Maria Konnikova explores how our mind learns, drawing insight from both psychology and poker. Maria has a B.A. in psychology from Harvard and a PhD in psychology from Columbia University. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, "The Confidence Game" and "Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes," Maria writes about psychology and its application to real-life situations. We discuss Maria's new book, "The Biggest Bluff" and what life lessons we can take and apply from the game of poker. When people ask Maria what she does, how does she like to reply? Her first introduction to the character of Sherlock Holmes by her father Maria got into poker to better understand the line between skill and chance. Where is that line? There's an idea in psychology called the locus of control. How does it work? Poker showed Maria's confidence issues. How did she fix them with poker? How have Maria's ideologies of psychology changed after her journey into poker? Maria explains speech play, playing with words. What is it? How does it work? Erik Seidel listened quietly and then told Maria one phrase: "Less certainty. More inquiry." The lesson from Sherlock Holmes "I both see and observe." How does Maria view failure today? 'Bird by bird' has become an inner mantra for Maria whenever she is feeling overwhelmed. The Gambler's Fallacy is the faulty idea that probability has a memory: you are "due" for a win. Was there a con artist Maria admired for their craft? We con ourselves. What did Maria learn? Intuition and how this is playing out in Maria's mind? What did poker show Maria that she had to unlearn? LINKS Maria Konnikova's Website https://www.mariakonnikova.com Support Act delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers https://supportact.org.au/about-support-act/ The Mojo Radio Show Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast Top 10 Cowbell songs of all time https://ultimateclassicrock.com/cowbell-songs/ The Mojo Radio Show website themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”. Hunter S Thompson.
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