THE BRAIN: A User’s Guide to the Blob Between Your Ears

The Next Big Idea

By The Next Big Idea Club / Wondery

THE BRAIN: A User’s Guide to the Blob Between Your Ears

Thursday, 18 March

If you managed to stay awake during Bio 101, then you probably think you have a basic understanding of how your brain works. Not so, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. In this cerebral yet highly entertaining conversation with Next Big Idea Club curator Daniel Pink, Lisa says our brains are made for budgeting, not thinking. She debunks the myth of the lizard brain. And she makes the far-out claim that everything you see and hear, including this podcast, is a hallucination.

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