How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed | Daniel Levitin

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You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be."

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The title of this video is misleading... It should be "How to avoid stressful situations" this video does not do anything to help you stay calm while you are stressed.

Author — GamingTaylor


It's a great technique, I have been doing it all my life. it's called Paranoia

Author — escaping einstellung


This video has 8.1 million views, statistics shows that 0 in 8.1 million have benefited from this video after the 5 minutes

Author — Ball Stacks


This is like he had a shower thought and decided to talk about it... interesting but not really useful

Author — Filip Barac


Disorganised and misleading talk. It had nothing to do with the title.

Author — Ben Pang


Came to learn about how to cope with stress; went away stressed about the state of modern medical science.

Author — Paul Chambers


The summary of the video is organize yourself. That's it.

Also, statins are bad.

Author — ZuRriX


Don’t watch 12 mins, the idea is think ahead so you’re prepared for stressful situation, it doesn’t deal with how to stay calm in a stressful situation

Author — Mustafa


the whole speech has very strange structure. I didn't get the point. and the title is absolutely wrong

Author — Yelena Witkowska


I believe the title should be rewritten to "What your doctor doesn't want you to know about prescription drugs." or something similar to that.

Author — Lescouflair


His thinking was clouded and he forgot the main title of the monologue.

Author — Antony Simkin


thank you for the advice and the thinking on drugs but now i'm really stressed

Author — Caroline TXBQ


"The brain releases cortisol" twice

Author — Hiuller Araujo


"How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed" Probably not the best title for this talk



"I didn't know my thinking was cloudy because my thinking was cloudy" :)

Author — Karl -Kilian- Lindberg


Does this kind of speech fit TED's mission?

On the other hand, I am glad he sneaked in the critique of the modern Western medicine.

Author — humanyoda


I’ve been doing this for years. Trouble is, I still get stressed but the stress is in advance of the event. People tell me I worry too much.

Author — Generic Internetter


WHAT did we learn here? The Title says HOW TO STAY CALM. I heard someones story and Pill Statistics

Author — gene978


Love the general philosophy, I do NOT recommend anyone take pictures of their cards or passport and store it in the cloud

Author — ElixaNova


Dude this video stressed me out. I'm sure glad I don't think on this level. K.i.s.s.

Author — Kevin Johnson