Science: Social Sciences

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Jordan Harbinger & Anna Lembke 13 Feb 2024 • EN

951: Anna Lembke | Finding Dopamine Balance in the Age of Indulgence

Dopamine Nation author Anna Lembke helps us understand why it's difficult to resist the temptations of a world designed to exploit our pursuit of pleasure. What We Discuss with Anna Lembke: The neuroscience of addiction and the role dopamine plays in keeping us hooked. How modern society's unrestricted indulgence in pl

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This week Scott is joined by Author and American Mountain climbing legend, Alison Levine, to discuss pushing through fatigue to find your inner strength, turning personal moments of “no” into moments of “yes”, and tapping into your fullest potential whatever mountain you are climbing. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr

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Jordan Harbinger & Zach Weinersmith 23 Jan 2024 • EN

944: Zach Weinersmith | Out-of-This-World Hurdles to Colonizing Mars

What hurdles must humanity face before it can inhabit the final frontier? A City on Mars co-author Zach Weinersmith is here to ground us with the facts. What We Discuss with Zach Weinersmith: How tethered to reality are Elon Musk's grand plans for the human colonization of Mars? Shouldn't we focus on ensuring the susta

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In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Lisa Feldman-Barrett about emotions. They discuss what emotions are and how they are different from affect and feelings. They also discuss the social construction model of emotions with discussion on interoception, exteroception, allostasis and homeostasis. They talk

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Shankar Vedantam & Amy Edmondson 01 Jan 2024 • EN

Making the Most of Your Mistakes

When we're learning, or trying new things, mistakes are inevitable. Some of these mistakes provide us with valuable information, while others are just harmful. This week, we kick off the new year with researcher Amy Edmondson, who explains the difference between constructive failures and those we should try to avoid. 

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Matt speaks with Tyler Cowen about his recent book "GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter?", as they discuss the case for and against each of the top finalists, and the interactive AI features that Tyler has integrated into the book's online release. Episode Notes: The full book plus al

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