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Big Think and the Mental Health Channel are proud to launch Big Thinkers on Mental Health, a new series dedicated to open discussion of anxiety, depression, and the many other psychological disorders that affect millions worldwide.
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A college graduate at the age of 19, Brandon Adams is a high-stakes poker player who has competed at the Tournament of Champions and the World Series of Poker. He is the author of 'Broke: A Poker Novel,' a fictional account of poker players and...
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As humans we think linearly, but the...
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Big Think's Edge learning platform for career mentorship and professional development provides engaging, actionable courses delivered by thought leaders at the top of their game. In this playlist, learn leadership skills from former NBA star John...
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From downloading your consciousness, to living in space, Big Think's visionary experts explore new frontiers of science and technology, and provide tantalizing glimpses of a future that may be just around the corner.
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In this playlist you'll hear from some of the world's leading experts on the nature of the human mind. From philosopher Daniel Dennett to neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel, these Big Thinkers will fine-tune how you think about thinking.
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The best of Big Think on the importance of empowering women to succeed in business and in life.
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Big Think's experts share their insights on music, theater, literature, and even the hidden connections between neurology and modern sculpture.
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