Why Choice is Not an Illusion | Raymond Tallis
31 min
In the modern world we seem to benefit from an abundance of choices in our day-to-day life. But are we really free to decide, or is choice just an illusion? On today’s episode we’re joined...

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Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
The Smells That Existed Before Earth (w/ Harold McGee)
Learn about why your dog might be lying about its size and how physicists just achieved room-temperature superconductivity for the first time. But first, food science expert Harold McGee is back to talk about the smells that existed before Earth did. Additional resources from food science expert and author Harold McGee: Pick up "Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kGFpxT Harold McGee's website: https://curiouscook.typepad.com/site/about-harold-mcgee.html Harold McGee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Harold_McGee Your Dog Might Be Lying About Its Size by Reuben Westmaas McGuire, B., Olsen, B., Bemis, K. E., & Orantes, D. (2018). Urine marking in male domestic dogs: honest or dishonest? Journal of Zoology, 306(3), 163–170. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12603  Physicists just achieved room-temperature superconductivity for the first time by Grant Currin Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time. (2020). Quanta Magazine. https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-first-room-temperature-superconductor-20201014 Snider, E., Dasenbrock-Gammon, N., McBride, R., Debessai, M., Vindana, H., Vencatasamy, K., Lawler, K. V., Salamat, A., & Dias, R. P. (2020). Room-temperature superconductivity in a carbonaceous sulfur hydride. Nature, 586(7829), 373–377. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2801-z Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Ashley Hamer and Natalia Reagan (filling in for Cody Gough). You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: https://www.amazon.com/Curiosity-com-Curiosity-Daily-from/dp/B07CP17DJY  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 min
Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Cellular ageing: turning back the clock restores vision in mice
A trio of genes may be key to making cells young again, and ultra precise measurement of a fundamental physics constant. In this episode: 00:47 Reversing ageing Researchers claim to have identified a method to revert cells in mice eyes back to a younger state. Research article: Lu et al. News and Views: Sight restored by turning back the epigenetic clock 09:39 Coronapod We discuss emergency-use approvals for COVID-19 vaccines. Approvals are coming in fast, which presents a dilemma for scientists - they’re critically needed, but what could it mean for research? News: Why emergency COVID-vaccine approvals pose a dilemma for scientists 27:04 Research Highlights Ancient megalodon nurseries, and predicting mud volcanoes. Research Highlight: Even Earth’s largest-ever sharks needed nurseries for their babies Research Highlight: How mud volcanoes are born under the sea 29:38 Fine measurement of the fine-structure constant The fine structure constant is a fundamental number that gives researchers an understanding of the laws of the universe. For years, scientists have been trying to get better measurements of it. This week, we see the most precise measurement yet. Research Article: Morel et al. News and Views: Fine-structure constant tests standard model 35:00 Briefing Chat We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, a holistic plan to tackle climate challenges, and the rarest pollinator of them all - a lizard. Washington Post: An ancient people with a modern climate plan The Guardian: Is it a bird? Is it a bee? No, it’s a lizard pollinating South Africa’s ‘hidden flower’ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 min
The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman
Susan Baum || To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled
Today it’s great to have Susan Baum on the podcast. Dr. Baum is the Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional children. She is also Provost of the Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. She is the author of many books and articles primarily focusing on understanding and nurturing the needs of special populations of gifted underachieving students including the award-winning 3rd edition of her seminal work To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled. Her research and experience in the field of twice-exceptional education have earned her much recognition: 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the Weinfeld Group, 2011 recipient of the Connecticut Association for the Gifted “Friend of the Gifted Award; the 2015 Distinguished Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education; the Lifetime Achievement Award from AEGUS and the 2e Newsletter in 2017, as well as the Alexinia Baldwin Award from National Association for Gifted Students in 2019. _Time Stamps_ [01:30] Dr. Baum’s experience in the field of twice-exceptional education [02:53] “Gifted Education” research in 1985 [04:07] What it means to be 2e [06:00] The difference between gifted and non-gifted in students with learning disabilities [07:50] What counts as “gifted” [09:25] The importance of divergent thinking in creative problem-solving [14:07] Dr. Baum’s work on multiple intelligences theory [16:18] Dr. Baum’s assessment tools for identifying strengths, interests and talents [19:54] The 4 personality types identified by Dr. Baum’s assessment tools [24:48] Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education and embracing neurodiversity [30:18] “It isn’t easy being green” [36:33] Learning styles vs. strengths [41:58] General intelligence and working memory in 2e learners [46:05] Circumventing the limitations of working memory and strengths-based education [49:41] The importance of a community of support in 2e education
54 min
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