Duke law and philosophy professor Nita Farahany demonstrates how our rapidly growing knowledge of neuroscience is having an impact on our legal understanding.
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck describes how a debilitating fixed mindset bias can be inadvertently reinforced by praising someone in the wrong way.
Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
York psychologist Ellen Bialystok on how neuroplasticity directly addresses the debate of to what extent our thoughts are influenced by the language we speak.
Emory University primatologist Frans de Waal investigates the extent to which our moral judgements can be extended to other animals.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
Award-winning poet & historian Jennifer Michael Hecht describes how the quest for scientific knowledge is often much less objective than many of us appreciate.
University of Michigan Business Professor Andy Hoffman urges us to profoundly re-examine what it means to be environmentally sustainable.
Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis describes how his pioneering experiments controlling monkey thoughts confirm his theory of how the brain works.
Tufts University philosopher Brian Epstein explains why many models of the social world are so frequently wrong.
UCLA historian Margaret Jacob describes how a careful study of history can increase our understanding of basic human motivations.
Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, confronts us with the question of to what extent our theories of cosmology are testable.
UC Berkeley political scientist Mark Bevir describes why a deeper understanding of politics flows from appreciating the difference between laws in the natural and human sciences.
Northeastern University psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett on how harnessing theory of knowledge can deepen one’s understanding of emotions.
We are in a situation where virtually everyone has heard about “The Two Cultures”, but most of us are actually wrong about its meaning.
From Galileo to Kepler, Newton to Einstein, the most successful natural scientists in history have all tended to buck the established wisdom of their day as they boldly led us towards profoundly deeper levels of understanding about the world around us.