Free Will Worth Wanting |Daniel Dennett, Helen Steward, Patrick Haggard
46 min
Do we choose to follow the rules? Are we really free to decide, or is choice just an illusion? On this week’s episode we’re trying to understand why many neuroscientists and philosophers argue that...

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Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Neutrinos give insights into the workings of the Sun’s core
Scientists have finally confirmed the existence of a CNO cycle fusion reaction in the Sun, and why women’s contraception research needs a reboot. In this episode: 00:47 Detection of CNO neutrinos Since the 1930s it has been theorised that stars have a specific fusion reaction known as the CNO cycle, but proof has been elusive. Now, a collaboration in Italy report detection of neutrinos that show that the CNO cycle exists. Research article: The Borexino Collaboration News and Views: Neutrino detection gets to the core of the Sun 08:48 Coronapod We discuss the search for the animal origin of SARS-CoV-2, with researchers raiding their freezer draws to see if any animals carry similar viruses, and the latest vaccine results. News: Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia News: Why Oxford’s positive COVID vaccine results are puzzling scientists 19:32 Research Highlights How sleep patterns relate to ageing, and a solar-powered steam sterilizer. Research Highlight: For better health, don’t sleep your age Research Highlight: Technology for sterilizing medical instruments goes solar 21:50 Getting women’s contraception research unstuck Since the 1960s there has been little progress on research into women’s contraceptives. This week in Nature, researchers argue that this needs to change. Comment: Reboot contraceptives research — it has been stuck for decades 29:35 Briefing Chat We discuss a highlight from the Nature Briefing. This time, a tool to summarise papers. Nature News: tl;dr: this AI sums up research papers in a sentence Try the TLDR tool yourself! Subscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
35 min
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
The Stressful Psychology of a Ghosted Email
Learn about how a ghosted email causes different stress than a rude response does, the 15-year grudge match between rival dino hunters known as The Bone Wars, and crown shyness, the forest’s version of social distancing. Ignoring someone's email and drafting a rude response stress people out in similar but different ways by Kelsey Donk What new research reveals about rude workplace emails. (2020). ScienceDaily.  Yuan, Z., Park, Y., & Sliter, M. T. (2020). Put you down versus tune you out: Further understanding active and passive e-mail incivility. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 25(5), 330–344. Zhenyu Yuan,YoungAh Park. (2020, July 21). The Psychological Toll of Rude E-mails. Scientific American.  The Bone Wars Were a 15-Year Grudge Match Between Rival Dino Hunters by Reuben Westmaas The Two Paleontologists Who Had a Bone to Pick with Each Other | Detours | Prehistoric Road Trip. (2020, June 7). WTTW Chicago.  Engber, D. (2013, August 7). A Brilliant Paleontologist, Unfit for Battle in the Bone Wars. Slate Magazine; Slate.  Crown shyness is how trees practice social distancing by Steffie Drucker McVean, A. (2018, September 19). Trees avoid touching each other due to "crown shyness." The results are beautiful webs of leaves. Office for Science and Society.  Osterloff, Emily. (2020) Crown shyness: are trees social distancing too? Nhm.Ac.Uk.  Wu, K. (2020, July 6). Some trees may “social distance” to avoid disease.  MENG, S. X., RUDNICKI, M., LIEFFERS, V. J., REID, D. E. B., & SILINS, U. (2006). Preventing crown collisions increases the crown cover and leaf area of maturing lodgepole pine. Journal of Ecology, 94(3), 681–686.  ‌Crepy, M. A., & Casal, J. J. (2014). Photoreceptor-mediated kin recognition in plants. New Phytologist, 205(1), 329–338.  Ballare, C. L., Sanchez, R. A., Scopel, A. L., Casal, J. J., & Ghersa, C. M. (1987). Early detection of neighbour plants by phytochrome perception of spectral changes in reflected sunlight. Plant, Cell and Environment, 10(7), 551–557.  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:  See for privacy information.
14 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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