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Circle of Willis is a podcast for and about the scientists, authors, journalists, and even a few mystics, who make and communicate science for all of us. Circle of Willis is brought to you by VQR and the Center for Media and Citizenship, and is a member of the Teej.fm network. Find out more at T.E.E.J. dot F.M.

Circle of Willis is a podcast for and about the scientists, authors, journalists, and even a few mystics, who make and communicate science for all of us. Circle of Willis is brought to you by VQR and the Center for Media and Citizenship, and is a member of the Teej.fm network. Find out more at T.E.E.J. dot F.M.
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Circle of Willis is a podcast for and about the scientists, authors, journalists, and even a few mystics, who make and communicate science for all of us. Circle of Willis is brought to you by VQR and the Center for Media and Citizenship, and is a member of the Teej.fm network. Find out more at T.E.E.J. dot F.M.

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English


Episodes

Episode 9: Hal Movius

1/15/2018
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Welcome to Episode 9, where I talk to HAL MOVIUS, founder and president of Movius Consulting, about the nature of confidence, the ways in which confidence can both help us and hurt us when we’re working through a difficult negotiation. My conversation with Hal takes Circle of Willis in a bit of a different direction, since Hal isn’t currently a working scientist, per se, but is instead applying his training and expertise in behavioral science to work with some of the world’s most...

Duration: 00:54:06


Preview: Hal Movius

1/6/2018
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Hi Everyone! The HAL MOVIUS episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about leaving academia, and the problem of confidence in difficult negotiations. More soon! Jim

Duration: 00:07:46


Episode 8: Simine Vazire

12/26/2017
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Welcome to Episode 8, where I talk to SIMINE VAZIRE, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, about the stability of personality, our ability to know ourselves, and some of the nuances within the prescriptive advice of the Open Science Movement. Simine wears a number of different hats. In recent years, she’s been at or near the center of ongoing conversations among scientists about the virtues and challenges of open science. As part of this work, she...

Duration: 01:05:02


Preview: Simine Vazire

12/21/2017
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Hi Everyone! The SIMINE VAZIRE episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about Simine's role in the movement to improve psychological science. More soon! Jim

Duration: 00:07:35


Episode 7: Marco Iacoboni

12/12/2017
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Welcome to Episode 7, where Professor MARCO IACOBONI and I talk about the mirroring, mirror neurons, the science of empathy, and how we understand the minds of others. Marco is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he directs the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory within the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Marco has written volumes of vitally important scientific papers, including a very famous paper...

Duration: 01:06:04


Preview: Marco Iacoboni

12/6/2017
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Hi Everyone! The MARCO IACOBONI episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about mirror neurons. More soon! Jim

Duration: 00:05:01


John Cacioppo Bonus Material

11/22/2017
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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 people, or if you're comfortable doing a little google searching, there is some great stuff here. It’s me and John Cacioppo talking about the work John did with Richard Petty...

Duration: 00:23:53


Episode 6: John Cacioppo

11/17/2017
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Welcome to Episode 6, where Professor JOHN CACIOPPO and I talk about inferring causal associations between mind and body, and how to be human is to care for others. John is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, and the founder and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, at the University of Chicago John’s contributions to the fields of Social Psychology, Psychophysiology, Social Neuroscience (an entire field he helped create more or...

Duration: 00:47:02


Sneak Preview: John Cacioppo

11/13/2017
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SNEAK PREVIEW: JOHN CACIOPPO Hi Everyone! The JOHN CACIOPPO episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation. More soon! Jim

Duration: 00:04:24


Lisa Feldman Barrett Bonus Material

11/9/2017
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Hey everyone! This is not a proper episode of my podcast, Circle of Willis… It’s a BONUS EPISODE, sort of like the extras you get on a DVD or something like that. It's an extra bit of conversation recorded with LISA FELDMAN BARRETT What happened is: after Lisa and I recorded our first conversation, we got to chatting about how she started studying emotion and what it was like for her to go against the dominant view of what emotions were, and we realized that we should start the...

Duration: 00:24:11


Episode 5: Lisa Feldman Barrett

10/30/2017
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Welcome to Episode 5, where Neuroscientist LISA FELDMAN BARRETT and I talk about the nature of human emotion, and how misunderstanding emotion may be more consequential than you think. Lisa is one of the world's leading theorists of emotion—of what emotions are—and the conclusions she’s drawn from decades of research may surprise you—a lot. Her work so compelling and fresh that it's been prominently featured—along with Lisa herself—pretty much all through Season 3 of the popular NPR...

Duration: 01:18:24


Episode 4: Wil Cunningham

10/16/2017
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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 factors that lead Wil to a life in the sciences. Wil is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Psychology and at the Rotman School of Management. And...

Duration: 01:17:15


Episode 3: Lisa Diamond

10/2/2017
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Welcome to Episode 3, where I discuss the science and politics ofsexual identity with LISA DIAMOND of the University of Utah. We’ll also hear about Lisa’s personal story—how she came to identify as a feminist, as a lesbian, and as a scientist, and how all of those identities have converged on a profound body of work. If you’re interested in a deeper dive into this research, you should check out her award-winning 2009 book entitled, SEXUAL FLUIDITY: UNDERSTANDING WOMEN'S LOVE AND DESIRE,...

Duration: 01:27:29


Episode 2: Eli Finkel

9/17/2017
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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 his book, THE ALL OR NOTHING MARRIAGE, is set to hit bookstores September 19th. You can get it for your Kindle, in hardcover, or even as an audiobook. Many others have...

Duration: 01:12:49


Episode 1: Introducing Circle of Willis

9/8/2017
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Here it is: The very first episode of CIRCLE OF WILLIS, where, to the best of my ability, I respond to the question many of my colleagues have been asking, which is, "why are you doing this?" This episode references all kinds of things, one of which is the only real blog post I ever wrote. I foolishly promised I'd leave a link to it on the website, so here's that link! Coming soon: My conversation with Eli Finkel! Watch this space, or subscribe to Circle of Willis wherever you like to...

Duration: 00:28:18


Circle of Willis, Trailer 2

9/4/2017
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Hey Everyone! It's Trailer 2 of CIRCLE OF WILLIS, featuring lightening fast excerpts from my conversations with Lisa Diamond, John Cacioppo, Nilanjana Dasgupta, David Sloan Wilson, Jay Van Bavel, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Brian Nosek, Susan Johnson, and Eli Finkel. And there's SO MUCH MORE! Episodes 1 and 2 are almost ready! Watch this space! Jim

Duration: 00:01:44


Circle of Willis Trailer!

8/31/2017
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Coming this Fall to wherever you get your podcasts, it’s CIRCLE OF WILLIS, a podcast for and about the scientists, authors, journalists (and even a few mystics) who make and communicate science for all of us. Circle of Willis is brought to you by VQR and the Center for Media and Citizenship, and is a member of the Teej.fm network. Find out more at TEEJ.FM

Duration: 00:01:44