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How To Manipulate Emotions: Timon Krause (Transcript)

Here is the full text and summary of Timon Krause’s talk titled “How To Manipulate Emotions” at TEDxFryslân conference.

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TRANSCRIPT:

Thank you so much. It’s really, really interesting to me that for every single speaker that you’ve seen today, including me, as soon as we walked out of stage without anyone ever explicitly telling you to, you started applauding.

And then it’s also really interesting to me that every single speaker, including me today, walking out on stage after you applauded, said, thank you. Again, without anyone explicitly telling us to. It’s almost like that’s a conditioned response.

Now, a conditioned response means that a certain trigger or a certain stimulus, in this case, me walking out on stage, elicits a certain cue or a certain response in you. We meet these responses everywhere in life all the time. I think one of the best examples that I could think of is when you walk down the street and a certain smell comes into your nose and it takes you right back to childhood. Did you ever experience that? Is that something you know about? I think it is, right? It’s a cue response system.

Today I’ll talk about where we find these cue response systems, how they work, and more importantly, how we can make these cue response systems work for ourselves.

Now, before we get to that, I think it might be interesting and fun to actually do a quick demonstration concerning cue response systems. So let’s take a quick look. I think we’re going to have to have somebody join us up on stage and that’ll be… Fair enough. Somebody in the very, very back. Is that right? Who’s that? Oh, he’s too needy, but that’s fine. Let’s get him up on stage. Give him a round of applause. It’s going to be a long way. It’ll be a long way. Get him up on stage. Long, long way.

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