains are developed in a way that heavily relies on prediction for risk management uncertainty inherently causes frustration. A label, a diagnosis, a stigma is a developmental stage that is there to release the excess energy of such frustration in a (seemingly) less agressive way. Though I wonder if such channelling by pathologising also played a significant part in spreading toxic negativism and covert malevolence which had been the real pandemic, as I see it, for over a decade. Perhaps it is time for humanity to make another step forward in their development instead of continue going around in circles by immersing themselves in toxic shaming executed by silencing, isolating and judgement as we, apart from the tech domain of intelligence, had been doing that for over 2000 years that actually disrespects the greatest invisible ( as in operating invisibly or in the dark) force of the Universe labelled as Time. Time, by its nature, flows in one direction and to date manages humanity (i.e. there is no such thing as "time management" as humans can not manage time yet). The expression "history repeats itself" is actually indicating we are going round in circles and did not take certain, necessary developmental steps in a timely fashion. Given that the Laws of Thermodynamics ( preservation of energy, balance out unevenness to achieve equilibrium) apply to our Universe as it is regarded to be a closed system there could be or must be a considerable energy-unevenness coming from, what I label to be, the "time debt" which is essentially an energy discrepancy (felt as frustration, for instance) that is the result of holding onto behaviours, beliefs and cultures that have already existed and past their time. Even if those beliefs/behaviours were helpful, healthy and fostered adaptation in the past the Time, hence the context, has changed so they cannot be applied the same way at present or in future without risking generating time debt. Over time such cumulative time debt leads to greater and greater risks to existence of humanity, such as global warming, mental ill-health being the number one cause for concern when it comes to humans' health.
@enth_1674 4 yıl önce
I always thought that mental illness was related to higher intelligence. (specifically OCD, Depression, and other anxiety disorders). I Have many disorders such as the ones I stated and even more than that. I was recently tested professionally and scored a 130-ish on the IQ test. This is in no way a boast, I would rather have less intelligence and be able to relate better to others/ not be expected to be "smart" and have "lots of potential" from my parents and teachers. Edit: This doesn't prove anything but someone should preform a large scale study of it.
@wadeguidry6675 4 yıl önce
I have read somewhere that the most intelligent person on Earth was a bouncer in a bar and now lives on a farm. With an IQ of 200 he was smart enough to figure out that life is too short to bother with impressing anyone with his potential in fields that hold very little interest to himself such as physics or advanced science pursuits that could make him extremely rich. He simply and quite intelligently lives a life of contentment.
@DariaRock1 2 yıl önce
@@wadeguidry6675 spiritually and morally very intelligent of him... I am at the same point in my life; scored high on tests, not as high as he... ... have Lyme (despite lyme I scored 120 -130)... artist, philosophy diploma, writing poetry.... and and and; I want to be happy in the first line now...
@krisrhood2127 2 yıl önce
I believe that when I was younger my school actually tried to hold me back
@LIVEsuPerHeroeS 7 yıl önce
TY for your groundbreaking research into this sensitive subject matter!
@Mad_S 5 yıl önce
I find it hard to take this one seriously. He talks about mental illness as if it is truly something as simple as a cold. He mentions that there is no cure but he fails to mention that its because these illnesses have such vast spectrums and they interconnect with eachother and into the daily life so seamlessly that there is no one process that would cure everyone dealing with any one or multiple of these mental illnesses, there are only ways to cope.
@Maria-du9mf 2 yıl önce
Very true but he wants people to don't have the illness to get the picture that it is no moral failing or fault of anyone. He needs to preach it as not a big deal so that people who don't have it will stop stigmatizing people who do. He did say that within the next decade or two that he sees a cure. It is only good doctors like him who will be working on a cure. We need to support those who have mental illness and be deeply compassionate and understanding because as you pointed out it is a terrible complex and multifaceted illness. We need to educate society but also support good doctors who are trying to find a cure. Good luck in all you do. You obviously are an extremely bright and insightful person.
@new-knowledge8040 5 yıl önce
If a person was transported back in time, and then the person spoke of many things that are today said to be things that obviously exist, those in the past would most likely classify the person as being completely mad. Back in time, many of the things that we now know exist and take for granted, would be seen as completely impossible and thus belong in fiction books only. Thus much of the truth of our today, would be seen in the past as that which is only seen by a madman. Sadly, if today you can see new truths of distant tomorrows, your visions will still be said to be those of no one but a madman. Thus it is to be understood that the current definition of being "Mad", is flawed. The idea that being a very very sane person, and thus you are able to see truths better than do others, will have you be defined as being mad person, is damn scary. The more sane you are, the more you will be rejected.
