To dive or not to dive

7 minutes

What football goalies do wrong can teach us how to be better at solving problems

The best way for goalies to defend against penalty kicks during a football match is to stay relatively still, but they almost always dive. Why? Action bias. We simply can’t stand doing nothing in the face of a challenge, even when it’s the smartest course of action.

Video by Sluggish

Video/Stories & Literature

A story is like a black box – you put the reader in there: George Saunders on storytelling

7 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Meaning & the Good Life

How the Stoic embrace of death can help us get a grip on life

5 minutes

Video/Progress & Modernity

Two young Bushmen grapple with the possibility of transitioning to modern lives

29 minutes

Essay/Neuroscience

Now you see it, now you…

Seeing things that are hidden; failing to see things in plain sight. How magic exploits the everyday weirdness of perception

Vebjørn Ekroll

Idea/Mental Health

Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them?

Arielle Baskin-Sommers

Video/Personality

Magic from the mundane – paper towels flourish in the hands of a coffeeshop artist

2 minutes

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes

Tobias Grossmann

Video/Gender & Sexuality

Meet the lucky little organ that is uniquely dedicated to pleasure

3 minutes

Essay/Social Psychology

Microaggressions?

Prejudice remains a huge social evil but evidence for harm caused by microaggression is incoherent, unscientific and weak

Scott O Lilienfeld