Qualia

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In this BONUS to our immersive episode, "Empathy," we explore an intervention shown to reduce your hate toward another group of people. Cognitive scientist, Emile Bruneau, has shown that this intervention has long term behavioral consequences for people who go through it: they feel less hate becaus…
In this IMMERSIVE episode, “Empathy,” our goal is to immerse you in a soundscape that evokes empathy and persuade you to block empathy through rationalization. Later, we evoke empathic distress and give you ways to reduce this distress by cultivating something called empathic care. To preserve this…
In this second BONUS to our Immersive episode, “Risk,” we hear a story from a cognitive scientist, Philip Fernbach, who did not make a good decision in Malawi. We learn why he and you are vulnerable to an illusion of knowledge. And whether it’s ok to live in this illusion. Clearly there are times w…
In this BONUS to our immersive episode, “Risk,” we explore denial and how most of our lives involve a careful balance of denial to cope with risk. Cindy Gagnon shares her avalanche story to illustrate how denial can be very unexpected. And we hear from several scientists to explain our cognitive co…
In this IMMERSIVE episode, “Risk,” our goal is to immerse you in a soundscape that pulled and pushed you to alternatively feel risk-seeking and risk-averse. To preserve this immersive experience, we stripped out a lot of the reporting we did on the science of risk. Here, you can find out more about…
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Podcast Details
Started
Jun 16th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 11th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
6

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