- Scientific American Mind
- Narrated by: Mark Moran
- Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
- Release date: 21-12-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Scientific American
Mark Moran has a clear, conversational performance style which genuinely invites listeners into these exciting dialogues about scientific advancement and discovery.
"Do Animals Feel Empathy?": A look at the evolutionary origins of empathy, and whether animals can experience it.
"The Secret to Raising Smart Kids": More than 30 years of research has revealed the key to success for your kids - in school and in life.
"Sex, Math, and Scientific Achievement": Higher verbal and memory skills that women have lead them to different careers than men (who are better at visual tasks and mental manipulation of objects).
"Psychedelic Healing": The same hallucinogenic drugs that blew minds in the 1960's may soon be treating ailments.
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By Douglas on 10-06-12
...then skip the first article, taking its own simple advice: "find something interesting to do." (How much funding did it take to come to THAT conclusion?!) A bit more interesting is the study on animals and empathy, though it's pretty old territory, dating back to a 1960's study with rats. (No real new ground here if you have read anything on the subject before.) The best article is probably on children who succeed: it exposes the flaws of the Mr. Rogers mentality ("you are special!") which has led an entire generation to have more of a tendency to give up when things get tough, since they are more likely to believe that skills are innate rather than acquired--and thus they miss the obvious fact that developing skills always requires motivated and repeated trying.
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