156 episodes

Each week Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain. In conversations hosted by producer Rebecca McInroy, the two renowned psychologists cover everything from the effects of sugar on the brain, to what's happening in our minds while we sleep, and much, much more.

Two Guys on Your Head KUT & KUTX Studios, Dr. Art Markman & Dr. Bob Duke

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 207 Ratings

Each week Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain. In conversations hosted by producer Rebecca McInroy, the two renowned psychologists cover everything from the effects of sugar on the brain, to what's happening in our minds while we sleep, and much, much more.

    How To Reframe Stress

    How To Reframe Stress

    In our last episode, we talked about how stress and discomfort aren’t always negative. Sometimes you can harness your energy by learning to reframe the negative feelings, but how do we do that? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, and Rebecca McInroy talk about the process of […]

    • 8 min
    Reframing Stress

    Reframing Stress

    Stress and discomfort aren’t always negative. Sometimes you can harness your energy by learning to reframe the negative feelings. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, some new research by Ayelet Fishbach and her colleagues suggests that doing this can help you get more done.

    • 7 min
    Why We Love Our Pets

    Why We Love Our Pets

    Having a pet is a big responsibility. Pets can be expensive, wake you up in the middle of the night, limit your travel plans, and bring home gifts that aren’t quite what you asked Santa for. Yet, we love them, they bring us joy, and they are really wonderful for us psychologically. In this episode […]

    • 7 min
    Why We Laugh

    Why We Laugh

    What is the evolutionary benefit of laughter? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore why we laugh.

    • 7 min
    Making Change Stick

    Making Change Stick

    It’s that time of the year when we resolve to drink less, exercise more, save money, etc. It may feel really good to intend to do “better” in the new year, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, real change takes planning and […]

    • 7 min
    Celebration

    Celebration

    Sometimes we put off celebrating until we achieve a big goal instead of taking a moment to enjoy the little achievements along the way, and that’s a problem. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss the evolutionary reasons behind the importance of celebration, gratitude, and […]

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

Dr Jennie Byrne ,

Great translation of brain science to practical ideas

I particularly enjoyed the episode on Moral Injury - as a healthcare leader I sometimes struggle to explain this concept to others outside of healthcare.

Thank you for being a great translator of brain and behavior science!

—Dr Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD

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Love this podcast y’all! Keep em coming! 🤘🏼hookem!

formerly of good hearing ,

Do not listen with headphones!

Love the content, but there are serious volume issues. Sometimes the segment changes to an ad that is very loud, sometimes too quiet. Sometimes different hosts in the same conversation are played back at different volumes, so I can’t even fix it by changing my device’s volume.

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