Psychologists discover that the way the brain perceives beauty differs between art or faces.
Some experts take issue with Elon Musk’s frightening warning about AI taking over.
Employees at 32M, a company based in Wisconsin, now have the option of getting microchipped. Workers implanted with the RFID chip will be able to open doors, store medical info, and pay for purchases. Should this be the future workplace?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Creative Time Artistic Director Nato Thompson on culture as the inescapable weapon.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Rolling Stone political journalist Matt Taibbi on the media and political circus of the 2016 campaign trail, the search for happiness, and where we go from here.
It's always been our brains.
Innovation is often thought of as the result of rare genius. To create a new solution to an old problem that is both more efficient and practical than older methods […]
Organizations of all kinds are putting a whole new emphasis on their “company culture.” A strong and positive company culture promotes employee well being, satisfaction, and drive—which translates into higher […]
Many people will try to give you hope or sell it to you, says Richard M. Cohen, who was diagnosed with MS at 25, and has battled two bouts of cancer, but hope is an internal discovery.
Uploading your mind is not a pathway to immortality. Instead, it will create a possibly hostile digital doppelgänger.
David Eagleman, neuroscientist and host of 'The Brain' on PBS, will speak at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited.
Spontaneous talk on unexpected topics. Comedian and author Isy Suttie on the terrors of adulthood and more. Surprise ideas from Paul Bloom, Maysoon Zayid, and Slavoj Žižek.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. French philosopher and filmmaker "BHL" on evil, complacency, and the necessity of outsider thinking.
If you're not doing relational thinking, you're not really thinking, says psychotherapist Esther Perel. Understanding how complementarity between people and partners works is critical to success.
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Media entrepreneur Amani Al-Khatatbeh and host Jason Gots wrestle with tough questions about identity, power, and Islamic feminism.
Optimism may be quantifiably keeping marriages together, especially after the so-called honeymoon period ends.
All those donated clothes are interrupting production of local textiles.
The Big Think+ team is thrilled to present 23 brand new videos! The experts featured below are diverse in both their backgrounds and skill sets, ranging from a theoretical physicist […]
North Korea has a long history of making bellicose threats that defy global norms. So does that mean the country's leaders are irrational, and will act irrationally?
As a leader, setting up an innovation training course for your employees can be tough. Not only do you have to account for how employees access training resources (online video […]
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. In this extra feisty episode of Think Again - A Big Think Podcast, actor and author William Shatner and host Jason Gots take sides on whether or not it's a dog-eat-dog world out there.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Psychologist Paul Bloom wants us to abandon empathy as a guide to moral decision making. He's probably right.
The Job Guarantee is a policy proposal that would have the state function as an employer of last resort.
The world today is far more complex than it was 200 years ago, but the speeches and writings of the Founding Fathers point to a common general principle.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Philosopher of mind Peter Godfrey-Smith on octopus consciousness, free will, and an extinct sea-worm he'd like to resurrect.