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Mastering the Brain

Image Description Patrick Quinn
11 lessons
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1h 31m
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88%

Arguably the most intricate organ in our entire body, the human brain shapes our reality and life on this Earth every single day. But what exactly is the brain? And how can we better take care of this mysterious creature? This course will teach you the basic neuroscience behind the human brain, the essence of sleep, and what concrete actions each of us can take to improve the quality of our life and our own brain health. If you're ready to take your brain to a whole new level of functioning, understanding, and well-being, then this course is for you. Welcome to your new best friend – your...

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Brain-Twisting Paradoxes

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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49m
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90%

There are paradoxes in our world that are so complicated, they can make your brain change shape. This course covers ten of the most challenging, brain-twisting paradoxes, collected across thousands of years of history from our greatest minds. Some even seem impossible—or at least, they tell us just how truly difficult certain truths are to grapple with. Take the challenge! Not only will you come out having tackled some of the world’s most mysterious problems, you’ll think differently about the world and bring these skills into your daily life.

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Human Evolution: Learn Where You Come From

Image Description Macken Murphy
10 lessons
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1h 32m
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100%

What makes our species special? Why are we the way we are? This course will tell the human story in all its wonder, from our humble origins as shrewlike organisms to the most powerful animals in history. Along the way, you'll learn about the evolved roots of our essential traits, such as our peculiar lack of body hair, our opposable thumbs, bipedalism, and, of course, our big brains. You'll also discover more about our relatives, from neanderthals to chimpanzees. Learn where you come from in this epic Listenable course. Bibliography: https://bit.ly/2SRUQLG

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Basics of Stoic Philosophy and Practice

Image Description Gregory Sadler
12 lessons
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1h 39m
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97%

Ancient Stoic philosophy and practices provide a coherent path to a happier and more productive life. This course introduces you to the key Stoic authors, their most important ideas and insights, and useful techniques and practices.

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Why Read Homer's "Odyssey"

Image Description Robert Garland
20 lessons
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2h 37m
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100%

Homer's "Odyssey" was composed over two and a half thousand years ago. Why should we bother to read it now? Because the "Odyssey" is about such perennial issues as self-discovery, exploration, nostalgia for one's home, becoming an adult, appetite for the unknown, testing oneself to the limit, and love of family. Not the least of the reasons for reading it at this time is the fact that it empowers women. It is also a fairytale brimful with one-eyed cannibals, witches, seductresses, and princesses. Odysseus' odyssey is consistently hindered and advanced by women. Discover how this work offers...

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The Theories of Sigmund Freud

Image Description Psychology Insights Online
10 lessons
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47m
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100%

This course is designed to introduce you to the life of Sigmund Freud and to explore a few of his most significant ideas and theories. As one of the most prominent theorists in the history of psychology, Freud pioneered the design and implementation of talk therapy as a method for treating mental illness. In this course, you will learn more about Freud the person, his background, his beliefs, and his legacy. In addition, this course will provide a detailed overview of Freud’s key theories on the unconscious, human development, and personality. We will also discuss psychoanalysis, the first...

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The Philosophy of Happiness

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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53m
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100%

What is happiness? How can we find a path to happier lives? Is there a single secret to happiness? Or does happiness mean different things to different people? For generations, questions about human happiness have preoccupied philosophers across the world. “The Philosophy of Happiness” looks at philosophers from Ancient China and Greece to the present day. It explores the varied approaches that philosophers have taken to thinking about what happiness means; looks at what some of the greatest minds in history have said about why happiness matters; and asks how we might be able to attain...

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Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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54m
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92%

The world of social psychology is full of strangeness. This course will cover 10 of the most brilliant and well-known experiments, many which will change your perspective on just how much control you have over your life and your surroundings. Some of it this will scare you, but most will intrigue you as well. From induced prison experiments to how marshmallows reveal our propensity for patience, you will learn why many assumptions and laws in our world are the way they are—thanks to the field of social psychology!

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What is Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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44m
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100%

“Philosophy” literally means “the love of wisdom.” But what is wisdom? And what can philosophy tell us about how we might be able to live more wisely? This course will introduce some of the greatest philosophers, from both the East and West, and explore the practical implications of their ideas.

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Free Will

Image Description Lottie Pike
7 lessons
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35m
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94%

In this course, you will learn all about the debate surrounding free will: the different approaches, the relevant contributions to it from neuroscience and the implications – moral, religious, and political – of determinism.

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