The Hidden Brain Series: We will be using material from the podcast “The Hidden Brain” by Shankar Vedantam. Participants will listen to a podcast episode prior to class and then we will have a guest speaker who will share some practical ways that phenomenon is experienced in the real world.
This week we will listen to a podcast called The easiest person to fool. If you click the title in red text, you will go directly to the link to listen to the story on your computer. If you use a Podcast application, you can listen on your mobile device.
Physicist Richard Feynman once said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” One way we fool ourselves is by imagining we know more than we do; we think we are experts. This week on Hidden Brain, psychologist Adam Grant describes the magic that unfolds when we challenge our own deeply-held beliefs. This discussion fits nicely with our Checkology discussions on Tuesday.
The Zoom link below is our virtual link where we will be broadcasting our in person class discussion.