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Cognition

Your Brain is not a Computer or a Muscle: Annie Murphy Paul on PYP 493

“Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?” asked two philosophers in 1998. Today’s guest follows the science to give us an unexpected answer.

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Mastering the Chatter in Our Heads: Glenn Murphy on PYP 465

My favorite mind-body science stress performance guy, Glenn Murphy of Stressproof.net, and I kicked around the concept of mental chatter and how we can perform at our best when the voice in our head is getting in the way.

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We Move, Therefore We Think: Barbara Tversky on PYP 431

Barbara Tversky argues that our thinking, and consciousness itself, arises from the experiences of our physical bodies in space. Rather than being an afterthought, or just the province of athletes and dancers, spatial thinking is the foundation of all thought. Read More