Philipp is fascinated by brain-behavior mechanisms, although he isn’t a neurologist. For some time now, he has been dealing with social rejection and how fearing it keeps us from placing ideas and uncover one‘s own creativity. Therefore, he has tried out several experiments on the extent to which it is possible to train oneself to put aside the fear of a no, to classify a disturbed gaze or to frown with a smile on the other person’s face.
TEDxFreiburg Talk by Philipp Schmieja (German)
“Nothing pleases people more than to go on thinking what they have always thought, and at the same time imagine that they are thinking something new and daring: it combines the advantage of security and the delight of adventure.”Philipp Schmieja’s favorite quote (by T. S. Eliot)