“Alain de Botton: Status Anxiety”

Food for thought for the evening:

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior (audio excerpts)

Realize I never posted on here my video excerpts from Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow (2012), a very worthwhile audiobook (read by the author) I highly recommend to others.

Excerpt 1 (disc 1, track 3) on quantum theory, relativity, science of the mind and the social sphere:

** Excerpt 2 (disc 2, track 6-8) on the unreliability of eye-witness testimony:

Excerpt 3 (disc 5, track 6) on assessment of people’s competence based on superficial qualities:

Leonard Mlodinow received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UC Berkeley and currently teaches at Caltech. More information on the author is available here: http://leonardmlodinow.com/leonard-mlodinow-biography/

This audiobook helps illuminate quite a bit in terms of insights into the field of social neuroscience and how much we’re all driven by unconscious processes of both social and biological origin.

[** is a prompt to listen to that excerpt if no other.]