Finding Lost City, Brain & Emotions, Judith Kerr, Twin Mystique
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 178
- May 29, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:16 mins
Finding the Ancient Honduran Civilization That Mysteriously Vanished Guest: Douglas Preston, journalist, "National Geographic," and author, "The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story" One of the greatest discoveries of our generation was made a few years ago when an archaeological team went to the jungles of Honduras and discovered an ancient civilization whose ruins have been left completely untouched for centuries. Your Emotions Aren’t Hard-Wired Chemical Responses Guest: Lisa Feldman Barrett, author, "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain," and Professor of Psychology & Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory, Northeastern University Lisa Feldman Barrett challenges the idea that emotions are hard-wired and uncontrollable brain reactions and explains how our brains predict rather than experience emotions. When a Tiger Comes Tea Guest: Jill Nicholls, documentary filmmaker If you’re not familiar with the Judith Kerr’s children’s books, you need to get yourself a copy of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” and listen to this conversation with Jill Nicholls, who made a documentary of Kerr’s dramatic life and her whimsical fiction. The Dangers Behind the Romanticizing of Twins Guest: Joan Friedman, twin expert, psychologist, and author, “Twins in Session” There’s always been a mystique around the idea of twins. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an identical twin? Have you sometimes watched twins interacting and wondered, Am I missing something? Is there some deep human connectedness that only they get to experience? Friedman says we should spend less energy romanticizing the special relationship between twins and focus instead on how well twins bond with their parents.