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The Brain Mechanics
31 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
Episode 50: Interactions with the World
Episode 50: Interactions with the World What do we notice when we are out in different settings, around different people, and around new thoughts? Keep listening to Dr. Conover and Bryce discuss the power of human interaction through topics like communication, human complexity, and categorization. 1:16- Do humans live in a bubble? 4:16- Why are universities so fascinating? 6:33- How much of an impact does Neuropsychology have? 9:14- How does a human deal with complexity? 16:37- What drives our interactions in our day to day lives? 21:00- Are humans constantly categorized and categorizing their lives? 27:30- What are the future plans for SoCal NPG and Conover+Brown?
45 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
Episode 49: At the Crack of Dawn
Episode 49: At the Crack of Dawn Recalling encounters with crack to what makes humans crack, Dr. Conover and Bryce talk about human differences, human motivations, as well as the role of fear in our lives. 2:36- Do you have any stories about crack? 6:34- What’s more important being a hard worker or being talented? 13:00- How are athletes different from the average man? 17:45- How does connecting with someone tell you about their view of the world? 20:00- How do you measure a good idea? 23:00- What drives fear and is it conscious? 34:42- What is science’s role supposed to be?
50 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
Episode 48: Out to See
Episode 48: Out to See From iPhones to ceramic skull implants, technology is constantly evolving, but are we humans? Dr. Conover and Bryce pick a part this question and give us a glimpse into the complexities of the human mind and evolution. 3:38- Why do politicians act like savages on social media? 9:03- Does our biology alter our perspective? 17:10- What is the job of a psychologist/therapist? 20:40- Has reality been replaced by symbols? 22:30- Does our higher education system fall short? 32:09- What is the dueling doctor phenomenon and why does it matter? 40:54- Do comparisons better an individual?
54 minutes | Aug 8, 2017
Episode 47: Sleepless, Heartless, Soulless
The definition of work is changing due to globalization and advances in technology. Dr. Conover and Bryce breakdown characteristics, success, and individuality and how they intertwine with your personal, as well as professional life. 3:27- What is a vacation for you? 10:31- What are the best predictors for academic performance and success? 19:30- What’s wrong with being different? 24:35- How can we improve our schools? 31:14- Why do we distort information and how can we change that? 43:25- Why do we refuse to make change?
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