1. Great talk, Owen!

    I think it’s really interesting that a lot of people treat serious conditions like OCD as an explanation for common urges.
    But I was wondering: do you know what causes these urges, compulsions, impulses, and other things in people without OCD? I mean, I’m pretty sure I don’t have OCD, but I still sometimes “HAVE to align that one table exactly”.

    Thanks, Liam

    • Thanks Liam!

      I really appreciate your feedback. To answer your question, there is nothing that really causes it other than basic preference. Seeing as you wouldn’t breakdown completely after being unable to line up a desk, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s not OCD.

  2. Great job, man. Good pace, nice and snappy but not too fast. Your tone was good as well. The slides were relevant. Overall, I enjoyed your talk; it was engaging and it taught me a lot.

  3. Good job Owen! From start to finish, you had a great way of engaging the viewers in. You have great talent as a presenter! Your voice was nice and clear, you had great enthusiasm, and you hand gestures supported your delivery of speech. I also loved the pictures used and how you made the example with a science 9 classroom.
    I really loved your topic and use of words! Along with all the scientific information, you managed to add in great amounts of societal issues to your talk. You spoke from the perspective of these people struggling through mental illness and clearly showed how it is wrong to take things like this so lightly. Great job!
    One question I had was, if a parent or sibling had this illness, then the child was 6 times more likely to get diagnosed with OCD, does that mean that this illness runs in the genes, or is it due to the environment they had been kept in? So basically, nurture VS nature?
    Great job!
    Michelle Hwang

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