Video and Multimedia

Video 1: Confucius: An Ancient Chinese Teacher & Great Sage

Description: This video explores the Confucian perspective on communication.

Video 2: Amazing Tricks with Cards Cigarette Lighter

Description: This video illustrates magic and illusion and the centrality of perception in magic. You may want to preface the video with the article, “Magicians Know More Than Scientists.”

Video 3: The Cancellation of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Description: TIME Magazine’s report on the cancellation of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China in response to an online petition that garnered more than 11 million signatures worldwide.

Video 4: The Use of Silence in Japan

Description: This video explains the importance of silence to Japanese communication and society.

Video 5: Weird, or Just Different?

Description: This TEDTalk asks viewers to question their assumptions and realize that something that seems strange to you may be perfectly normal to someone else.

Audio 1: Want to Enhance the Flavor of Your Food? Put on the Right Music

Description: This segment of NPR’s All Things Considered explores how perception and food and music are connected.

Audio 2: What’s the Difference Between Real and Perceived Value?

Description: Marketer Rory Sutherland says advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. He says perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value.

Audio 3: Playing with Perceptions

Description: Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? TED speakers examine the consequences of stereotypes.