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The Village Effect - How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Susan Pinker

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Description:

From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives, and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal "village" around us, one that exerts unique effects. Marrying the findings of the new field of social neuroscience together with gripping human stories, Susan Pinker explores the impact of face-to-face contact from cradle to grave, from city to Sardinian mountain village, from classroom to workplace, from love to marriage to divorce. Most of us have left the literal village behind and don't want to give up our new technologies to go back there. But, as Pinker writes so compellingly, we need close social bonds and uninterrupted face time with our friends and families in order to thrive-even to survive. Creating our own "village effect" can make us happier. It can also save our lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donna Postel

Length:

11h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

39:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

54:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

49:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

49:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

56:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

54:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:44