In the realm of healing techniques, sound work inhabits a curious space: It has been used for thousands of years—think of overtone chanting from Central Asia, for example—yet, it’s also on the frontiers of modern neuroscience.
In Tana Toraja, weddings and births aren’t the social gatherings that knit society together. In this part of Indonesia, big, raucous funerals form the center of social life. Anthropologist Kelli Swazey takes a look at this culture, in which the bodies of dead relatives are cared for even years after they have passed. While it sounds strange to Western sensibilities, she says, this could actually be a truer reflection of the fact that relationships with loved ones don’t simply end when breathing does. (Filmed at TEDMED.)
The New Indian Express Art is a Great Healer The New Indian Express It has been established that visual arts have a therapeutic, healing effect on body and mind, and can contribute a great deal to feeling a sense of wellness and inner peace.
A small, flowering plant called Arabidopsis thaliana can hear the vibrations that caterpillars trigger when they chew on its leaves. According to a new study, the plants can hear danger loud and clear, and they respond by launching a chemical defense.
When we were kids, we viewed the world as a blank canvas. One day we were teachers, the next day we were chefs, and by the end of the week we were firefighters. Back then, we had a limitless imagination; but as time went by, many of us transformed in...