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100. The Expectation Effect with David Robson

• 45 min

David speaks with David Robson, an award-winning science writer specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body, and behaviour. He has previously worked as a features editor at New Scientist and as a senior journalist at the BBC. He is the author of The Intelligence Trap, which has been translated into fifteen languages, The Expectation Effect, and The Laws of Connection. They talked about: 🧠 The stereotypes and misconceptions of intelligence 🧬 Genetic and environmental influences on intelligence 💡 The expectation effect 💊 The science behind placebos 💪 How powerful our minds can be 🚫 The limits of the expectation effect This is just one part of a longer conversation, and it's the second part. You can listen to the earlier episode here: Part 1: 🎙️ Science, Reasoning, and The Intelligence Trap with David Robson (Episode 97) 📜 Full 📹 Watch on Youtube: 🗣 Mentioned in the show:Garret Jones | Hive Mind | How the Potato Changed the World | Charles C. Mann | The Expectation Effect | Placebo effect | French paradox | Cholecystokinin | Ghrelin | Lisa Feldman Barrett | The Predictive Brain | Mind and Body Lab - Stanford University | Alia Crum | Pygmalion Effect | 👤Connect with David:Twitter: Website: Books: The Intelligence Trap | The Expectation Effect | 👨🏾‍💻 About David Elikwu: David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people think deeper and work smarter. 🐣 Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge 🌐 Website: 📽️ Youtube: 📸 Instagram: 🕺 TikTok: 🎙️ Podcast: 📖 Free Book: My Online Course 🖥️ Decision Hacker: Decision Hacker will help you hack your default patterns and become an intentional architect of your life. You’ll learn everything you need to transform your decisions, your habits, and your outcomes. The Knowledge 📩 Newsletter: The Knowledge is a weekly newsletter for people who want to get more out of life. It's full of insights from psychology, philosophy, productivity, and business, all designed to make you more productive, creative, and decisive. My Favorite Tools 🎞️ Descript: 📨 Convertkit: 🔰 NordVPN: 💹 Nutmeg: 🎧 Audible: Support this podcast at —

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