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Global Challenges & neuroscience

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Gods, Monotheism, and Ideologies All Failed. But the Human Brain Could Still Succeed. | Joscha Bach

Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver. Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society? In this fascinatingly brief tour of world history, Joscha Bach suggests that us moderns still toil in the mud of feudalist peasants.

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Our Best Selves | Jamie Wheal | SU Global Summit

In a world of exponential change, one of our greatest challenges is to remain centered on what makes us human. Jamie Wheal, co-author of Stealing Fire, shows how we can achieve a state of Flow, helping us to perform at our best, live our happiest and most fulfilled lives—and to be our best selves.

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Humanity’s Default with Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler's new book, "Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future", provides evidence that caring behavior is actually humanity’s default tendency.

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Why the World Is Going Crazy—and How to Win Back Our Minds | Jamie Wheal | Big Think

The speed at which civilization is progressing has become overwhelming for modern humans and has caused what Jamie Wheal (author of Recapture the Rapture, founder of the Flow Genome Project, and host of the Collective Insights Podcast) calls a “collapse of meaning.” For many, Meaning 1.

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Does Your Brain Care About Other People? It Depends

People are hardwired to dehumanise others but we can overcome this, say David Eagleman and Don Vaughn.

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Bewilderment: A Novel

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals.

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