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Oct 31, 2018

Welcome to the first annual Circle of Willis Halloween Special, THE WIDOWMAKER, in which I tell the story of almost dying recently of a particularly deadly heart attack. 
 
If you have a family history of heart disease, if you had a traumatic childhood, if you have been under a lot of stress, for a long period of time,...


Feb 21, 2018

Welcome to Episode 10, where I talk to DAVID SLOAN WILSON, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, about, well, a lot of stuff, from Skinnerian behaviorism to multilevel selection theory, to the behaviors that impede and facilitate scientific progress and even to what Wilson calls...


Nov 22, 2017

Hey Everyone! This is not a full episode of my podcast Circle of Willis!

What this is…this is BONUS MATERIAL from Episode 6, where I talked with JOHN CACIOPPO.

This is material that might be a little tougher for some people—people who are not social psychologists or psychophysiologists…

But if you are one of those...


Oct 16, 2017

 
Welcome to Episode 4, where Professor WIL CUNNINGHAM and I discuss the beauty of complexity, psychology’s language trap, and the unconscious processes that shape our conscious motivations. We also talk about the aesthetics of data analysis, what it might feel like to discover that ESP was real, and the various...


Sep 18, 2017

 

Welcome to Episode 2, where I talk with Professor ELI FINKEL of Northwestern University about everything from the history and science of marriage, to the trade-offs underlying science's contemporary methodological growing pains. 

Although you may recognize Eli from his many New York Times op-eds, you may not know that...