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Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.

Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.

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United States

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Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.

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English


Episodes

Biography

1/15/2021
We may think we understand history from the classes we took in school. Yet, there is so much more to the events and the players than we memorized in class. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how biographies add a missing dimension to the psychology of […]

Duration:00:07:52

Playing and Losing By The Rules

1/9/2021
It can be hard to lose, and at times, to play by the rules, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, politics is more than just a game.

Duration:00:08:06

The New Year

1/4/2021
There are a lot of hopes riding on 2021, and those hopes have a lot to do with why categorization is so important. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of “The New Year.”

Duration:00:08:14

Numbers

1/4/2021
We may take for granted our ability to count, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye!

Duration:00:08:41

The Principle of Contrast

12/7/2020
When we have two things that are very similar to each other we might wonder, why do we have two when they seem to be the same? Turns out this is important for many reasons. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the principle of […]

Duration:00:07:19

Virtual Holidays

11/26/2020
This year’s holidays might look a lot different for many of us due to the pandemic and social distancing, but they don’t have to be all bad. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of virtual holidays.

Duration:00:07:24

Perceptual Acuity

11/21/2020
Developing new skills is about a lot more than practice. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the importance of building perceptual acuity.

Duration:00:07:19

Perception and Affordance

11/14/2020
When we see something, like a chair, we are not only seeing the chair but our brains are also making calculations as to what that chair can afford us; give us a place to sit perhaps. It turns out that we are making those types of calculations all the time. In fact, the relationships change […]

Duration:00:07:30

Defensive Pessimism

11/8/2020
We might consider pessimism to be a negative attribute, but it turns out that sometimes pessimism can give us the energy we need we need in order to help us to accomplish our goals. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about defensive pessimism.

Duration:00:07:46

Rewarding Mediocrity (Rebroadcast)

11/5/2020
The ups and downs of rewards that praise participation in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

Duration:00:07:19

Failure (Rebroadcast)

10/25/2020
Failure is a word that carries a lot of baggage, arousing emotional responses that we’d usually rather avoid. But what about success? Why does the thought of success conjure images and feelings of comfort and satisfaction? This week, Two Guys on Your Head‘s Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke examine how the heights of success and […]

Duration:00:07:35

David Alvarez Retires

10/16/2020
The stalwart engineer for Two Guys on Your Head, David Alvarez is throwing in the towel and turning his attention to the finer things in life. David has worked at KUT since 1982 and has been the engineer for Two Guys since our first recording back in 2013. In this edition of the show Dr. Art Markman, Dr. […]

Duration:00:07:38

The Myth of Happiness

10/9/2020
And they lived happily ever after, isn’t just a cliched ending, it’s psychologically destructive. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the myth of happiness.

Duration:00:07:19

The Storyline

10/3/2020
We create stories for many reasons. Stories help us remember things, stories add meaning to our lives, and stories also create hierarchies of value–that much of the time hide more than they reveal about the past. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of the storyline.

Duration:00:07:19

Writer’s Block (Rebroadcast)

10/3/2020
Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain the ins and outs of how and why we sometimes get stuck – and what we can do to help […]

Duration:00:07:19

Dressing For Zoom

9/23/2020
A lot of us may be working from home right now, which means that we don’t have to wear a suit to an office. But as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke point out in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, we may still want to consider our attire when jumping on a […]

Duration:00:07:24

Seasonal Change

9/12/2020
The changing of seasons can bring with it mixed emotions depending on what is going on in our lives. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of seasonal change.

Duration:00:07:19

Investment

9/4/2020
It’s true investing is not for the faint of heart, but have you ever wondered why? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of investing.

Duration:00:07:36

The What The Hell Effect (Re-Broadcast)

8/27/2020
There is an observation in psychology that looks at how people behave when they have not lived up to the expectations they set for themselves; the “What The Hell Effect.” In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about, not only what it is, but why it is.

Duration:00:07:45

Creating A Shared Reality

8/24/2020
When times are tough and uncertain it can be a welcome oasis to read a book or watch a movie; especially with a friend or family member. Being able to imagine that things could be different is one unique thing about being human, and sharing these realities with others has a special significance. On this […]

Duration:00:07:36