Articles tagged with » Brain

Working back to happiness

Pay and benefits are not enough when it comes to employee satisfaction. Alexander Kjerulf FRSA argues that employers also need to make their staff happy.

Mindfulness: not solving difficult problems

There is currently an explosion of interest in mindfulness, crudely put, the paying of attention to the moment. Mark Leonard argues that simple but powerful mindfulness exercises and broader access to training in the workplace could help us harness the power of our demons for good.

Empathy 2.0

The US election was defined as much by candidates’ perceived ability to empathise as economic policy, argues Mark Honigsbaum.

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

Attention! Putting the form in information

Jonathan Rowson shares his thoughts on James Gleick’s talk about information and its role in communication

RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

In this RSA Animate, Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings

The limits of authenticity

B G Yacobi explores how authentic we can be in 21st century society.

Steering, nudging and thinking

Matt Grist reviews some models of behaviour change and outlines the findings of new research published by the RSA

RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. View the full video of Professor Philip Zimbardo’s talk at the RSA. Tweet

The value trinity

Jack Springman explains how to weigh analysis, design and execution in business decision-making

RSA Animate – Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking. This animation is inspired by her lecture at the RSA.

Is free will just an illusion?

Barry C Smith FRSA asks what the neuroscientific experiments of Benjamin Libet tell us about the consciousness of our decisions – and whether it really matters

From a knowledge economy to a wisdom economy

We need to rethink the political axiom that the UK can think its way to success and leave the dirty work of making things to others, argues Julian Dobson FRSA

Jaron Lanier: admirable apostate of the digital revolution

The virtual reality pioneer turned digital dissenter has delivered one of the first analyses of digital culture worth criticising, suggests Nico Macdonald

RSA Animate – Matthew Taylor: Left brain, right brain

Watch visual scribe Andrew Park’s interpretation of Matthew Taylor’s talk on how brain and behaviour research is increasingly being incorporated into political and policy debate.

Video: Elizabeth Gould – How experience influences the brain

Benjamin Franklin Medal winner Elizabeth Gould talks to Matthew Taylor about how experience influences the brain

Video: Raymond Tallis – Can suffering be part of wellbeing?

Philosopher Mark Vernon discusses the Art of Living with Raymond Tallis, professor of geriatric medicine: can suffering be part of wellbeing?

Video: Steven Pinker – Changing Minds

Professor Steven Pinker talks to Jonathan Carr-West about evolutionary psychology and cognition.