Future of Cash, Better Brain Focusing, Relationally Aggressive
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 212
- Sep 6, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:22:44 mins
Cash is Falling Out of Fashion (18:20) Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC). Virtual money, credit cards, and debit cards have made cash almost useless. Once you could use cash to get almost anything you wanted. Apps like Venmo and Paypal makes it so that you can send friends money at the press of a button. Some airlines will not accept cash to buy things on planes. So here is the question: Is cash still king? Bhaskar Chakravorti explains how cash is falling out of favor across the globe and shares with us his ideas on what the future of cash may be. Practice can make your brain better at focusing (1:06:48) Sirawaj Itthipuripat is a research fellow at learning Institute, King Mongkut university of technology in Thailand. And will work at Vanderbilt University in a few months. He is a recently graduated Ph.D. student in the Neurosciences program at the University of California, San Diego. When we have to learn new tasks or skills it can be a tough process. Over time, with practice, the task or skill may become more natural. A new study shows that paying attention can improve performance on a new task and possibly change the way the brain processes information. Sirawaj Itthipuripat explains his research and how paying attention can change brain processes. Relationally Aggressive (1:53:49) Brian Willoughby, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Dr. Willoughby is also the Director of the RELATE Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to studying and improving romantic relationships. Dr. Willoughby's research focuses on young adult dating and relationship patterns. Dr. Willoughby is the co-author of the book "The Marriage Paradox" Dr. Willoughby discusses what it means to be Relationally Aggressive.