#91: Nick Seaver on How Technology Shapes TasteEarlier this week, my colleague Adam Mastroianni published an essay on what he called "cultural oligopoly." An increasingly smaller number of artists…
#90: Stephen Kosslyn on How We Conceptualize the WorldStephen Kosslyn is a foundational figure in the field of cognitive science. It is only fitting that he is the final guest in my Cognitive Revolution…
#89: Tom Griffiths on Formalizing the MindTom Griffiths is Professor Psychology and Computer Science at Princeton University, where he directs the Computational Cognitive Science Lab. Tom uses…
#88: Leyla Isik on Combining the Rigorous with the RealisticLeyla Isik is Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. She did her PhD at MIT with Nancy Kanwisher and…
Re-Viewed: "Heart of Darkness"The Congo, Anthony Bourdain, and the Nightmare of One's Choice.
#87: Antonio Damasio on When Self Comes to MindCognitive Revolution | The famous neuroscientist muses on his life in science and writing.
Winter Round-up: Books, TV, & MoviesThis season's theme: leaning into more complicated narratives. Featuring — Jonathan Franzen, Cixin Liu, Rachel Cusk, Salley Rooney, Adam Grant, David…
#86: Tom Pettigrew on How Experience Shapes BeliefTom is the progenitor of intergroup contact theory in social psychology. In this episode, we talk about where the ideas behind that theory came from.
Where Good Ideas Come FromCharles Duhigg says that habits will take you to the next level. But he isn't telling you the whole story. This is Exhibit A in the case against habit.
New Name!!I'm making some changes to the platform. The podcast is no longer Cognitive Revolution. I'm calling it: Against Habit.
These were the notes I took when the whole thing went down.
#85: Alan Fiske on Why It's Hard to Understand HumansThis week’s guest is Alan Fiske. Alan is a professor of anthropology at UCLA, who is known for his unique brand of mixing approaches from psychology and…