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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science.
We like to believe our decisions are rationally driven and make sense. But constantly, our perception and decision-making are clouded by illusions we aren't even aware we have. Some of these include illusions of accuracy in our attention, memory, confidence, and knowledge. These illusions can lead us to make costly - and even deadly - errors.
The good news is, by understanding what these illusions are and how we fall prey to them, we can avoid doing it (or do it far less), make more rationally-based decisions, and live smarter overall.
To help us do that, my guest tonight, psychologist and researcher Dr. Christopher Chabris is half of the team (with psychologist and researcher Dan Simons) who did the famous and hilarious "invisible gorilla experiment." It's also the title of their fascinating book, "The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us."
Tonight, we'll be discussing this experiment and others, why we're so convinced we're perceiving situations correctly when we're doing anything but, and how we can stop and live like the rational animals we believe we are.
Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sunday (at our new half-hour time), 7-7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 10-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.
Please support the show by buying my "science-help" book on the PROCESS of transforming to live with confidence, "Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence."
This week Andrew is joined by none other than forensic geologist, researcher, and author, Scott Wolter. Scott is the host of History’s H2 channel’s hit show American Unearthed, which follows him on his quest to uncover the truth behind historic artifacts and sites found throughout North America. Scott is also the author of several books, including The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling New Evidence and The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America. Scott has been president of American Petrographic Services, Inc., since 1990 and has been the principle petrographer in more than 7,000 investigations throughout the world. Today we will be discussing his working surrounding the Kensington Ruinstone, the Hooked X, and what this means for the secret history of America
Tonight we bring on Eric who has been investigating sightings of not only bigfoot but also, dogman, UFO's and anything strange. Join us as Eric shares his personal experiences that got him head over heels for investigating.
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The Sorcery of Sex....Just sit back and listen... no free lunch here.
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Lectures of Fallen Wisdom #16: The Real Super Power - Discipline
Tonight my guest is Dallas who is a Native American and he lives in the south. Dallas had two encounters with this creature when he was a young man. He said it reminded him of a “dirty old man.”
Dallas goes on to say “It looked like a giant, dirty old man. He had no clothes on and he was very close to my tractor.”
You will want to tune in for this one. I will return on Sunday for the members. I have a great show planned with a gentleman from Arizona and he will be sharing his encounters with us.
Objectivists often use this term to describe someone whom others call “egoistic” - a someone who brags in order to get the admiration of others (rather than valuing their own accomplishments for their own sake) and is therefore virulently second-handed. For example, Objectivists will point to Trump’s self-aggrandizement: “I will give you everything. I will give you what you've been looking for for 50 years. I'm the only one.” as narcissistic. These Objectivists probably aren’t wrong, but I find the usage dangerous. My purpose is to share what I’ve learned about narcissism, because I think Objectivism has some uniquely insightful things to say about this personality disorder.
During his graduate work, Dr Benjamine Liu observed the many bottlenecks that get in the way of clinical trials slowing the development of new treatments for patients. This challenge inspired him to launch Trialspark.
Trialspark partners with doctors to create FDA compliant trial sites within their existing practices (like Airbnb), unlocking the 98% of patients and doctors not involved in trials today and democratizing access to research treatments. In this podcast discussion with Ben, we discuss how to reimagine clinical trials, entrepreneurism, the rise of Trialspark and reducing the barriers for patients and investigators.
Ben will be speaking at DPharm on September 26th in Boston with Dr Ulo Palm, SVP Global Drug Development Operations, Allergan on a case study to scale more efficient clinical trials.
For more information about Trialspark, visit www.trialspark.com
For more information about DPharm visit www.theconferenceforum.org
Producer: Valerie Bowling, Executive Director, Pharma Talk Radio and DPharm
In Sick to Death!filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West exposes her own disturbing, yet determined, thirty-year struggle to regain her spiraling health. After seeing hundreds of doctors who either disregarded her symptoms, misdiagnosed or under treated her, Maggie discovers that her life-long thyroid problem was a fully understood medical issue as early as 1914, yet, she says, it’s been obscured by systemic medical corruption, pharmaceutical greed and physician negligence, leaving more than 750 million people sick and suffering world-wide.
Dr Jeanne Stolzer will discuss the growing mountain of evidence that psychiatric drugs are potentially dangerous to health, are addictive, often worsening the emotional difficulties for which they are prescribed, and which are implicated in acts of violence toward self and others including a number of the school shootings that have so horrified our society. We will discuss the politics inherent in convincing our society that problems in living and emotional distress are the result of undiagnosable and possibly fictitious brain diseases that condemn millions to a life on drugs and limited aspirations. Finally, we will discuss the role professionals might play in helping people who suffer emotional distress without any reference to any medical terminlology unless those terms are used metaphorically.
Millions tuned in to see the first images beamed back to Earth the night that NASA's Curiosity landed on Mars. We live-streamed with baited breath as Felix Baumgartner set world records with his freefall from the edge of space, and marveled at the news of a successful 36-hour face transplant. From astronomy to medicine and every discipline in between, science gets us talking in record numbers. Whether you know more about Big Bang Theory the TV show than you do the cosmological model, you'll find thousands of answers on BlogTalkRadio from scientists, historians, authors, TV stars and more about popular topics like biopharmaceuticals, hydroponics, geology, solar energy, climate change, forensics, creationism vs. evolution, quantum physics, stem cell research, even UFO and Bigfoot sightings. You'll also find a full range of mental-health discussions on seasonal affective disorder, behavioral therapy, depression, codependency, schizophrenia, parapsychology and everything else that may confound, and astound, us.
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