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Stop Stressing, Get Happy, and Watch Your Work Performance Turn Around

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Frustrated, stressed out, and full of anxiety? That's no way to be a leader! Here's how to get to a better state of mind at work.

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On Being

Arthur Zajonc + Michael McCullough — Mind and Morality: A Dialogue

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes.

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On Being

[Unedited] Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCullough

Thursday, March 12, 2015

For several hundred years, much of scientific advance has been about exploring human beings, including their actions and choices, in terms of mechanism — our bodies, our brains, physical processes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Secret Roots of Our Shark Freak-Outs

Friday, August 08, 2014

It's a summer ritual - everyone freaks out about shark attacks. But, according to WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady, it's a fairly recent phenomenon and one that can be traced to an attack in 1916 in Matawan, NJ. 

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On Being

Adele Diamond — The Science of Attention [remix]

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 07, 2014

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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On Being

Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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[Unedited] Anita Desai with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Robinson with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology Behind Morality

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Jonathan Haidt with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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The Takeaway

Turns Out Humans Only Feel Four Basic Emotions

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Conventional scientific understanding holds that there are only six classic emotions: Happy, surprised, afraid, disgusted, angry, and sad. That is until now. A new study finds that, in fact, we don't even have six emotions—but only four "basic" emotions: Happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted. Dr. Rachael Jack of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, is one of the scientists behind this new finding. She joins The Takeaway to explain how we categorize emotions.

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Meet Your Mind

Meet Your Mind: Mind and Brain

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Broadcast Times: Sunday, 7am on AM 820 and 9pm on 93.9FM

 Neuroscientists have made remarkable discoveries about the brain, but we're not close to cracking the mystery of consciousness.  How does a tangle of neurons inside your skull produce...you?

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Radiolab

Terrible Master

Monday, January 14, 2013

As we’re in the thick of the dark months, with seasonal affective disorder at the height of its power, I thought I’d use the blog to tuck in one of the most useful things I’ve heard in the last couple years. A quote. Just ten short words:

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Radiolab

Repeat After Me

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Writer Elizabeth Giddens answers a listener's question about toddlers by pondering repetition, and how all sorts of activities seem to have a Goldilocks amount that's just right...and a "too much" threshold where things can turn transcendent, or get very troubling.

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On Being

Adele Diamond — Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education [remix]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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On Being

[Unedited] Adele Diamond with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What Adele Diamond is learning about the brain challenges basic assumptions in modern education. Her work is scientifically illustrating the educational power of things like play, sports, music, memorization and reflection. What nourishes the human spi

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Radiolab

After Life

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eleven meditations on how, when, and even if we die.

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Radiolab

Where Am I?

Friday, May 05, 2006

Radiolab examines the connection between your brain and your body -- and what happens when it breaks.

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