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Your Reality might not be mine: Sensory Perception and Empathy

Poppy Crum is a neuroscientist who uses a delicate and provoking play of shifts in perception to show how human misconnection can be transformed from frustration, misunderstanding, and disagreement, to connection with empathy and tolerance. Giving credence to proverbs that tell us that to really know someone we must walk a mile in their shoes. In this talk, Poppy shares how finding these empathetic opportunities every day can make us more human. By challenging our assumptions about why someone else might have a different world view, sensory empathy can inspire innovations and human connections we might otherwise never have found. She raises immersive technologies as a real link between each of our unique sensory perceptions where art, empathetic innovation, and the best of shared human understanding combine. Poppy Crum is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. At Dolby, Poppy directs the growth of internal science. She is responsible for integrating neuro and data-driven science into technological development, and technology strategy. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies with gaming and immersive environments on neuroplasticity.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at



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