Duke law and philosophy professor Nita Farahany demonstrates how our rapidly growing knowledge of neuroscience is having an impact on our legal understanding.
UCLA historian Nile Green describes how deliberately changing our vocabulary forces us to deepen our cultural understanding.
Neuroscientist Jennifer Groh describes how investigating how the brain coordinates sensory perceptions gives rise to an intriguing evolutionary hypothesis.
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.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
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.
We are in a situation where virtually everyone has heard about “The Two Cultures”, but most of us are actually wrong about its meaning.