Articles tagged with » Neuroscience

Empathy 2.0

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

Serve to lead

Frank Hore and David Low FRSAs observe why leaders in action seem at odds with what with read about leadership.

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

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

Humanity 2.0

We need to start taking the profound questions that arise from post-humanism seriously, argues Steve Fuller FRSA

The End of Remembering?

Remembering is often an active rather than passive process that plays a role in our identities, argues Jonathan Rowson

Understanding networks and rethinking society

Steve Broome FRSA looks at how new understanding of networks is informing the RSA’s work on drug use

RSA Animate – 21st century enlightenment

Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today, and the role that can be played by organisations such as the RSA.

Steering, nudging and thinking

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

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: Steven Pinker – Changing Minds

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