Big Picture Science – Group Think

by Gary Niederhoff on December 23, 2013

Big Picture Science – Group Think

If two is company and three a crowd, what’s the ideal number to write a play or invent a new operating system? Some say you need groups to be creative. Others disagree: breakthroughs come only in solitude.

Hear both sides, and find out why you always have company even when alone: meet the “parliament of selves” that drive your brain’s decision-making.

Plus, how ideas of societies lead them to thrive or fall, and why educated conservatives have lost trust in science.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts
Part 2: Keith Sawyer – Group Genius
Part 3: David Eagleman – Parliament of Selves
Part 4: Gordon Gauchat – Anti-science Intellectuals
Part 5: Joseph Tainter – The Fragility of Complex Societies

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