Bill Sullivan is the professor of Indiana University School of Medicine.
Learn about how frequent daydreaming may be killing your mood, why ancient Greek temples were purposely built on fault lines; and the invisible forces that make you do the things you do, with author Bill Sullivan. You Daydream Surprisingly Often, and It's Not Helping by Rachel Bertsche Bradt, S. (2010, November 11). Wandering mind not a happy mind. Harvard Gazette; Harvard Gazette.  ‌Daydreaming Is a Downer. (2010, November 11). Daydreaming Is a Downer. Science | AAAS.  ‌Killingsworth, M. A., & Gilbert, D. T. (2010). A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind. Science, 330(6006), 932–932.  Ancient Greek Temples Were Purposely Built Over Fault Lines by Reuben Westmaas Dyer, J. (2017, September 19). Did Ancient Greeks Deliberately Build Temples on Earthquake Faults?; Live Science.  Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient Greece. (2017, September 12). Kolasa-Sikiaridi, K. (2016, July 26). From Delphi to Google: Ancient Oracle to Modern Day Search Engines |  Delphic Oracle’s Lips May Have Been Loosened by Gas Vapors. (2001, August 13).  Additional resources from Bill Sullivan, author and Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine: Pick up “Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are” on Amazon Bill Sullivan’s official website Follow @wjsullivan on Twitter Indiana University School of Medicine bio Subscribe to Curiosity Daily to learn something new every day with Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer. You can also listen to our podcast as part of your Alexa Flash Briefing; Amazon smart speakers users, click/tap “enable” here: See for privacy information.
Listening to music is more than just a pleasant experience. It is also good for you in several ways. This episode begins with a discussion of how valuable music is to your mental and physical well-being. your genes or microbes or even a parasite actually dictate parts of your personality? Likely so, according to Bill Sullivan, a professor at Indiana School of Medicine and author of the book Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are ( Listen as he explains how these forces can actually determine and even alter what makes you – you. You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t store tomatoes in the fridge or that you shouldn’t fry food in olive oil. These are just a couple of common kitchen practices that may not stand up to scientific scrutiny. Listen as I explain why. can sometimes be hard to explain something to someone so they really and truly get it. Listen as scientist, Dr. Dominic Walliman offers the four key ingredients that will help you explain anything to anyone.Link to Dominic’s YouTube Channel: to Dominic’s books: to his TED talk: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Teens take quizzes hoping to reveal what they like, adults take personality tests to find what career to pursue. The unending quest to unveil our best selves is not waning — but what does the science say about our efforts? Indiana University School of Medicine professor Bill Sullivan joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how our genetic information combines with outside forces to determine who we become, which he writes about in “Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are.”
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Bill Sullivan to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his new bestselling book PLEASED TO MEET ME: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are. Get PLEASED TO MEET ME on Amazon here. 
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
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