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 UT 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. Produced by KUT Radio, a service of the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin.
At the end of the day the brain wants what it wants, but you might not know that the brain also wants things associated with what it wants, it notices more things that can get it what it wants, and it doesn't really like things that are not aligned with its goals.
In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of desire.
Why We Tell Ghost Stories
Tales of bloody tears, looming sharks, and possessed children can be terrifying — that's why we love them!
It's just one of the many things that make the human experience truly remarkable: We can tell stories and scare ourselves. Moreover, being scared can teach us how to overcome other things we fear day to day.
In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why we like scary stories, and what we can learn about life from being "safely" frightened.
Why We Tell Stories
Why isn't information enough? Facts. Dates. Names. Why do we as humans need more in order to understand our world?
V&B – Two Guys On Your Head Live: Human Nature
In this episode, KUT's Rebecca McInroy is joined by Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke (of Two Guys On Your Head) in a discussion about the definition of Human Nature. Deep Down, is it better to know that people are all the same or to think they’re all different? How does this understanding influence our perspective on crisis, forgiveness, control, and so much more?
Rethinking Work For a Happier Life
As Americans, we spend a lot of time working. Sometimes we even think if we put in only 40 hours a week we're slacking. No judgment here, but if we are going to work that much, we should like what we're doing at work — right?
Days Of The Week
Thank god it's Friday! Right? What's so wrong with working hard all week and wanting to go out and let loose Friday night? Nothing really — except that when you look at the work week through this lens, you are more likely to set yourself up for unhappiness.