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00:15:41
Dr. Christine Carter is a sociologist who studies the childhood roots of happiness. She is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary research center that promotes the study of happiness, compassion, and altruism. In this program, Dr. Carter speaks about happiness, altruism, and the inspiring intersection of her personal and professional worlds.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: January 28, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:23:04
Join Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, an authority on positive psychology and flow, for a lecture on creativity. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi reviews the common traits of creative people and describe the environments that foster innovation.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 22, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:21:12
Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:01:08
Adelie penguins contemplate the water near a photographer at a crack in the ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:22:40
They say that love makes the world go around--but love can make you loco, too. This compelling audio documentary weaves together obsessions, confessions, and reflections to explore the universal madness of love.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:18:23
Author and animal scientist Dr. Grandin shares her insights on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), visual thinking, and human and animal minds. Dr. Grandin, herself autistic, believes the autistic person's capacity to "see the actual things themselves" places autistic individuals in a unique position to understand the ways animals think.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
Running Time:
00:03:07
Geneticist Mark Stoneking discusses a special type of genetic material called mitochondrial DNA gets passed directly from mother to child. Largely unchanged from generation to generation, this genetic material gives researchers a way to track populations back in time.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:00:59
Anthropologist Tanya Smith explains that invisible microstructure inside teeth creates a durable record of life history, including events such as birth, illness, famine, stress, and death.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:53
Anthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin explains that unlike teeth, bones undergo a lifelong process called remodeling, in which they are constantly being destroyed and recreated.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:25
Anthropologist Philipp Gunz explains the process of virtual fossil reconstruction, a technique that can reverse the damage done to fossils by time and the elements.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science