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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x95 Deborah Gordon: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet
TV-PG

  • 2014-05-13T06:00:00+02:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants wherever she can find them — in the desert, in the tropics, in her kitchen ... In this fascinating talk, she explains her obsession with insects most of us would happily swat away without a second thought. She argues that ant life provides a useful model for learning about many other topics, including disease, technology and the human brain.

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