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Best of 2022: Annie Murphy | The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Annie Murphy explores an entirely new concept of thought - to think outside the brain. Annie claims that there are external resources which we can utilize to build an extended mind. How can we use the host of 'extra-neural' resources that exist around us? What possibilities does this present to us? Take a listen to find out. Subscribe for ad-free interviews and bonus episodes https://plus.acast.com/s/the-unmistakable-creative-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Dec 2022

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The Knowledge Management Series: Annie Murphy | The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

The Unmistakable Creative Podcast

Annie Murphy explores an entirely new concept of thought - to think outside the brain. Annie claims that there are external resources which we can utilize to build an extended mind. How can we use the host of 'extra-neural' resources that exist around us? What possibilities does this present to us? Take a listen to find out. Subscribe for ad-free interviews and bonus episodes https://plus.acast.com/s/the-unmistakable-creative-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


21 Oct 2022

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Extend Your Mind Beyond Your Brain with Annie Murphy Paul

Your Life In Process

We are sensing the world around us all the time. We often do not recognize the information picked up by our bodies. Do you want to extend your thinking beyond your brain? Do you want to learn how to use your body to enhance your use of information in the world around you? In this episode of “Your Life in Process,” Diana discusses why and how to expand our thinking beyond our brain with acclaimed science writer, Annie Murphy Paul.About Annie Murphy PaulAnnie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and The Best American Science Writing, among many other publications. Her latest book is The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain, published in June of 2021 and selected as an "Editors' Choice" by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of Origins, named by the New York Times Book Review as a “Notable Book,” and The Cult of Personality, hailed by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker as a “fascinating new book.” Her TED Talk has been viewed more than 2.6 million times. Annie is a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, and the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellowship at New America. A graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she is currently a Learning Sciences Exchange Fellow at New America. Key TakeawaysWe can often get so in our heads that we forget we have a body. Begin to extend your mind by noticing your own physical body and internal sensations. Gestures and body language are essential parts of transmitting and receiving messages with others in our lives.When we explore pieces of nature outside of our mind with our bodies, we feel restored, creative, and connected. Relevant Resources MentionedDownload Your Daily Practice for Episode 22 HereFollow Annie Murphy Paul on Twitter Learn More about Annie Murphy PaulRead The Extended MindLearn More about InsightLADiana’s upcoming eventsReserve your spot with Diana for Retreat in Costa Rica in 2023!Thank you for listening to Your Life in Process! If you have any questions or feedback you can contact me by email at podcast@yourlifeinprocess.com, leave me an audio message at (805) 457-2776, or message me on Instagram @drdianahill and remember when you become psychologically flexible, you become free.Thank you to my team Craig, Angela Stubbs, Ashley Hiatt, Abby Diehl, and to our sponsor InsightLA Meditation for making this podcast possible. Thank you to Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.Episode Segments[00:01] Introduction [01:56] About Annie Murphy Paul [07:04] Thinking With Our Body [09:49] Thinking With Interoceptive Awareness [16:39] Thinking With Gesture [21:56] Thinking With Natural Spaces [27:40] Diana's Upcoming Events At ACBS World Conference [28:18] Cognitive Offloading [33:45] Thinking In Our Work Spaces [38:57] Thinking With Experts [40:56] The Value of Social Cognition [43:08] The Group Mind [46:39] Your Daily Practice


29 May 2022

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Annie Murphy Paul: I Think, Therefore I Am?

Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn & Reza

Rainn and Reza sit down with author Annie Murphy Paul to ponder the truth behind, "I Think Therefore, I Am."  https://www.instagram.com/rainnwilson/ https://www.instagram.com/rezaaslan/?hl=en Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:  Athletic Greens To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you an immune supporting FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase if you visit athleticgreens.com/milkshake today. Good RX  For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, check GoodRx.  Go to GoodRX.com/milkshake. Workable Start hiring today with a risk-free 15-day trial. If you hire during the trial, which many do, it won’t cost a thing Just go to workable.com to start hiring. Workable is hiring made easy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

29 Mar 2022

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ATG 64: Go with your head or trust your gut? Your body knows the answer. My mind-blowing conversation with Annie Murphy Paul

