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Love, Belief, and Neurobiology of Attachment

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In this Loma Linda video, Paul J. Zak, founding director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University, gives a scientific twist on the topics of attachment and trust. By looking into the g...

RSA Shorts – How to Find Your Element

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Finding one's passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing. In this new RSA Shorts video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organisations and communities need to be built on a model of d...

RSA Animate – The Paradox of Choice

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In this new RSA Animate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than hel...

The Wires that Control the Public Mind

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"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. ... In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politi...

Gay. Republican. President?

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Karger, potentially the first open homosexual to ever run for Commander-in-Chief, thinks the time is right for his prospective candidacy.

Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

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If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine, and Sociology at Harvard University ...

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

Mark Little – The Future of News

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Mark Little discusses the future of news.

K. David Harrison – PopTech 2008

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K. David Harrison discusses how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Watch as he details efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.

Cory Doctorow: “The Coming Civil War over General-purpose Computing”

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Doctorow framed the question this way: "Computers are everywhere. They are now something we put our whole bodies into---airplanes, cars---and something we put into our bodies---pacemakers, cochlear implants. They HAVE...

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