Thinking Fast

Thinking Fast

Nicholas Carr [ Attention Economy ] I started writing about technology about 15 years ago or so, more or less the same time that Google appeared on the scene. And I think it was good timing for Google. And it was also good timing for me, because there’s been plenty, obviously, to write about. And like, I think, most technology writers, I started

Priming

Priming

John Bargh [ Bias Networks ] Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University talk at Missouri University. See Full Talk. Dr. Bargh’s work is also featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink (2005), Chapter 2 – The Locked Door: The Secret Life of Snap Decisions, from which the following is extracted. Subjects were asked to unscramble a series scrambled sentences, after which they were

Organized Mind

Organized Mind

Daniel Levitin [ Attention Economy ] Information and Conscientious Organization. We humans have a long history of pursuing neural enhancement—ways to improve the brains that evolution gave us. We train them to become more dependable and efficient allies in help­ing us to achieve our goals. Law schools, business schools, and medical schools, music conservatories and athletic programs, all strive to harness the latent

Hardwiring Happiness

Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson [ Neurogenesis ] What I want to do here if I could is share with you a very simple yet powerful method grounded in neuroscience for turning passing experiences into lasting structure useful structure inside our brain in other words turning experiences into the happiness or the resilience or the other inner strikes that we really want inside ourselves I sort

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Ellen Langer [ Mindset ] What I want you to do is play along with me, then you’ll get a better sense of what I’m going to try to show you. So the first thing is: “what is this?” Those of you who don’t see the cow, don’t worry – the others only see it because somebody previously told it to them. This

Mindset

Mindset

Carol Dweck  [ Mindset ] I’d like to introduce you to my version of happiness. For me happiness is being infinitely curious. It’s being – it’s constantly learning. It’s constantly mastering new and difficult tasks. And yet, many of the things we do to motivate our kids are sapping their desire to learn. How do we make sure then that kids and adults