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You may think you’re a skeptic, but are you really as free from superstition as you think you are? Matthew Hutson thinks not. The author of "The Seven Laws of Magical Thinking" joins Massimo and Julia on this episode of Rationally Speaking to discuss some common, innate forms of superstition that affect even self-identified skeptics, and why the human brain is predisposed to magical thinking. Along the way, the three debate: Overall, are our superstitions good for us?
Matthew’s picks: "Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition," "SuperSense, " and "The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life"
Tim Harford interviews Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. The author of Thinking, Fast and Slow describes the common mistakes people make with statistics.
Thinking about Thinking — Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel laureate psychologist. So he’s the perfect person to give us a new way of thinking about thinking, which is exactly what he does in his new book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow." In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge Kahneman tells us about the two systems that drive the way we think.
People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.
In his day one keynote from the 2010 IA Summit, Dan Roam—founder of Digital Roam Inc and author of the best-selling Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures—shares his unique visual-thinking approach with a receptive crowd in Phoenix. Transcending language barriers, his approach helps solve complex problems through visual thinking, and has helped resolve challenges at many businesses: Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and eBay to name a few.
- Why possibility needs to be encouraged
- Does creativity and innovation need to be separated?
- Why PhD students are now being taught innovation
- Why design is misunderstood in most educational institution
CEO, IDEO; Author, Change By Design
One myth of innovation is that brilliant solutions leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. In reality, we don’t simply realize solutions; we design them. Design thinking is now being applied to address a wide range of concerns, from delivering clean drinking water to improving airport security and microfinancing.
This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on November 9, 2009
Brian Eno, musician, artist and author of 77 Million Paintings and Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You and The Invention of Air, come to the ICA to talk about how innovations happen and new platforms for creative thinking.
While nine out of ten people agree organ donation is a good thing, a recent audit found 40 per cent of bereaved families, when approached, didn’t agree to donate. Laurie Taylor discusses new research which uncovers some of the reasons behind this apparent anomaly.
Magi Sque, from the University of Southampton, was part of a team who interviewed families who had declined organ donation. While many agreed in principle, carried organ donor cards and knew their relatives desire to donate, they still didn’t feel able to let their loved ones organs be used. The most common reason families gave for this was a simple desire to keep the body intact. They didn’t want the dead to be ‘hurt’ any more.
Magi explains why the research reveals some of our deep-seated cultural beliefs, and how those beliefs have their roots in wider society’s values and, at times of grief, can completely overcome our pre-existing views.
We also hear from Professor Caroline Knowles of Goldsmiths College, London who has researched the history, meaning and journey of the flip flop sandal.
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