Thinking about thinking.
In a podcast called Thinking About Thinking, three eminent scientists discuss the ways humans think. All three have interesting and useful insights. I recommend this podcast to anyone responsible for managing Pharma R&D teams or for anyone looking for new ways to improve team performance, especially in knowledge-intensive research efforts.
The scientists interviewed in the podcast are:
- Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel laureate psychologist and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow.
- Duncan Watts, a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research and author of Everything is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer: How Common Sense Fails Us.
- Cathy Davidson, an American scholar and university professor whose most recent book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn, was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the top ten science books of the Fall 2011 season.
The podcast was produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and distributed by PRI. It was released on January 15, 2012, as part of the To the Best of Our Knowledge series.
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