Paul Bloom, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at Yale has created an expertly delivered whistlestop tour of psychology for the Big Think. The talk outlines the differences between different types of Psychologists and uses three examples (compassion, racism and sex) to explain how empirical research helps us to understand the workings of the mind. The talk runs to a total of 48 minutes and really is worth kicking back for:
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Fluphenazine, once used to treat schizophrenia, is capable of blocking a compound connected to chronic pain.
The aging brain is networked differently.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
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