@facioergosum2445 4 yıl önce
This is a very interesting point! Are you familiar with Plato's allegory of the cave? 3 prisoners are trapped in a cave, unable to move. They are forced to stare at the wall in front of them whilst shadows of objects are cast onto the wall infront. One prisoner is unchained and dragged out of the cave (dragged is interesting terminology because it suggests that he was unwilling to leave his prison). When he exists the cave he sees the 'real' world. A world he has never seen before. The sun is blinding at first. His eyes adjust and He looks across the landscape realising that what he had experienced his entire life was not reality, it was an illusion. He is taken back down into the cave and chained back in his position. He tries to tell the other prisoners that this isn't reality. The truth is elsewhere. The prisoners threaten him with death if he ever speaks like that again. This is representative of the sane man attempting to convey truth to those who are ignornet (I.e. the majority). It's a really interesting story and can be applied to multiple different situations. I found it to be synonymous with your point.
@ewawyhowska2097 6 yıl önce
In case of Jonathan Nash his initial diagnosis of schisophrenia was at some point switched to bipolar. At the end of his life he himself questioned both of the diagnosis and ... I would follow his doubts.
@laraoneal7284 3 yıl önce
I’ve read over and over that childhood trauma causes these brain changes also.
@LadyPC 4 yıl önce
I made a promise to myself that no matter how bad anything ever got, I would NEVER kill myself. Sometimes it can be very irritating, but moving into gratitude and acceptance is where I'm at now!
@calebbean3658 5 yıl önce
The development of our pre-frontal cortex is usually increased on the negative side and decreased on the positive side if we are high-functioning. The total size in schizotypy is about the same, just disproportionate. This is due to increased threat detection in the parietal lobe and increased emotional sensitivity. The ventricle enlargement often comes from the effects of harder antipsychotic medications. Schizotypy is schizophrenia. Just like Asperger's is autism. Functioning labels are nothing but a way to throw the "hopeless" away.
@tednorton5150 6 yıl önce
A genius is someone whose mental illness succeeds, a crazy person is someone whose mental illness does not. An "eccentric" person is usually well off. A 'crazy" person is usually of a lower socio economic class.
@AngelAPerez-qp3xg 4 yıl önce
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@anasiver976 4 yıl önce
unfortunately, i not agree withu, for me, to set a genius or crazy mental illness shud not base on their socio economic'..usually they are came from different background of socio economic.
@florahanifah4306 4 yıl önce
@@anasiver976 i think ted norton just trying to be sarcasm Thats how society think about genius, crazy, eccentric
@lolaispure4296 3 yıl önce
@henricodeklerk3168 2 yıl önce
Couldn't have said it better myself
@T3hN3wB 4 yıl önce
The correlation between marijuana users (begin using as teens) and people who later develop schizophrenia killed the entire talk for me. We have no way of determining if the root was per-exsisting. In other words, are people who are already predisposed more likely to try marijuana as a teen vs it being a cause. Giving it causation is short sighted and seems uninformed.
@ronnieevers5115 8 yıl önce
Scrolling down,,,, reading others comments,,,I hope to one day see your presentation on this subject,,,Dr.Lamont Tang, I really enjoyed your video.
@joshuablack8221 6 yıl önce
People need to pay better attention. When this man initially used the term, "NORMAL," he did so with quotation marks, meaning that he does not wish to stigmatize those suffering from mental illness nor suggest that those who do not suffer with mental illness are somehow better. He used the term to keep it simple so that those who don't possess much knowledge can comprehend the information, which is vital.
@arabellacox 4 yıl önce
Mental illness is a, combination of Nature/Nurture. A child can be born with a predisposition but Complex Trauma suffered in the developmental years will turn that predisposition into a given. A childs mind is incredibly fragile and must be protected.
@DariaRock1 2 yıl önce
@jimmyhuesandthehouserocker1069 2 yıl önce
I'm supposed to be a genius and I've had serious problems with mental illness. I was diagnosed as a maniac depressive in 1999, but I don't have the classic symptoms. Seems like if I truly had the disorder, I'd have much more trouble and problems than what I do now
@ShunyamNiketana 6 yıl önce
The brain information is excellent, but an oral essay like this needs to define key concepts such as genius and madness. Was Van Gogh a genius, for example, or just a unique and impassioned artist who, yes, succumbed to manic-depression? Or maybe that is genius. Or was he alienated, and eventually very depressed, because French society (and his difficult personality) prevented him from finding a niche with support, hence the 'madness' in response, though that madness may have fueled the art? It gets very circular, and the speaker here jumps from mainly artistic examples (Poe, Plath, Van Gogh) to an explanation of schizophrenia. Of the four mad geniuses briefly profiled, only John Nash was diagnosed schizophrenic.
