My stroke of insight :: Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
"Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment.
Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce - "Tipping Point" author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce, and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
When does learning begin -BEFORE we are born -Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks thru new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.