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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lera Boroditsky. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lera Boroditsky, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lera Boroditsky. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lera Boroditsky, often where they are interviewed.

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89 | Lera Boroditsky on Language, Thought, Space, and Time

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What direction does time point in? None, really, although some people might subconsciously put the past on the left and the future on the right, or the past behind themselves and the future in front, or many other possible orientations. What feels natural to you depends in large degree on the native language you speak, and how it talks about time. This is a clue to a more general phenomenon, how language shapes the way we think. Lera Boroditsky is one of the world’s experts on this phenomenon. She uses how different languages construe time and space (as well as other things) to help tease out the way our brains make sense of the world.

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Lera Boroditsky received her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Stanford University. She is currently associate professor of cognitive science at UC San Diego. She serves as Editor in Chief of the journal Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. She has been named one of 25 Visionaries changing the world by the Utne Reader, and is also a Searle Scholar, a McDonnell scholar, recipient of an NSF Career award, and an APA Distinguished Scientist lecturer.

Mar 23 2020 · 1hr 28mins
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Dr. Lera Boroditsky | Beast Or Virus?

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Dr. Lera Boroditsky — ‘Beast Or Virus?’ — Matt talks to renowned cognitive scientist Dr. Lera Boroditsky about one of his favorite topics and the root of all confusion: language. An in depth conversation about miscommunication, misunderstanding, the prevalence of metaphor, the power of persuasion, and the difference a single word can make on our understanding of complex matters.

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Aug 21 2019 · 1hr
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Interview Series: LERA BORODITSKY

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In Budapest, she plays chess in ancient baths. In the Sahara Desert, she serves tea. When she met the Dalai Lama, he interviewed her. She is the most interesting person in the world. Jenks talks to cognitive scientist and one of the main contributors to the Theory of Linguistic Relativity, Lera Boroditsky, about how language shapes the way we think. 

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Apr 10 2019 · 53mins
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#019 The Way We Speak Shapes Everything w/ Lera Boroditsky

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Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky breaks down the logic behind various world languages and demonstrates its influence on their speakers.

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May 14 2018 · 1hr
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Lera Boroditsky

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Lera Boroditsky by Deep Science Radio
May 31 2017 · 41mins
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Lera Boroditsky: How Language Shapes Thought

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Do the languages we speak shape the way we think? For example, how do we think about time? The word "time" is the most frequent noun in the English language. Time is ubiquitous yet ephemeral. It forms the very fabric of our experience, and yet it is unperceivable: we cannot see, touch, or smell time. How do our minds create this fundamental aspect of experience? Do patterns in language and culture influence how we think about time?
Do languages merely express thoughts, or do the structures in languages (without our knowledge or consent) shape the very thoughts we wish to express? Can learning new ways to talk change how you think? Is there intrinsic value in human linguistic diversity? Join us as Stanford cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky re-invigorates this long standing debate with data from experiments done around the world, from China, to Indonesia, Israel, and Aboriginal Australia.
Oct 27 2010 · 1hr 47mins
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Language and Thought - Lera Boroditsky

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November 4, 2008--Guest host Joshua Landy, Professor of French at Stanford University, speaks with Lera Boroditsky, Professor of Psychology about language and thought.
Nov 04 2008 · 1hr 1min