@sw123n7 Yıl önce
Wow I love the word he said that mental illness people is not dangerous but victim super agree
@TekoDevPro 2 yıl önce
" I work hard everyday in spite of feeling so so so depressed. I'm a person who's very introverted, so I don't have any friends. I'm successful in my education, but I feel that I need something else to feel good. Grades don't fill that hole in my heart. "
@sampsonraysimon 7 yıl önce
Thank you, Dr. Tang.
@ShunyamNiketana 6 yıl önce
As for the 46% comorbidity in twins, it tell us that from conception each twin experiences a different environment.
@barbarabrennan1753 7 yıl önce
Severe deprivation creates difficulties. Like not having a car. Having to take bus being subjected to either ostracism or situations thrust upon you. Your brain changes with severe deprivation.
@carlboudreaux 5 yıl önce
I have bi polar disorder.....i could just give up and get a check.....but when I work harder, and try...I do well!!
@Maria-du9mf 2 yıl önce
That's so, so great. Many people who have bi-polar do not accept that they have it and do not get treatment. This means that they suffer far more than they should. Some have anosognosia (meaning that they do not even know that they are ill). It's horrible to see someone not get they help they need. It's awesome that you are able to do WELL!!! CONGRATS!!!!
@BURBXN 2 yıl önce
Hope ur doing well
@reinasvibez8950 Yıl önce
That part same here just have to relax and stay away from stress triggers
@buck4science1 11 aylar önce
Me too! When I don’t have structure I’m a bigger mess than ever
@carlboudreaux 10 aylar önce
WOW I thought I wrote that last week
@jspinks2388 8 yıl önce
They often do go hand in hand, as Subjective it can be/viewed you know. I do wonder/question what Madness even really entails, Excessive form's of instability/Personality wise/emotionally/Subjective/opinionated views of inappropriate behavior's/Act's? Yet I notice many of these things with even myself, and very much attempt to adjust. Simply a lot of it is extremely irrational/delusional/negative based thought's that will just run rampant through many individual's. It's just like a revolving/repeating process. Ask myself a lot, some moments yes I feel bit more on the intelligent/Genius level of mind...other times's well into more like just being ill/weird/dull, or whatever you want to call it.
@jayrich6532 6 yıl önce
bipolar & schizophrenia is when your bodys sensory organs are on overload, and when people question your sanity and challenge your morals, it makes you crazy. like a record player skipping the same 10 seconds of the song over and over. the key is to stop the skipping and letting the rest of the album play....and hopefully find yourself again. maybe the crazy people are really sane..and the so called sane people are crazy. you'll never know! lol
@ZDanimations 5 yıl önce
Jay Rich I would give anything to feel normal again. There is nothing sane about hearing voices telling you to get out of your body in the middle of a silent room, or work, or wherever.
@Nero-was-Right 9 yıl önce
All geniuses have "mental disorders". That is where genius comes from. "Mental disorders" are just a way for normals to label weird people. To try to make it a bad thing to not be normal. But no way I am better than normal people. Normal people are jealous of geniuses like myself and others so they make up things like that to feel better about themselves. Being different isn't bad it's what makes me superior.
@linabingbing3881 5 yıl önce
Contradicting statement. One person in any status in life is not superior to another sad u believe that u r.
