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DNA, Love, and Gender
Karissa Sanbonmatsu
Feb. 4, 2016
When it comes to human behavior, some traits are neither nature nor nurture, but something altogether different. That “something” is epigenetics, the science that helps to explain how the environment, including some social interactions, alter DNA. In this talk, Dr. Karissa Sanbonmatsu gives an overview of the new science of ...
Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
Patricia Churchland
Nov. 18, 2015
What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And what happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? Neurophilosopher Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind ...
Art, Architecture, and Design: derived from the creation of systems that generate unpredictable forms and functions
Michael Jantzen
Nov. 2, 2015
Much of my work has evolved around the invention of kits of parts that can be assembled, disassembled, and reassembled into a large variety of forms. Many of these forms have been used to construct unconventional architecture. Some of this architecture begins with the reinvention of the basic cube. All ...
Questioning the Science of Gender Difference: A New Perspective
Cordelia Fine
Oct. 14, 2015
For decades, science has told us that biology defines gender differences. But what if the scientists – and popular culture – have got it wrong? Fine explores the literature, from studies in scientific journals to the latest assertions of Mars and Venus author John Gray, to challenge society’s attribution of ...
Big data, intuition, and decision-making in finance
Daniel Kahneman, Michael Mauboussin
Oct. 13, 2015
SFI Board of Trustees Chair Michael Mauboussin interviews Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics
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