The School of Life: Self-Esteem (2016)

21/11/2017

To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers.

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The School of Life: The Problem With Our Phones (2017)

17/11/2017

The dark truth is that it’s become very hard to find anyone (and certainly anything) more interesting than one’s smartphone. This perplexing and troubling realisation has for most of us had huge consequences for our love stories, family lives, work, leisure time and health.


Elizabeth Waters: The left brain vs. right brain myth (2017)

14/11/2017

The human brain is visibly split into a left and right side. This structure has inspired one of the most pervasive ideas about the brain: that the left side controls logic and the right side controls creativity. And yet, this is a myth, unsupported by scientific evidence. So how did this idea come about, and what does it get wrong?


Annie Bosler and Don Greene: How to practice effectively…for just about anything (2017)

13/11/2017

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.


David Dunning: Why incompetent people think they’re amazing (2017)

10/11/2017

How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect.


Lea Gaslowitz: How to spot a misleading graph (2017)

20/07/2017

When they’re used well, graphs can help us intuitively grasp complex data. But as visual software has enabled more usage of graphs throughout all media, it has also made them easier to use in a careless or dishonest way – and as it turns out, there are plenty of ways graphs can mislead and outright manipulate. Lea Gaslowitz shares some things to look out for.


Stuart Vyse: Where do superstitions come from? (2017)

18/07/2017

Are you afraid of black cats? Would you open an umbrella indoors? How do you feel about the number 13? Whether or not you believe in them, you’re probably familiar with a few of these superstitions. But where did they come from? Stuart Vyse shares the weird and specific origins of some of our favorite superstitions.

 


Wilfred Manzano: How blood pressure works? (2015)

22/05/2017

If you lined up all the blood vessels in your body, they’d be 60 thousand miles long. And every day, they carry the equivalent of over two thousand gallons of blood to the body’s tissues.


Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success (2007)

30/04/2017

Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.


Noah Zandan: The language of lying (2014)

29/04/2017

We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of lying to illustrate how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves.

 


Jody Williams: Activism (2014)

12/04/2017

Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference.


Randall Hayes: At what moment are you dead? (2014)

09/04/2017

For as far back as we can trace our existence, humans have been fascinated with death and resurrection. But is resurrection really possible? And what is the actual difference between a living creature and a dead body anyway?


Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness (2015)

04/04/2017

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.


In a Nutshell: How Small Is An Atom? (2015)

30/03/2017

Atoms are very weird. Wrapping your head around exactly how weird, is close to impossible – how can you describe something that is so removed from humans experience?


Laniakea: Our home supercluster (2014)

21/03/2017

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness (2004)

20/03/2017

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.”


Dominic Walliman: The Map of Physics (2016)

15/03/2017

Everything we know about physics – and a few things we don’t – in a simple map.


Dominic Walliman: The Map of Mathematics (2017)

13/03/2017

The entire field of mathematics summarised in a single map. This shows how pure mathematics and applied mathematics relate to each other and all of the sub-topics they are made from.


Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread (2003)

27/10/2016

In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.


Eleanor Nelsen: Why do your knuckles pop (2015)

17/10/2016

Some people love the feeling of cracking their knuckles, while others cringe at the sound. But what causes that trademark pop? And is it dangerous? Eleanor Nelsen gives the facts behind joint popping.

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Jeffrey Siegel: What makes muscles grow (2015)

14/10/2016

We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix of sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible.

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In a Nutshell: The Immune System Explained – Bacteria Infection (2014)

05/10/2016

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time.


In a Nutshell: Quantum Computers Explained (2015)

30/09/2016

Where are the limits of human technology? And can we somehow avoid them? This is where quantum computers become very interesting.


The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms (2015)

28/09/2016

Without us noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms run everything from search engines on the internet to satnavs and credit card data security – they even help us travel the world, find love and save lives.

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Беседы Гордона: Интеллект и наследственность (2002)

18/09/2016

Передается ли интеллект по наследству? Можно ли развить способности у умственно отсталых детей? Чем объясняется сходство в поведении близнецов — генами или воспитанием?

Равич-Щербо Инна Владимировна – доктор психологических наук. Веракса Николай Евгеньевич – доктор психологических наук, заведующий кафедрой социальной психологии развития факультета социальной психологии МГППУ.


Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator (2016)

07/09/2016

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.


Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers (2016)

17/08/2016

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world.

 


Наука о душе: Деньги в нашей жизни (2009)

30/07/2016

В гостях у передачи Виктор Макаров – профессор психотерапии.


Беседы Гордона: Этология любви (2003)

18/07/2016

Когда и почему в эволюции появляется пол? Для чего нужны первобытному человеку устойчивые связи между мужчиной и женщиной? Существует ли любовь в животном мире и зачем она необходима человеку? О сходствах и различиях в мужской и женской сексуальных стратегиях – этолог Марина Бутовская.

 


Беседы Гордона: Два мозга (2001)

19/06/2016

Что отличает человеческий мозг от мозга животных?

О роли функциональной асимметрии полушарий мозга в памяти, сознании, психике, языке и культуре — доктор биологических наук Татьяна Черниговская и доктор медицинских наук Константин Анохин.