@face_the_absurd 3 yıl önce
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." - Albert Camus Albert Camus is the founder of the philosophy of Absurdism. He rejects claims of being an existentialist, though it seems to be an issue with semantics, because the word has more than one context. Absurdism is a philosophical response to ease one's >existential< crisis upon "facing the absurd." In that context, the philosophy could be called nihilistic/existential Absurdism. "Camus was a philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second-youngest recipient in history. In philosophy, "the Absurd" refers to the conflict between the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life, and the human inability to find any in a purposeless, meaningless or chaotic and irrational universe. The universe and the human mind do not each separately cause the Absurd, but rather, the Absurd arises by the contradictory nature of the two existing simultaneously. As a philosophy, absurdism furthermore explores the fundamental nature of the Absurd and how individuals, once becoming conscious of the Absurd, should respond to it. [Becoming conscious of the Absurd is synonymous with slipping into an existential crisis.] The absurdist philosopher Albert Camus stated that individuals should embrace the absurd condition of human existence. He then promotes life rich in willful experience. [Absurdism is an anti-suicide philosophy, unlike nihilism on its own.] Absurdism shares some concepts, and a common theoretical template, with existentialism and nihilism. It has its origins in the work of the 19th-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, who chose to confront the crisis that humans face with the Absurd by developing his own existentialist philosophy. Absurdism as a belief system was born of the European existentialist movement that ensued, specifically when Camus rejected certain aspects of that philosophical line of thought." - Wikipedia
@face_the_absurd 3 yıl önce
"To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others." - Albert Camus We are eccentric because we are esoteric. Being seen as "cringey" by others is nothing more than an unfortunate byproduct of being esoteric. Don't let the opinions of others stop you from asserting yourself. You might find that a lot of stuff you say out loud, are things that others often think about but avoid talking about out of fear of being seen as eccentrics. "To know oneself, one should assert oneself." - Albert Camus
@agenrechannel3787 3 yıl önce
@xzzlonezzwolfzzx Yıl önce
I like this, it has good info. It’s weird for a Ted talk though. Feels too informal almost? Kinda like a teacher with a curriculum slide show.
@beatacerda8576 8 yıl önce
I wish to talk on TED one day
@yasmeenpalesa9859 8 yıl önce
That's how bad dis Dr is
@phertility9720 7 yıl önce
what do you want to share?
@thisguy5036 4 yıl önce
Beata Cerda do not wish , do
@theexmormonatheist9677 6 yıl önce
Neglected to mention that Van Gogh had epilepsy. Not an insignificant part of his story. John Nash didn't invent game theory, he created governing dynamics and was bisexual and schizophrenic and struggled with complications of these complications.
@dustinclark3390 Yıl önce
There is a chance of metaphysical entanglement and when it happens it's depressing.
@ronnieevers5115 8 yıl önce
could listen to you for hours,,,
@the_luminary 4 yıl önce
Well i suppose this is one just narrative of mental disorders biologically. But I must absolutely recommend watching the crowdfunded documentary film CRAZYWISE film by Phil Borge and his team to get the Whole picture. Very thought provoking video. You're Welcome. 👌🏽🙏🏽
@Sunflower-vp8bc 3 yıl önce
@vonnishee8787 6 yıl önce
mental illness comes from dysfunctional abusive lives as well as and biological explanations, I tell people all the time be honest with your doctors about external causation (IE.childhood abuse/neglect ) so they can effectively treat any biological causes. don't think that treating my biological condition is all I need and that with make it possible that I don't have to face my childhood trauma. half-ass addressing causation means half-ass better.
@christinewilson4660 8 yıl önce
He lost me when he said artist Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear--he didn't. His ear was damaged during a fight he and artist Gaugin had where Gaugin pulled a knife; Van Gogh's ear was cut, but remained intact. And writer, Edgar Allen Poe did not commit suicide. His actual cause of death is unknown, but it is suspected he died from exposure after he passed out in the street due to drunkenness. He was found outside in the street, semi-conscious by a stranger. Poe died in a hospital a 4 days later. All medical records of him, including his death certificate (indicating cause of death) were lost, whereabouts unknown.
@hammerstrumm 7 yıl önce
+Christine Wilson there is now also question wether van Gogh was perhaps accidentally killed by two village boys who came to him while he was painting in the fields.They got hold of the gun he used to scare away crows, in a playful way, and accidentally shot him in the stomach.VG stumbled to the village cafe and told nothing of the boys (so as not to get them in trouble,or perhaps felt humiliated) and said he did it himself. He must have known from war stories how painful a stomach shotwound is..not a good way to go i heard on the radio there was a new study about this, published some years ago.Havent read it.
@lissa4750 5 yıl önce
@MrGarysugarman 5 yıl önce
Watch "Loving Vincent". It goes as in-depth as possible into what looks like his murder by the two boys- actually one in particular who apparently did the shooting - who had been harassing him for a while leading up to that day. There is even the analysis of an early forensic gun expert in the village who analyzes the angle of the gunshot which he says is impossible to be self-inflicted. Its an excellent movie with incredible animation entirely hand-drawn by a team of about 100 artists who worked on it for about 10 years.
