Crafting Unique Identity

Crafting Unique Identity

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young [ Neurogenesis ] My life and my work has been an exploration of the territory of the human brain, how it makes us uniquely who we are. Because when we think about our brain, it filters our perceptions of ourselves and our understanding of ourselves, our understanding of other people, our understanding of the world, and our understanding of our relationship

Choosing Blueberries

Choosing Blueberries

Sandrine Thuret [ Neurogenesis ] Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? There’s still some confusion about that question, as this is a fairly new field of research. For example, I was talking to one of my colleagues, Robert, who is an oncologist, and he was telling me, “Sandrine, this is puzzling. Some of my patients that have been told they are cured

Embracing Challenge

Embracing Challenge

Carol Dweck [ 353 K Views, 3 K Likes ] In the 1990s the self esteem movement took over the world. We were told to tell everyone how fabulous, brilliant, talented, special they were all the time. This was going to motivate them and boost their achievement. Instead, as you said, it was a complete disaster. It led to the acceptance of mediocrity.

Deep Reading

Deep Reading

Nicholas Carr [ Attention Economy ] It doesn’t come as news that we’re living in an age where technology is producing profound changes in the ways we live and communicate, remember and socialise. One of the world’s most ground-breaking and thought-provoking writers on technology and its impacts, Nicholas Carr, talks to Gideon Haigh. The celebrated journalist and author of The Shallows presents his

Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley

 Barbara Oakley [ Neurogenesis ] I’d like to begin by telling you a little story. This story is about– well, I think all of us love to watch other people, right? To some greater or lesser extent.  I love people watching. I have to tell you about this one guy who was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever watched. This

The Maui Habit

The Maui Habit

B.J. Fogg [ Habit Formation ] Today I want to share with you my favorite habit. I’m a behavior scientist, and in my research I’ve never set out to find my favorite habit. But I guess it’s sort of like a geologist who’s studying a landscape, in a new way. And as he’s doing the research, he stumbles across a gem, and that’s