All It Takes Is A Goal

Your brain is powerful, but it’s limited. Sometimes it’s able to tell you exactly what you feel, how you can respond to a challenge, or how you can create ideas. Other times, it can’t. Enter Annie Murphy Paul, an acclaimed science writer whose book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain is a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Washington Post Best Nonfiction Book of 2021. She believes that we’re using our heads too much and missing the cues the rest of our bodies are giving us to help us navigate everyday life. From being able to focus more, to expressing more creativity, to managing our emotions, your body does a remarkable job of communicating what you need to accomplish all those things and more. The problem is that most of the time, we’re too busy listening to our head. Tune in to our conversation to discover how you can tap into the full potential of your mind and the “extra-neural” resources beyond it.From This Episode:Keep up with Annie at her website and TwitterGrab her book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the BrainBook me to speak at your event or to your team!Check out the Finish CourseYou can get more info on the Soundtracks Video Course.Follow Jon on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.Order Soundtracks, Jon's newest book available wherever you find quality books!


14 Mar 2022

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Bonus Episode: The Next Big Idea with Rufus Griscom feat. Annie Murphy Paul

Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

In this episode we’ll introduce you to The Next Big Idea podcast, now a part of #LinkedInPresents. In this episode, host Rufus Griscom speaks with science write Annie Murphy Paul about her new book “The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain.” Annie will explain how we can access intelligence that exists beyond our brains.

1hr 11mins

3 Mar 2022

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Annie Murphy Paul: Thinking Outside the Brain

Through Conversations

Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, and The Best American Science Writing, among many other publications. She is the author of Origins, The Cult of Personality, and now The Extended Mind.Get The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain nowHighlights:1:00 Why is The Extended Mind a Great Read?3:50 The role of intuition in our decision making process.6:30 Antonio Demasio's Mind-Blowing Gambling Game Intuition Experiment.8:57 How to use intuition on our daily lives?11:00 The environment and how to optimize it for our mind.13:30 The impact of our social systems in how our mind functions.16:55 How to tune out distractions to do deep work.20:40 The human brain and its evolution.23:40 Web3 and the risks / benefits to the health of our mind.26:40 The truest idea on what the mind is.28:30 When is intuition good for us and when is it bad for us?35:00 The deepest questions still unresolved on cognitive science.--- Support Me ---Thanks for tuning in for this edition of Through Conversations Podcast!If you find this episode interesting, don't miss out on new conversations and subscribe to the podcast at any podcast feed you use, and leave me a review.Consider sharing it with someone you think can enjoy this episode.--- Keep The Conversation Going ---Instagram:@thruconvpodcastTwitter: @ThruConvPodcastWebsite: throughconversations.com--- Credits ---Our New, Awesome Music by Joe Lyle.  More info can be found at https://joelyledrums.com


28 Feb 2022

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#82: Annie Murphy Paul on Where the Mind Ends and the World Begins

