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October 13, 2016

Brain Briefs Book Launch [Part Two]

By: Rebecca McInroy

It’s a three-part discussion with KUT’s 2 Guys on Your Head, celebrating one great book! Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy in conversation with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to talk about their new book Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Mind. We’ll talk about everything from how to overcome writers block, to why time seems to speed up as we age.

Link to Part One.

Link to Part Three.


May 4, 2021

Selective Attention

We may think that being able to pay attention to two or more things at the same time is a character trait. We say, "so and so is just scatterbrained and can't focus on more than one thing." But the truth is none of us can. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of selective attention.


April 22, 2021

The What The Hell Effect (Rebroadcast)

There is an observation in psychology that looks at how people behave when they have not lived up to the expectations they set for themselves; the “What The Hell Effect.” In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about, not only what it is, but why it is.


April 22, 2021

Memory, Trauma, and Treating PTSD (Rebroadcast)

We may underestimate the role that our emotions of an event play in our memory of that event. But it turns out there are ways to manipulate those memories and separate the emotion out; even from Flashbulb memories. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about why looking at how traumatic memories are formed has led to new treatments for PTSD that are not chemical-based.