@lissa4750 5 yıl önce
Loving Vincent sucks. Not a good source either but ok
@edwardchege2623 Yıl önce
The elusive genius by Elizabeth Gilbert Ted talk. She explains that it's the relationship with creativity that modern society that have simply in the old days they said you have a genius simply an entity came from outside but today we say people are a geniuses which is a too heavy burden to carry (Jordan Peterson- psychology of creativity he states artist or creatives live on the edge of chaos which is foolish and yet the very thing that rejuvenates the cities.
@kungfustyle1 10 yıl önce
Quality, that is science there. I liked that alot :-)
@laraoneal7284 3 yıl önce
I have some of these symptoms and I have ADHD. I’m wondering if adhd is in someway related to schizophrenia or schitzoid tendencies. My executive functioning is very low functioning.
@antonior4217 4 yıl önce
The insane person is sometimes a genuis in disguise, this disguise is called the perception of others;
@lordcarve 2 yıl önce
What measure determines if someone comes from a good home? Abuse slips through the cracks of the system all the time.
@theexmormonatheist9677 6 yıl önce
For scizophrenia. But that does not mean that everything listed as pathological in the DSM is as valid a diagnosis as schizophenia.
@deanpharis6162 8 yıl önce
I don't know if I'm common sense stupid and intelligent at the same time on useless things that make me feel like I'm so advanced in some areas that other people act as I'm just obsesse about things,I taught myself to draw maps of the world & can name EVERY nation point out 100's of cities,I'm obsessed with history I'm a conspiracy theorist and I get irritated w people that disagree I have been artistic since I was a toddler,I was sent to a school of gifted artisr when I was 6,But I have these tic's that I have to do like licking my fingers before touching paper,I count my steps when walking,I am NOT mathematical but I like odd numbers & I use to turn lights on & off or touching things many times,it mentally exhausted me,I'm not a genius my IQ is 140 but sometimes I lose ppl in conversations cause I have a very complexed God belief that I also obsess over many religions,I had lost my dad nephew my older brother &sister I have had crippling panic attacks only benzodiazapams help me,,I was diagnosed with bipolar that I don't believe anti depressants work,They make me insanely anxious,I self medicated for over 10 yrs with benzo's & opiates but the opiates I used was morphine & heroin,I've been on 7.5 norcos over a year & I don't have withdraws but when the bevzos leave my system I have gloomy thoughts of death & our consciousness living on,I've been taught the eternal fire & brimstone for 90% of us Which I DO NOT BELIEVE cuse other countries where Christianity is Prohibited,That would mean Muslims,Hindu's Buddhist ect:are dammed & with so many loss of family most of us had hard financially poor & with tragedy,I am very likable everyone knows me as the big mean looking guy that use to fight,But do not anymore, I have very pleasant moods but also have no tollerance for people that have authority over me,I feel in some areas I'm more qualified than some D.R's when they know there is a fine line between drugs that help your serotonin production or distribution and it creating suicidal thoughts,Because your in a zombie state & life is too real & overwhelming with the feelings of wanting to take a sedative to releave yourself rfom it,D.R's need to study eastern medicine and listen to patients,Because I have panic & anxiety I know my body my beain and know antidepressant's aren't the cure all
@anasiver976 4 yıl önce
I like teXtalk, i analyse and determine myself having hallucination + Mental illness.. tbh someone has call me selfCenteredPeople, my opinion is none of expert physcatric/phycoligist can treat the mental illness..
@ghetto-chicladybaroness7764 8 yıl önce
Quite interesting. However I do not care much for the term "normal" when describing the non schziophrenic brain, I suggest people read "They are Making US Mad", great book,I am not attempting to down grade anyones emtnal heallth issues, more so why can it not be okay for an indivual to be unable to ignore specific stimuli, the Docter does suggest this could lead to greater creativty but why not also the human concerned is pretty sane(what ever you call that) and just has a different way of thinking/processing. And lastly, it interests me that the label Genuis though with mental health issues is only applied to Europeans, where as everyone else is simply Mad. Hmm.
@reshenewells6815 Yıl önce
Do a video about connection between creativity and bipolar also autistic people show a amazing gift for attention to detail alot of people today who are famous celebrities have bipolar Maurice benard Britney spears Kurt Cobain. Linda Hamilton Carrie Fisher Marilyn Monroe and Robin Williams and Kanye west Mariah Carey are all bipolar
@Hyvitetty 2 yıl önce
Why would you want to cure something that gives creativity? Also one thing is that if there's a child with this they need a lot of protection from exploiters and abusers.
