Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve…

Does IQ Really Measure How Smart You Are?

When people talk about smarts, Intelligence Quotient or IQ always seems to come up. People love to bring up how Einstein had a genius-level IQ of 160. And to join Mensa, you need to have an IQ of at least…

Kids Aren’t As Gullible As You Think

Kids Aren’t As Gullible As You Think

This episode is sponsored by Child and Teen Checkups. If you’re in Minnesota, go to Freechildcheckups.com to learn more. [ ♪ Intro ] Life can be pretty confusing if you’re a kid. Like, you thought Elsa was just a cartoon…

Do Psychologists Still Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

Do Psychologists Still Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

[♩ INTRO ] Humans are driven by all kinds of wants and needs. They can be as simple as needing food to keep your body going, or as complex as wanting to write a symphony. Psychologists are curious about what…