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Evolution, Culture and Truth

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In this Tufts University video, Daniel C. Dennett, philosophy professor and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, offers a unique perspective on the role of philosophy in the cognitive a...

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident --...

Why is yawning contagious? – Claudia Aguirre

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*Yaaawwwwwn* Did just reading the word make you feel like yawning yourself? Known as contagious yawning, the reasons behind this phenomenon have been attributed to both the physiological and psychological. It's been o...

Personal Reflections on Manic-Depressive Illness

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In this University of Virginia video, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares her experiences with living every day with the mania and severe depression th...

Helen Fisher: The brain in love

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Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and ...

Malcolm Gladwell – PopTech 2004

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Malcolm Gladwell takes the lessons of psychology and sociology and applies them to business in ways we’ve never thought of before. Here, he deep-dives into the world of office chair invention and soft drink taste test...

VS Ramachandran: 3 clues to understanding your brain

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Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

Michael Gazzaniga: The Criminal Brain

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So you got the psychopath. He has done the crime. We hold him responsible. Now we're at the decision.

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

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Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating ...

Roger Martin: The Power of Changing The Way You Think

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Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, on the power of changing the way you think.

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