Sitemap - 2022 - Meaning Lab

A Small Exercise in Gratitude

#98: A Cognitive Scientist Tries to Convince Me the Mind is Flat; I Don't Think He Succeeds (feat. Nick Chater)

My Favorite Book of the Year

#97: Is the Biggest Fish in the Pond Happy? (feat. W. David Marx)

Can Productivity Be Turned On Like a Faucet?

#96: How Words Get Their Meaning (feat. Gary Lupyan)

The Off-Policy Theory of Happiness

#95: The Value Landscape of Games—and How Companies Exploit It (feat. Adrian Hon)

Introducing: Meaning Lab

#94: Anxiety and the Hard Work of Being Human (feat. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary)

The Nightmare of One's Choice

#93: Debate is a Battle of Beliefs — But Does It Have The Power To Change Them? (feat. Bo Seo)

Conversations with Friends

#92: People Don't Often Change Their Minds on Big Topics. Why? (feat. David McRaney)

As With a Harvest

#91: How Technology Shapes Our Tastes — in Music and More (feat. Nick Seaver)

#90: Stephen Kosslyn on How We Conceptualize the World

#89: Tom Griffiths on Formalizing the Mind

#88: Leyla Isik on Combining the Rigorous with the Realistic

#87: Antonio Damasio on When Self Comes to Mind

#86: Tom Pettigrew on How Experience Shapes Belief

#85: Alan Fiske on Why It's Hard to Understand Humans

#84: Elizabeth Loftus on the Societal Implications of Psychology

#83: George Lakoff on a Life Lived by Metaphor

#82: Annie Murphy Paul on Where the Mind Ends and the World Begins

#81: Kevin Birmingham on Where Great Books Come From

#80: Sam Gershman on the Structure of Cognitive Revolutions

#79.5: Randy Gallistel on Upsetting Neuroscientists (The Story)

#79: Randy Gallistel on Upsetting Neuroscientists (The Theory)

#78: Philip Johnson-Laird on How Cognitive Scientists Improvise

Twelve Minutes

#77: Brian Christian on AI as a Human Problem, Part 2

My Favorite Reads of 2021