How to Make the Most of Your Negativity Bias (w/ John Tierney)

Curiosity Daily Nov 03, 2020



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Learn about two new neuroscience studies that show why birds are so dang smart. Then science writer John Tierney will talk negativity bias and how you can use it to your own benefit.

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 Two new bird-brain studies show why birds are so smart by Grant Currin
Ackerman, J. (2016). The Genius of Birds. United States: Penguin Publishing Group.
Tracing cerebral cortex evolution. (2018). Max-Planck-Gesellschaft;
‌Suzana Herculano-Houzel. (2020). Birds do have a brain cortex—and think. Science, 369(6511), 1567–1568.
‌Stacho, M., Herold, C., Rook, N., Hermann Wagner, Axer, M., Katrin Amunts, & Onur Güntürkün. (2020). A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain. Science, 369(6511).
Nieder, A., Lysann Wagener, & Rinnert, P. (2020). A neural correlate of sensory consciousness in a corvid bird. Science, 369(6511), 1626–1629.

Additional resources from science writer John Tierney:
Pick up “The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It” on Amazon
John Tierney on Twitter
John Tierney on the New York Times

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