@LeviOArts 5 yıl önce
It is impossible for a human to go throughout life without their brain being impacted in some way. There are over 700 mental conditions in the DSM--I would argue that having a mental illness is NORMAL. People need to change their language when talking about mental illness. It is not normal vs crazy. It is neurotypical vs neurodivergent. As someone so knowledgeable in such a field, you would think he would've used non-ableist language.
@ramanraghav1124 Yıl önce
Can you please elaborate more on "neurotypical vs neurodivergent"
@dianerose7631 6 yıl önce
im borderline mentally ill. not sure. going to psychiatrist once again soon. been going since late teen. i am average to above average. been a rn nursing student. a 4 year degree with at times a very high gpa. written unpublishes novellas too. but i have serious social problems. never had a real boyfriend
@ghetto-chicladybaroness7764 8 yıl önce
I have been enjoying a Ted marathon night/morning and I am very sleepy, so please ignore my typo. Regards.
@HAHAHAHAHA31323 2 yıl önce
the hypofrontality seen in schizophrenia and also seen in adhd and sometimes bipolar is specifically due to a specific snp called rs4680 and its responsible for dopamine levels in prefrontal cortex. its also know as the val/val expression which is opposite of the met/met and no im no scientist im just a 22 year old dude who has studied genes psychology psychiatry pharmaceuticals bio and chem heavily since i was 13 lmao im a dweeb.
@dnsmithnc 8 yıl önce
I did not know that Poe died of suicide. Of course you could say he slowly killed himself with drink and hard living but, many people do that and, it is not the technical definition of suicide.
@UberOcelot 5 yıl önce
John Von Neumann founded game-theory, Nash revolutionized and gave it wide-spread utility. Thus revolutionizing economics. Just to clarify.
@czr7j9 4 yıl önce
this fella is good
@hyronomusprice5439 4 yıl önce
Mental health is a choice. To follow the rules of a social group or to think outside of the world’s norms. This is a choice and has a binary input/output frequency. We choose a mirror of ideas to reflect the problems with us and figure out solutions to our problems.
@lapatronade4040 2 yıl önce
When your smart enough to realize you're going crazy right before you go crazy, now what
@akebax Yıl önce
It is what it is
@davidpowell8055 6 yıl önce
Humans, like every animal, will evolve differently in sub species like every other animal. Physically and now, mentally as well. The world, nature, is a colorful and ever-changing, messy place. No matter what we can't possibly, truly separate ourselves from it.
@davidpowell8055 6 yıl önce
And not all mental illness indicates a broken brain. Sometimes it means their more evolved. Savants of human condition... If you will.
@barbarabrennan1753 7 yıl önce
I had a great book on each vitamin what food found in and how much to take.
@sherlockholmeslives.1605 6 yıl önce
I have schizophrenia and I have an IQ of about 140!
@prashanthcm3333 5 yıl önce
My IQ is 150
@lsdfun 5 yıl önce
I have manic depression and autism and my IQ is 140 but I never thought that meant anything special.
@qbeenzotherside 5 yıl önce
I have childhood schizophrenia and I was as smart as a person can get but it's a long story
@MargaritaMagdalena Yıl önce
My IQ is 400 😎
@mysticswalk3086 5 aylar önce
I question the veracity of the marijuana / schizophreniform study. If that were accurate them there would be a massive amount 'of people currently suffering schizophreniform issues given how many people smoked pot in the "70"s.
@taylorjohnson4943 3 yıl önce
I would argue that a vast majority of the human population would be considered insane just look at all the stuff that we do. Really be objective stand back and just look at it
@ann-og4uv Yıl önce
speaking facts tbh. I have bipolar and add that I can mask very easily but have struggled with the highs and lows while still functioning in society my whole life. I refuse to stay as a victim but when one asks me if I’m okay I say no.
@colinfishwick1189 7 yıl önce
Unfortunately it takes a genius to know one and paramount is knowledge of the differences between body mind and soul, so while this talk is informative it does little to really understand and then go on to explain the source of genius which resides elsewhere to the brain, if only scientist would know themselves better then improvements to distigmatising mental illness could be made more accesable .
@robertloera3599 2 yıl önce
So interesting
@kristystillings3497 7 yıl önce
I've noticed this phenomenon. I have depression and an intelligence quota of 186. I am a genius.I didn't have a bad childhood. I have a nice family. I am a good person and I am not crazy either.My passion is in art and I am an artist.
