DB 050: Neuroscientist David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads

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TODAY’S GUEST

Olga and Eva are excited to introduce one of the world’s foremost experts on the brain to our Big Dreamers. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the writer and presenter of the international PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman, and the author of the companion book, The Brain: The Story of You. He is a TED speaker, Guggenheim Fellow, and has published over 100 academic articles and books on nueroscience.

We loved watching his TED talk and appearance on the Colbert Report to prepare for the interview, and are so honored he took time out of his busy schedule to be our guest on the Dream Big Podcast.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How David discovered that studying the brain was his calling in life.
  • Advice to parents on how they can encourage their kids to follow their passion.
  • Examples of how humans and animals experience different realities.
  • The remarkable vest for deaf people built by David’s lab that converts sound from the world into vibrations mapped across the vest.
  • How technology can help enhance our senses.
  • The importance of trying new things and how that slows down time.
  • David’s best advice to those considering pursuing science as a career.
  • How David overcame his fears to pursue his dreams.
  • David’s advice to his 10-year old self.
  • David’s BIG DREAM for the future.

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This week we are excited to introduce the first sponsor of the Dream Big Podcast, KIND snacks.  There is a ton of work and expense that goes into creating and producing a professional podcast, and adding sponsors allows us to subsidize those costs.   You can support our show and take advantage of an amazing deal for 10 FREE KIND snack bars.  You just pay shipping and handling.   Please note that this deal is for those who sign up for their monthly snack service, but you can cancel that service at anytime (including after you receive your free sample box).  We are huge fans of KIND snacks as they are delicious AND healthy, so we thought it was a perfect fit for our show.   To claim your free sample box, go to KindSnacks.com/dream  Enjoy!

 

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DB 049: Behavioral Scientist Peter McGraw On What Makes Things Funny!

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TODAY’S GUEST

In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Peter McGraw, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, founder of the Humor Research Lab (HuRL), and co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.

We love to laugh at the Karpman household, so it was really interesting to learn the science behind humor.   And for those of our Big Dreamers who get occasional visits from the tickle monster, we loved learning why we laugh uncontrollably when a family member tickles us under our neck but if you tickle the same spot on your own it is not ticklish at all!   This was just a fun, lighthearted discussion with Peter that we enjoyed, and we know you will too!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Peter explains the scientific reasons behind how just a few seconds of laughter can change your overall mood.
  • Peter and Eva share some funny jokes.
  • Peter explains how animals can have a sense of humor.
  • Peter shares the science behind tickling – why it’s ticklish when someone else tickles you, and not ticklish at all when you do it yourself.
  • Why Peter started his research on human and animal humor.
  • The reason why you find one thing funny, and and another thing not so funny.
  • Eva shares an example of a “dad joke.”
  • Peter’s BIG DREAM for the future.
  • Peter’s definition of success.
  • Peter’s daily routines.
  • Peter’s best advice to his 10-year old self.
  • And much more.

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THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST SPONSOR, KIND SNACKS.

This week we are excited to introduce the first sponsor of the Dream Big Podcast, KIND snacks.  There is a ton of work and expense that goes into creating and producing a professional podcast, and adding sponsors allows us to subsidize those costs.   You can support our show and take advantage of an amazing deal for 10 FREE KIND snack bars.  You just pay shipping and handling.   Please note that this deal is for those who sign up for their monthly snack service, but you can cancel that service at anytime (including after you receive your free sample box).  We are huge fans of KIND snacks as they are delicious AND healthy, so we thought it was a perfect fit for our show.   To claim your free sample box, go to KindSnacks.com/dream  Enjoy!

 

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DB 048: Why Eva believes school TOTALLY ROCKS! Back-To-School Episode :)

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SOLO EPISODE FROM EVA

Eva is back for her first solo episode since Episode 16 on setting SMART goals back in January.  This episode is particularly timely for our young Big Dreamers who are starting back at school this month.  It is always a challenge to transition from the excitement of summer vacation to the routine of the school day, but Eva is here with a host of incredible reasons why having a positive mindset about school is so important.

THIS WEEK’S RHYME

For solo episodes, we are going to start adding a short rhyme at the end of each episode which sums up the main points Eva has shared.  Here is this week’s rhyme.  Be sure to listen to the entire episode so you understand the full context of the rhyme.

School is not Disneyland, but your experience there can still be great!
Whether or not you enjoy it comes down to your emotional state.

If you convince yourself “School Sucks” – well then it is not going to work out well.
You’ll be miserable in class counting down the seconds till the dismissal bell.

You have another choice — an empowering one — where your attitude is that School totally rocks.
You’ll make more friends, learn new things, while having so much fun you’ll forget to check the clock.

The reality is you’ll be in school until you’re at least 18, it’s out of your control.
But you can control your emotions, so instead of a case of the School Blues choose Rock N Roll.

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