Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain
Jan 4, 2021
The Double Standard
Play • 48 min

It's easy to spot bias in other people, especially those with whom we disagree.  But it’s not so easy to recognize our own biases.  Psychologist Emily Pronin says it’s partly because of our brain architecture. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore what Pronin calls the introspection illusion.

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris
ABC News
#318: A New Way to Think About Your Time | Ashley Whillans
For many of us, in this pandemic, our relationship to time has become particularly fraught. You may be noticing that, with no limits on your work time, you are going into overdrive and feeling more crazed than ever. Or you may be feeling like you have too much time and are bored out of your mind. Or you may be feeling both. My guest, Ashley Whillans, is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School and author of the book Time Smart. She was recommended to us by a former guest, Laurie Santos, a professor from Yale and host of The Happiness Lab podcast. Ashley has a radical approach to managing your time -- or taking your time, to put a new spin on an old cliche. Her goal is to get you from a state of "time poverty" to "time affluence." In this conversation, we talk about: how to do a time audit; funding time, finding time, and reframing time; the surprising extent to which prioritizing time over money predicts happiness -- and what to do if you usually do the opposite; how to handle "time confetti"; and the value of canceling meetings. This is the first of a two-part series we are doing this week on time. On Wednesday, we’re going to talk to someone with a rather different approach. Her name is Jenny Odell and she wrote a bestseller called How To Do Nothing. Take a few minutes to help us out by answering a survey about your experience with this podcast! The team here is always looking for ways to improve, and we’d love to hear from all of you, but we’d particularly like to hear from those of you who listen to the podcast and do not use our companion app. Please visit https://www.tenpercent.com/survey to take the survey. Thank you.   Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/ashley-whillans-318
1 hr 18 min
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
A Trick for Making Vaccinations Less Painful
Learn about an easy trick for making needles less painful; how ancient Mayans used zeolite to filter water more than 2,000 years ago; and the story behind moonmoons, the hilarious name astronomers have proposed for moons that orbit other moons.  Smiling or grimacing reduces needle pain by Steffie Drucker Smiling sincerely or grimacing can significantly reduce the pain of needle injection. (2020, December). Smiling sincerely or grimacing can significantly reduce the pain of needle injection. UCI News. https://news.uci.edu/2020/12/01/smiling-sincerely-or-grimacing-can-significantly-reduce-the-pain-of-needle-injection/  Pressman, S. D., Acevedo, A. M., Hammond, K. V., & Kraft-Feil, T. L. (2020). Smile (or grimace) through the pain? The effects of experimentally manipulated facial expressions on needle-injection responses. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000913  Episode on the facial feedback hypothesis: https://www.curiositydaily.com/can-smiling-actually-make-you-happier-and-why-a-clockmaker-figured-out-longitude/  The Ancient Maya used zeolite and quartz to filter drinking water 2,000 years ago by Grant Currin Starr, M. (2020). An Ancient Maya City Had a Surprisingly Effective Water Filtration System. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/an-ancient-maya-civilisation-had-surprisingly-effective-water-filtration-system  ‌Tankersley, K. B., Dunning, N. P., Carr, C., Lentz, D. L., & Scarborough, V. L. (2020). Zeolite water purification at Tikal, an ancient Maya city in Guatemala. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75023-7  Moons can have moons called moonmoons originally aired October 16, 2018: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/moonmoons-why-you-get-sick-when-seasons-change-and  Kollmeier, J. A., & Raymond, S. N. (2018). Can moons have moons? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 483(1), L80–L84. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/sly219  Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. 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.
10 min
Nature Podcast
Nature Podcast
Springer Nature Limited
Hiring discrimination laid bare by mountain of data
Analysis of hundreds of thousands of job searches shows that recruiters will discriminate based on ethnicity and gender, and the neural circuitry behind a brief period of forgetting. In this episode: 00:47 Hiring discrimination A huge dataset has shown that widespread discrimination occurs in job hiring, based on ethnicity and gender. This backs up decades of research, showing that people from minority backgrounds tend to get contacted far less by employers. Research Article: Hangartner et al. 09:31 Coronapod Today Joe Biden becomes the next president of the United States. We find out what this new political chapter could mean for the country’s immediate pandemic response, including the mass rollout of vaccines. News: Joe Biden’s COVID plan is taking shape — and researchers approve News: Joe Biden names top geneticist Eric Lander as science adviser 20:46 Research Highlights A new way to study fragile helium pairs, and there’s no limit to how much exercise improves your heart health. Research Highlight: Taking tenuous helium molecules for a spin Research Highlight: Feeling fit? A little more sweat could still help your heart 23:17 Forgetful flies Ever had the feeling where you can’t quite remember what you were doing? While common, this sort of ‘tip of the tongue’ forgetting is not well understood. Now though, researchers have uncovered the neural process behind this feeling… in fruit flies. Research Article: Sabadal et al. 29:49 Briefing Chat We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, the economics calculations of thieving monkeys, and how in certain situations electric eels will hunt together. The Guardian: Bali’s thieving monkeys can spot high-value items to ransom Science: Shocking discovery: Electric eels hunt in packs in Amazon rivers Subscribe to Nature Briefing, an unmissable daily round-up of science news, opinion and analysis free in your inbox every weekday.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 min
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