Posted:Oct 5, 2016
- Vlad Chituc in The Cubit, “What Penis Theft Tells Us About Belief, Culture, and Our Brains”
- Frank Bures, “Running Circles around Us: East African Olympians’ Advantage May Be More Than Physical”
- Frank Bures, “On the Body as Machine: Thinking of our bodies as machines has led to a militaristic approach to healthcare, which may not produce the best possible outcomes.”
- Kelly McGonigal, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
- Michael Gazzaniga, Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain
- Fabrizio Benedetti, Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease
- Daniel E. Moerman, Meaning, Medicine and the “Placebo Effect”
- Reply All “Making Friends” episode on tulpas
- Nathan Thompson on tulpas, “The Internet’s Newest Subculture Is All About Creating Imaginary Friends”
- T. M. Luhrmann on tulpas, “Conjuring Up Our Own Gods”
MeaningofLife.tv | Oct 5, 2016 | Vlad Chituc & Frank Bures
Journalist Daniel Engber and psychologist Robert Kurzban discuss recent failures to replicate well-known findings.
Philosopher Massimo Pigliucci uses Stoicism to counsel people on letting things go. Plus: Stoicism—the Swiss Army knife of philosophies!
The Wright Show
Psychologist Adam Alter, author of Irresistible, offers advice on how to break your addiction to the screen. Plus: How Facebook gets you hooked.
The Wright Show
Robert Wright and ethicist Wendell Wallach, author of A Dangerous Master, imagine how AI will affect health care. Plus: DIY pandemics.
Howard Axelrod, author of The Point of Vanishing, on how living as a hermit for two years changed his perception of time. Plus: The hermit’s mind.