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Greatest Hits of TED Videos

Robotics, pianos, brains — these are the lectures TEDsters love most. Which ones have you seen? And which have yet to touch you?

Greatest Hits of TED Videos
BARRY SCHWARTZ: The 25-year Swarthmore professor says TED is more alive and engaging than a college campus. | Courtesy of TED
BARRY SCHWARTZ: The 25-year Swarthmore professor says TED is more alive and engaging than a college campus. | Courtesy of TED
1) Jill Bolte Taylor
My Stroke of Insight

2008
When the neuroscientist picks up a human brain with a spinal cord attached, the audience gasps. When she's done talking about her stroke, they're crying. Watch the Video >>
6) Dan Pink
Surprising Science of Motivation

2009
The science proves that intrinsic motivation works better than extrinsic rewards, but your boss doesn't understand. Pink explains how to tell her. Watch the Video >>
2) Patti Maes and Pranav Mistry
Sixth Sense Demo

2009
The MIT Media Lab researchers debut a spooky Minority Report — style wearable interface. Watch the Video >>
7) Hans Rosling
The Best Stats You've Ever Seen

2006
The Swedish professor dances through a spectacular animation of world development. Watch the Video >>
3) Ken Robinson
Schools Kill Creativity

2006
This highly influential talk spawned a viral 2010 follow-up and made the creativity expert a star; Robinson says he now "gets stopped in airports." Watch the Video >>
8) Benjamin Zander
On Music and Passion

2008
TED hosts performances as well as talks. This blends the two, with Zander at the grand piano. Watch the Video >>
4) Tony Robbins
Why We Do What We Do

2006
Robbins high-fives Al Gore in this video. "One of the best TED moments of all time," says TED video chief June Cohen. Watch the Video >>
9) Barry Schwartz
The Paradox of Choice

2006
In a baggy T-shirt, with glasses sliding down his nose, Schwartz gives a profound, witty discourse on why more freedom doesn't equal more happiness. Watch the Video >>
5) Elizabeth Gilbert
Nurturing Creativity

2009
The best-selling author bares her struggle to repeat the success of Eat, Pray, Love. Watch the Video >>
10) V.S. Ramachandran
On Your Mind

2007
A brain scientist in a leather jacket tell us how "this 3-pound mass of jelly ... can contemplate the meaning of infinity." Watch the Video >>

A version of this article appeared in the September 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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