Meaning Lab

This is Cognitive Revolution, my show about the personal side of the intellectual journey. Each week, I interview an eminent scientist, writer, or academic about the experiences that shaped their ideas. The show is available wherever you listen to podcasts.My guest today is Annie Murphy Paul. Annie is a science journalist, and she has a new book out. It’s getting a lot of press. She’s made the rounds on all the Big Idea podcasts. I listened to a bunch of them in prep for this episode. Three of my favorites were her talks with Adam Grant, Ezra Klein, and Scott Barry Kaufman (fun fact: AMP was actually SBK's very first guest on his podcast). They’re all great discussions, and so I tried to broach some new territory with Annie in our talk here. The basic argument of her book is about fundamentally rethinking the way we talk about the mind. Her book is called The Extended Mind, and its starting point is a paper of the same title by two philosophers, Andy Clark and David Chalmers. The basic line of argument is that we tend to think of the mind as a fundamentally bounded entity, where the bounds of thought are essentially between one’s ears. These philosophers, Annie, and the relevant academic literature, are saying: No, actually when you start to scrutinize the assumptions of that idea, the position doesn’t hold up very well. Actually our minds are inextricable from the world around us. Annie’s book is all about diving into why this is the case, and how it should change the way we interact with our surroundings.In preparation for this discussion, I revisited that original Clark and Chalmers paper from 1998. The point of the paper, as they see it, is an argument against semantic externalism. This is a philosophical position about whether the “meaning” of a word resides in our heads, or in the world. Philosophers like Hilary Putnam and Tyler Burge advanced this externalist position, with the key soundbite being Putnam’s quote: “Cut the pie any way you like, meaning just ain’t in the head.” In particular, Putnam has this famous thought experiment, called Twin Earth, which him and his contemporaries use as an argument that internalism is false and externalism is true (meaning just ain’t in the head). Clark and Chalmers are kind of saying: Look, it’s not just meaning that isn’t in the head. It’s all of cognition. They call this position active externalism. There’s a quote from the paper I really love. This is Clark and Chalmers talking about the details of Twin Earth: “When I believe that water is wet and my twin believes that twin water is wet, the external features responsible for the difference in our beliefs are distal and historical, at the other end of a lengthy causal chain. Features of the present are not relevant: if I happen to be surrounded by XYZ right now (maybe I have teleported to Twin Earth), my beliefs still concern standard water, because of my history.” I have only a modest notion of what the hell they’re talking about. But I just love how the more sophisticated a philosophical argument is, the deeper it gets into the finer points of just how wet water on twin earth is, and if you were doused in it would it feel equivalently wet to substance XYZ, and how do you know whether it’s really you or twin-you who feels this wetness. At any rate, what Clark and Chalmers are saying is that our relationship to the people, objects, and tool in our external environment is not passive. We are actively thinking through the environment, as we much as are thinking through our own neurons. They give the example of Tetris and how you’re actually rotating the shapes on screen, then seeing if they fit—rather than thinking about how they might fit and then rotating accordingly.That’s a brief primer on the philosophical origins of this concept. In my conversation with Annie, we also talk about how our minds extend into our social surroundings, why writing is a form of memory, the important ideas about the extended mind that people tend to gloss over, how this concept should affect American education, and how this concept changes the way we think about other people. We also battle it out over whether a dual monitor computer set up actually works like a second brain. It was a fun conversation, and I hope you enjoy it.Annie’s Three Books:* Andy Clark: Natural-Born Cyborgs* Alva Noë: Out of Our Heads* Mark Epistein: The Zen of TherapyLike this episode? Here’s another one to check out:I’d love to know what you thought of this episode! Just reply to this email or send a note directly to my inbox. Feel free to tweet me @CodyKommers. You can also leave a rating for the show on iTunes (or another platform). This is super helpful, as high ratings are one of the biggest factors platforms look at in their recommender system algorithms. The better the ratings, the more they present the show to new potential listeners.Also: If you’d like to unsubscribe from these weekly podcast emails, you can do so while still remaining on the email list that features my weekly writing. Thanks for following my work! This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit codykommers.substack.com/subscribe

1hr 10mins

15 Feb 2022

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Thinking Outside the Brain with Annie Murphy Paul

The Evolving Leader

When you face a difficult situation, how often have you heard someone say, ‘just use your head’? This week on the Evolving Leader podcast, Jean and Scott talk to acclaimed science writer Annie Murphy Paul who turns that around and says that in fact we ‘think outside the brain’, suggesting that the people, things and space around us have a profound effect on how we think, feel and develop.  Published in 2021, her book ‘The Extended Mind, The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain’ has been awarded the New York Times Editors Choice and Washington Post Best Nonfiction Book of 2021. 0.00 Introduction2.26 Can we start with your background, and how you became interested in the biological and social sciences.4.46 Can we look at what the components are of the extended mind and could you give us some examples of the research that you have uncovered when talking to neuroscientists and psychologists that bring this to life.10.17 Can you tell us a little about how ‘the body knows before the mind’.13.35 What other thoughts and ideas could you share about how we could build greater awareness of our interoceptive processes?15.49  Could you talk to us about emotional reappraisal?19.30 What happens to our thinking when we are moving and what is the ideal amount of movement?24.02 How do gestures impact our thinking?27.14 Can we move to thinking about how extending the intelligence out of the mind to our surroundings29.47 What has been most surprising in all of this for you?  31.47 How has it changed you?33.36 Thinking about the challenges that are facing leaders, particularly around Covid and the decision to bring people back, when to work at home and when to work in a collaborative physical space. What are your insights there?35.50 What’s next for you?37.34 Is there anything else that you would leave us with today? Social:Instagram           @evolvingleaderLinkedIn             The Evolving Leader PodcastTwitter               @Evolving_Leader The Evolving Leader is researched, written and presented by Jean Gomes and Scott Allender with production by Phil Kerby. It is an Outside production.WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EvolvingLeader/


26 Jan 2022

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Annie Murphy Paul

Future of StoryTelling (FoST)

To learn more, visit https://www.futureofstorytelling.org/story/annie-murphy-paul-ep-54--© 2022 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Annie Murphy Paul, Madison Brown, Bonnie Eldon, Shannon Fanuko, Carlie Houser, Meghal Janardan, and Megan Worman.


13 Jan 2022