How VR is Changing E-commerce and How our Brains Process a Virtual Environment

Companies are increasingly developing cutting-edge technology to keep pace with consumers’ shifting preferences. We look at how virtual and augmented realities are changing the future of e-commerce and retail. We also discuss how our brains process and react to a virtual environment. On Airtalk, Larry Mantle engages Don Vaughn a neuroscientist at the UCLA Semel…

TEDxUCLA to Make “Waves” at Royce Hall on April 7

Award-winning journalist Ann Curry to give TEDxTalk. Spring event brings together innovators from the arts, sciences, industry, and academia to share inspirational talks. LOS ANGELES, CALIF (March 27, 2018) – The annual TEDxUCLA event, which explores creativity and innovation, will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus and explores…

Graduate Student Integrates Music Neuroscience in Research

After working an eight-hour day at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Don Vaughn changed out of his lab coat and drove to Los Angeles International Airport last week to catch his flight to New York, where he performed the next day. Vaughn, a graduate student in neuroscience and part-time drummer and DJ,…

Undergraduate Student to Share Digital Storytelling Project at TEDxUCLA

Before Joan Hanawi left Ecuador for California, her host sister said she thought Hanawi would soon forget her time in Ecuador. But her host family realized her genuine intention to help the people in Tena, Ecuador, after she returned last summer for the third time. Hanawi, a third-year international development studies and geography/environmental studies student, will…

4th Annual #TEDxUCLA Showcases Thinkers Who Have Dared to Go “Beyond the Box”

UCLA Extension will host its 4th Annual TEDxUCLA on Saturday, May 30 at UCLA Carnesale Commons from 10am to 3pm. This year’s TEDxUCLA theme, “Beyond the Box,” celebrates speakers who have made careers out of seeing past conventional limitations. TEDxUCLA “Beyond the Box” will feature talks by visionaries including: Andy Lipkis, founder and president of…