#94: Anxiety and the Hard Work of Being Human (feat. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary)Anxiety. It is the only emotion my body believes is truly necessary for me to experience at three o’clock in the morning. To be sure I’d rather be…
#93: Debate is a Battle of Beliefs — But Does It Have The Power To Change Them? (feat. Bo Seo)My episode last week featured a conversation with author David McCraney about what it takes to change someone’s mind on a big, important topic like…
#92: People Don't Often Change Their Minds on Big Topics. Why? (feat. David McRaney)Insights from David's new book "How Minds Change" show how we can get people to shift on the beliefs that really matter.
#91: How Technology Shapes Our Tastes — in Music and More (feat. Nick Seaver)Earlier 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…
#87: Antonio Damasio on When Self Comes to MindCognitive Revolution | The famous neuroscientist muses on his life in science and writing.
#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.
#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…
#84: Elizabeth Loftus on the Societal Implications of PsychologyMy guest this week is Elizabeth Loftus. She is generally considered to be the most highly cited female psychologist of all time. She is also a…
#83: George Lakoff on a Life Lived by MetaphorThis week’s guest is George Lakoff. George is one of the most highly cited cognitive scientists of all time, with his book Metaphors We Live By…