Archive for June, 2010

Irrational Career Incentives

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

In a funny and revealing short lecture, behavioural economist Dan Ariely talks about what motivates and what doesn’t motivate people in the workplace.

How the Brain Pays Attention

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Visual perception and object-based vs. spatial attention explained in a cognitive science interview.

Modern Comedy

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

How has comedy entertainment changed as society has?

Chronobiology and Design: Healthy Buildings for Brains

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Designing environments that optimize light for physical and mental health.

Using Neurocriminology to Predict Violence

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Can violence be predicted or explained with neuroimaging tools? Consider the issues in this neuroethics lecture.

Talking about Talking

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Steven Pinker on how language reflects what we think.

Zimbardo on Time

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Our perception of time.

Sleep, Genes and Bipolar Disorders

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Circadian rhythm disturbance and bipolar disorders: researching the connections.

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