Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.
Two Guys on Your Head

Two Guys on Your Head

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Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain how our brain works.

Most Recent Episodes

Signal Detection (Part Two)

We've covered what signal detection theory is, so how does it come up when we assign labels to behaviors that could be considered "micro aggressions"? Are there significant benefits to these labels? In the second episode of this two-part conversation on Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion on signal detection....

Signal Detection (Part One)

When thinking about the concept of a "micro aggression", what we're really doing is subscribing to signal detection theory. What is the theory and how does it come into play when we're dissecting the behaviors of others? In the first episode of this two-part conversation on Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss...

Actions and Intentions

We judge our own actions on our intentions, yet we take other people's behaviors at face value. Is it acceptable to do something virtuous in light of ill intent? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss actions and intentions.

24 Hour News Cycle

We live in an era with push notifications and all-day news coverage, but is keeping up to date with the latest development really that important? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss 24 hour news cycle.

Occam's Razor

From seeing a UFO to advancing a conspiracy theory, often the simplest explanation is the most likely explanation. Yet we still often fancy convoluted ideas with lots of moving parts, simply because they sound good to us. On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss Occam's Razor.

Reverse Psychology

What we refer to as "reverse psychology" is more or less a strategy of deception based on expected defiance, and any short term gratification is often met with long term problems. So why has reverse psychology become such a trope in parenting or dealing with contrarians? On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art...

Sunk Cost

When we invest a lot into something, be it a relationship, job, or even a used car, it can be tough to cut your losses and start anew. So why are we so prone to sticking with it rather than moving on? In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke...

Revenge Fantasies

In the heat of the moment, revenge can be an appealing idea to consider but often it has devastating results with fleeting satisfaction. Revenge narratives permeate popular media and we dislike when a wrongdoer goes unpunished, so why don't we actually decide to carry out justice ourselves? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr....

Acquaintances in the Wild

We're used to seeing certain people in one context, but why do we get so thrown off when we see them elsewhere? How do cultural differences in collectivism and individualism shape the way we may perceive people in a variety of settings? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss acquaintances...

Labels

Labels are an essential part of distinguishing between one another but they can also pigeonhole one's sense of identity. How can we adjust our approach to labeling mental illnesses, particularly in children, in a communally constructive way? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss labels.

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