David McRaney

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YANSS Podcast – Episode One – The Invisible Gorilla

<b>The Topic:</b> Attention<p><b>The Guest:</b> Daniel Simons<p><b>The Episode:</b> iTunes – Download – RSS – Soundcloud<p>The video above demonstrates the Monkey Business …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Three – Confabulation

<b>The Topic:</b> Confabulation<p><b>The Guest:</b> V.S. Ramachandran<p><b>The Episode:</b> iTunes – Download – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud – Transcript<p>As a motto for the …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Two – The Illusion of Knowledge

<b>The Topic:</b> The Illusion of Knowledge<p><b>The Guest:</b> Christopher Chabris<p><b>The Episode:</b> iTunes – Download – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>Remember when the …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Four – The Self Illusion

<b>The Topic:</b> The Self<p><b>The Guest:</b> Bruce Hood<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud – Transcript<p>You are a pile of atoms.<p>When you eat …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Five – The Authenticity Hoax

<b>The Topic:</b> Selling Out<p><b>The Guest:</b> Andrew Potter<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>Andrew Potter is the guest on this episode …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Six – Happy Money

<b>The Topic:</b> Spending Money<p><b>The Guest:</b> Elizabeth Dunn<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>Which would you rather have, a mansion …

Survivorship Bias

<b>The Misconception:</b> You should focus on the successful if you wish to become successful.<b>The Truth:</b> When failure becomes invisible, the difference …

New Book: You Are Now Less Dumb – Win shirts and signed books!

The Book Trailer for You Are Now Less Dumb by www.plus3video.com<p>You can preorder my new book right now.<p>It will appear in stores on July 30, but you …

New Book Excerpt: The Common Belief Fallacy

If you head over to Big Think right now you can read an excerpt from my new book, “You Are Now Less Dumb,” available for preorder this very …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Seven – The Psychology of Common Sense

<b>The Topic:</b> Common Sense<p><b>The Guest:</b> Kevin Lyon<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>(There is still time to enter the preorder …

Enclothed Cognition

This is the first in a series of shorts I’m making with the help of Plus3 Video (www.plus3video.com).<p>I love it! Look for another one next …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Eight – The Psychology of Video Games

<b>The Topic:</b> Video Games<p><b>The Guest:</b> Jamie Madigan<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>“The Last of Us” is a video game, a work of …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Nine – Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory

In 2008, renowned programmer and essayist Paul Graham wrote a guide for citizens of cyberspace titled “How to Disagree.”<p>Ten years had passed since …

YANSS Podcast – Episode Ten – Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All of Us

If a world archery champion fell madly in love with the Eiffel Tower, who she considered to be a female, married the monument, and then went on to …

YANSS Podcast 11 – Hazel Markus and The Influence of Where You Live on How You Think

Is your state of mind from one situation to the next drastically altered by the state in which you live? According to cultural psychologists, yes it …

YANSS Podcast 12 – David Buss and the Dangerous Passion of Jealousy

Why do human beings experience jealousy, what is its function, and what are the warning signs that signal this powerful emotion may lead to …

New York City’s Placebo Buttons and The Post Hoc Fallacy

I’m so excited to reveal the latest book trailer for my new book, You Are Now Less Dumb. Here is a link to learn more about the book.<p>Once again, the …

YANSS Podcast 013 – Clive Thompson and How Technology Affects Our Minds

<b>The Topic:</b> Technology<b>The Guest:</b> Clive Thompson<b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – SoundcloudThe very fact that you are reading this …

YANSS Podcast 014 – Melanie C. Green and how stories can change beliefs and behaviors

<b>The Topic:</b> Narratives<p><b>The Guest:</b> Melanie C. Green<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud – Transcript<p>In this episode we discuss …

YANSS Podcast 015 – I read an excerpt from You Are Now Less Dumb

<b>The Topic:</b> Narrative Bias<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>In this inbetweenisode I read an excerpt from my book, You Are …

YANSS Podcast 016 – Steven Novella and Jesse Walker discuss the history and psychology of conspiracy theories

<b>The Topic:</b> Conspiracy Theories<b>The Guest:</b> Steven Novella and Jesse Walker<b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<b>This episode of</b> …

YANSS Podcast 018 – How Benjamin Franklin dealt with haters

<b>The Topic:</b> The Benjamin Franklin Effect<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>Benjamin Franklin knew how to deal with haters, …

YANSS Podcast 019 – Placebo sleep and other new discoveries in placebo research

The Topic: The Placebo Effect<p>The Guest: Kristi Erdal<p>The Episode: Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>How powerful is the placebo effect? …

YANSS Podcast 020 – James Burke and Matt Novak ponder the future and why we are terrible at predicting it

The Topic: The FutureThe Guests: James Burke and Matt NovakThe Episode: Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud – TranscriptIf you love …

YANSS Podcast 023 – What you can learn about dealing with differing political views from bloodthirsty, warring tribes of children

<b>The Topic:</b> The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight<p><b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<p>In the 1950s, in an effort to better …

YANSS Podcast 024 – How psychology can improve your sleep life with Richard Wiseman

<b>The Topic:</b> Sleep<b>The Guest:</b> Richard Wiseman<b>The Episode:</b> Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud<b>Take the survey mentioned in the episode:</b> …