Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

CM 076: Lisa Feldman Barrett on Rethinking Our Emotions

When we get angry or excited, our emotions can seem automatic. But are they? For decades, scientists have described these feelings as hardwired, beyond our control, and associated with certain parts of the brain. But recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology are upending this classical view, with revolutionary implications for how we understand ourselves and…

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CM 050: Julia Shaw on the Science of Memory

Can you trust your memory? Probably not. Research shows that we can be convinced fairly easily that we are guilty of a crime we did not commit. We not only misremember information, but we can misremember information about the wrong person. Add to that the fact that when someone else tells us how they remember…

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CM 039: Anders Ericsson on Peak Performance

If you are searching for your natural talents, think again. Award-winning psychologist, Anders Ericsson, is reshaping our conception of innate ability versus learned skills. Anders has spent decades unearthing the secrets of expertise, and his research shows that the experts sitting at the top of most fields do not have more innate ability than their…

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CM 004: Wendy Suzuki on How Exercise Makes You Smarter

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Wendy is an award-winning teacher and researcher, a TEDx speaker, and the author of the best-selling book Healthy Brain, Happy Life. While we have become more familiar with ways exercise can improve our body, Wendy helps us understand what it can…

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6 Words That Will Change How You Feel about Meetings

Antony Stanley 9,600 hours. When I punch the numbers into my phone’s calculator, that’s how much time I’ve sat in meetings over the course of my life. Okay, so some of that time’s been spent with smart colleagues making plans for meaningful things but, let’s face it, a lot of it hasn’t. I mean, we’re…

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