Tuesday’s Big Idea
Studies suggest that humans are hardwired to share, and we are also well-equipped to absorb knowledge from others. In fact, we pick up knowledge from others automatically.
Due to this, while we might like to think that we have completely original minds, we are easily influenced by others and also have an "unknowingness" of how our "human mind meld" really works.
In today's lesson, Laurie Santos explores how our brains automatically process the knowledge of other people and the implications of this. For one thing, it helped us create culture. On the other hand, it leaves us incredibly vulnerable to the influence of others.