@chrisfelkin3049 6 yıl önce
@samuderaf.jamaluddin6470 5 yıl önce
@jedidiahslaboda5620 5 yıl önce
An IQ of 186 would not be bragging on TRshow. It simply can’t be. TRshow is a breeding ground for idiocy
@lilystarr226 2 yıl önce
Poor parenting is one of leading causes mental illness.
@emarcusb9964 7 yıl önce
Ya this guy has problems speaking himself. Just talked about skitso mostly.I don't really think he was worth a tedtalk. More like furthering of the hate towards marijuana and push for pills. If you noticed when he mentioned the twins brainscan, he said the left side was actually on the right side. My point with that is like the writing a letter E on your forehead, shows where your point of view comes from. Closed mind. But congrats on your 15 minutes.
@lifesoboring1 5 yıl önce
What does the "E" stand for?
@yikko134 4 yıl önce
Everything was so good until he started belittling Marijuana. That was odd and reflected his bias. I know a lot of people with mental illnesses who highly benefit from THC products. Would like to hear more about this on TED 😅
@Lipidwave 4 yıl önce
Janice Lara Debatable there are some studies that show increase Psychiatric illnesses
@benjaminnetanyahu8582 Yıl önce
I suffers from social and generalized anxity disorder
@JimOverbeckgenius 2 yıl önce
Genius is God-given - hence, it is spiritual and totally sane. Those who aren't ain't.
@prank-a-holics8958 2 yıl önce
You say it so matter of fact. Not judging just curious, how are you so sure?
@JimOverbeckgenius 2 yıl önce
@@prank-a-holics8958 Personal experience of Christ Almighty's Immaculate Loving Innocence.
@michelle_sea_view Yıl önce
Thank you..
@paulievegas1818 6 yıl önce
Pinnacle of ludicrousness, your viewpoints of evolution God as creator. Who was and is and is to come..
@ThePrietoPrinciple 4 yıl önce
Thank you for sharing your struggles and insight. I know you're on the path to a life of mental peace. Your passion is needed in this realm of medicine.
@dianerose7631 5 yıl önce
Passion for freelance writing and art. But it doesnt pay the bills. Living in fear. Cant get paid for it
@DariaRock1 2 yıl önce
I understand you a lot... I have a passion for music, art, poetry, philosophy... I think we people have to balance ourselves out, look at our diet, nutrients for the brain ! etc... I wish you only the best; you will surely find your way!!
@qbeenzotherside 8 aylar önce
I'm the world's genius of today I have a lot to do in very little time worked from 1997 till mid 2000 from age 7 till 10 1/2 I had childhood schizophrenia
@qbeenzotherside 8 aylar önce
My work done as a kid will go from 97' to 2033 or 35
@floraerickson2490 5 yıl önce
Do we always have to marginalize everything and everyone...I hate being put in a little box and being labelled.
@MargaritaMagdalena Yıl önce
Yes, yes, we do. If someone has a mental deformity that causes them to ruin other people's lives, they absolutely have to be labeled, marginalized, and put into a little box.
@krisrhood2127 2 yıl önce
Roki Kyte to me: You're not as smart as other people. You're smarter
@lyricgibson7476 3 yıl önce
Schizophrenic people are very highly smart and intelligent
@renehenriksen1735 6 yıl önce
Wish this can contribute to soften up people´s mad prejudices....
@sherlockholmeslives.1605 6 yıl önce
Well said, Rene!
@renehenriksen1735 6 yıl önce
Mike Fuller >>> I just felt like saying it, because people often chase brilliant people just for their being great allthough they don´t behave arrogant, rude or unpolite. It´s so unfair that when these people make slight mistakes they must hear more for it than the people who can´t accept what they call failure allthough it isn´t that bad. Then people come up with the argument that they must suffer endlessly when they as common people make small mistakes, and that it´s so unfair that these great people can make whatever mistake they want without ever being made responsible. I think that a lot of causing of these illnesses is caused by the suffering from hearing people´s many prejudices and wild opinions.
@sherlockholmeslives.1605 6 yıl önce
"The only people who cry for freedom from the press are those who wish to abuse it!" Johann Goethe ( 1749 - 1832 ) German Poet and Polymath.
@renehenriksen1735 6 yıl önce
I´m not a Christian. I agree that the religion as it is today is nonsense. However I think Jesus himself if we can rely on very much of what we´ve heard about him, is OK. I wonder what he would say if he saw what his belief have become.
