Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain
Aug 24, 2020
You 2.0: WOOP, WOOP!
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American culture is all about positive affirmations. Dream big! Shoot for the stars! But do positive fantasies actually help us achieve our goals? This week, as part of our You 2.0 summer series, we revisit a conversation with researcher Gabriele Oettingen about how we can make our goals more attainable.
Curiosity Daily
Curiosity Daily
The Door to Hell Is a Fiery Pit That’s Been Burning Since 1971
Learn about a new theory for the uncanny valley effect and the Door to Hell, a giant fiery pit that’s been burning since 1971. We’ll also answer a listener question about how drug and alcohol tolerance works. Curiosity Daily is a finalist in the 2020 Discover Pods Awards, and we need your vote to win! Please vote for Curiosity Daily for Best Technology & Science Podcast via the link below. It's free and only takes a minute. Thanks so much! https://awards.discoverpods.com/vote/ There's a New Theory for the Uncanny Valley Effect by Steffie Drucker Experiments reveal why human-like robots elicit uncanny feelings. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/ehs-erw091020.php Wang, S., Cheong, Y. F., Dilks, D. D., & Rochat, P. (2020). The Uncanny Valley Phenomenon and the Temporal Dynamics of Face Animacy Perception. Perception, 030100662095261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0301006620952611  Caballar, R. D. (2019, Nov. 6). What Is the Uncanny Valley? IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/what-is-the-uncanny-valley Guizzo, E. (2013, Nov. 13). Experts Plunge Into the Uncanny Valley, Celebrate Masahiro Mori. IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/the-uncanny-valley-revisited-a-tribute-to-masahiro-mori The Door to Hell Is a Giant Fiery Pit That's Been Burning Since 1971 by Joanie Faletto Geiling, N. (2014, May 20). This Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 Years. Smithsonian Magazine; Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/giant-hole-ground-has-been-fire-more-40-years-180951247/  Upton, J. (2013, July 31). $100 million worth of natural gas goes up in flames every month in North Dakota. Grist; Grist. https://grist.org/news/100-million-worth-of-natural-gas-goes-up-in-flames-every-month-in-north-dakota/ Things to Do in Darvaza. (2020). Tripadvisor.Com. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g2049541-Activities-Darvaza_Ahal_Province.html  How does drug/alcohol tolerance work? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Danielle) Mechanisms of tolerance and tachyphylaxis | Deranged Physiology. (2018). Derangedphysiology.Com. https://derangedphysiology.com/main/cicm-primary-exam/required-reading/variability-drug-response/Chapter%20221/mechanisms-tolerance-and-tachyphylaxis  Nichols, D. E. (2016). Psychedelics. Pharmacological Reviews, 68(2), 264–355. https://doi.org/10.1124/pr.115.011478  Dumas, E. O., & Pollack, G. M. (2008). Opioid Tolerance Development: A Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Perspective. The AAPS Journal, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.1208/s12248-008-9056-1  ‌Lapham, S. (2010). The Limits of Tolerance: Convicted Alcohol-Impaired Drivers Share Experiences Driving Under the Influence. The Permanente Journal, 14(2). https://doi.org/10.7812/tpp/09-145  ‌Bauman, J. (2014, October 16). Drug Tolerance - Bradford Health Services - Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. Bradford Health Services - Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. https://bradfordhealth.com/drug-tolerance/  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.
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How to Save a Planet
How to Save a Planet
Presenting: Drilled
Decades ago, the oil company Exxon made a decision that drastically changed our country’s response to climate change. At the time, the company’s scientists were warning about global warming and Exxon was investing in the research and development of renewable energy technologies. But instead of going down the path of pursuing renewables, a small group of powerful people decided to double down on fossil fuels. Today, we’re sharing the story of this inflection point, as told on the first season of the podcast Drilled. If you like what you hear, find Drilled in your favorite podcast app, or at drillednews.com. Want more?  Read this article in Scientific American: Exxon Knew about Climate Change almost 40 years ago, and see more reporting on the topic on Twitter with the hashtag #ExxonKnew  Listen to the rest of the first season of Drilled. Also, check out the current season of Drilled. In the latest season, reporter and host Amy Westervelt is telling the story of a decades-long case between Chevron and an Indigenous group in Ecuador. It's a wild story with a lot of twists and turns that ultimately highlights just how far oil companies are willing to go to avoid accountability. Our podcast now has a patron saint Allow us to introduce you to Eunice Newton Foote, the scientist who discovered that adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere would cause planetary warming. And she discovered this in 1856!! Check out this paper she published 164 years ago. She tried to warn us! #VoteClimate And lastly, the election ends in just a few days. Besides voting, you can still get involved at a local level. We recommend checking out Lead Locally — an organization whose mission is electing community leaders who are dedicated to stopping big fossil fuel projects & protecting our climate. They have info on the slate of local candidates they are supporting this election and you can even sign up to phone or text bank for them.
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