@renehenriksen1735 6 yıl önce
The press isn´t worth much if it serves the interests of villains.
@lsdfun 5 yıl önce
Lol half my family has died, 250k was stolen by a parent, I havent had a friend in 9 years, I'm 21 and everything seems fine but I am a mad man and I use LSD, shrooms and weed to cope with life but I dont care about anything bad that happens to me I've been so stressed that I dont even feel it anymore so I shrug it off and to top it off my hair is falling out so yay me, i will be blowing my skull out someday just dont know when.
@Leo-wy1by 4 yıl önce
Bro, how you doing now?
@adesuaogunsunlade4428 3 yıl önce
First thing you have to do is give your life to Christ ...God is very important he helps ...God can raise someone from the there is nothing impossible for God to fixed ...just hope on God he would help you and you would be completely free
@SuperHanne84 8 yıl önce
"I can barely chew gum and walk at the same time". HAHAHAHAHAHA!
@thisguy7840 5 yıl önce
@eugenemurray2940 4 yıl önce
Sexist Multi tasking is a skill that can be learnt. E.g. ALL car driving is multi tasking.
@LeViIain 2 yıl önce
1 out of 5 person each year is diagnosed, it's physical juste like losing a leg, nothing can be healed from within therefore you need drugs. All of the greatest artists suicided. Mentally hill people cannot be geniuses. Jesus Christ, I wonder how many people gave up on life completely or even ended it because of this guy. I hate this mentality, it doesnt help anyone
@unuminregnodei 5 yıl önce
Im an artist and my form of art is chaos.
@toddboothbee1361 6 yıl önce
Being more often the victim of violence than perpetrators doesn't make the mentally ill less violent than average. Stats show otherwise. Poor handling of maths here.
@barbarabrennan1753 7 yıl önce
The quality of food impacts the wholeness of your existence.
@DariaRock1 2 yıl önce
truth.. I am sensible to every food really and look for a way to balance out my body with Lyme...
@aubadoir. 2 yıl önce
You genuinely need to take care of that. It really is everything.
@swarleystinson6733 4 yıl önce
1:10 *That awkward moment when nobody laughs at your joke*
@ezioblu8436 3 yıl önce
@hornyleftbuttcheek856 3 yıl önce
@madrio9788 2 yıl önce
I thought it was hilarious. My neighbors heard me laugh.
@lovelypairofscissors 2 yıl önce
Is there a deeper pain?
@swarleystinson6733 2 yıl önce
@@lovelypairofscissors *When you are so shy, you couldn't even ask for extra sugar packets or ketchup sachet!* 😥
@annalukomsky3508 5 yıl önce
It's very unfortunate that a researcher in the field is using such stigmatizing language saying words like "normal" and "schizophrenic" or "schizophrenic patient". People who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia are just people who happen to experience psychosis and in some cases negative symptoms as well. Referring to them as "schizophrenics" is dehumanizing, inferring that they are somehow barred from their humanity by their symptoms. Language like this contributes to the "otherness" that underlies stigma. Promoting an us "normal" people vs. them "schizophrenics". If we are to break the stigma, it is important to include people who experience psychosis in the spectrum of possible/normal human experience. This attitude breeds inclusion, understanding and compassion. Thanks.
@alyssagawronski5471 4 yıl önce
Anna Lukomsky well said! I came here to see if anyone would talk about how it’s dehumanizing to label someone as their diagnosis.
@WorldPreSchool 7 yıl önce
Understand genius
@mpcc2022 9 yıl önce
I'm simply mad not a genius.
@DariaRock1 2 yıl önce
@agenrechannel3787 3 yıl önce
The normals have always been jealous of us.
@MargaritaMagdalena Yıl önce
@gooeyst.ranger8562 6 yıl önce
too academic for my taste. almost feels like he missed the mark with the title. if I knew it would be this academic, I would have saved it for another time. I guess that's why titles are important, lol. good stuff though!
@barbarabrennan1753 7 yıl önce
Not true, vIt b12 helps with schizophrenia. Sometimes there are nutritional deficiencies.
@enth_1674 4 yıl önce
doesn't b12 also act as a bootleg caffeine of sorts?
@DA-vp3rq Yıl önce
Abuse causes that too
@TuriyAbsolute 6 yıl önce
John von Neumann is the founder of Game Theory.
@joeblack363 5 yıl önce
Edgar Allen poe didn't kill himself..we don't know he died
@Chief244 5 yıl önce
The whole body is the mind?
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