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The Neuroscience Of Awe, Distraction and Anxiety – Beau Lotto | Modern Wisdom Podcast 376


Beau Lotto is is a professor of Neuroscience at the University of London and an author.

Beau is the founder of the Lab Of Misfits which he describes as “lunatic fringe neuroscience”. He’s created nightclubs in his lab where every action people take is measured, he’s locked people in dark rooms and waited to see what happens and he’s got actors to have a fit on the floor to observe how people respond.

Expect to learn the neuroscience of why awe makes us feel so connected to the world around us, how donating a lot of money to charity can turn off that girl you’re trying to impress, why unanswered questions cause so much anxiety, how distraction occurs in our brains and much more…

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#neuroscience #awe #anxiety

00:00 Intro
02:21 Beau’s Experiments
13:32 Maintaining Authenticity
21:28 How To Be Less Neurotic
26:24 Focus & Distraction
35:26 Power of Familiarity
47:47 Seeking to Understand
1:02:25 Fundamentals of Leadership
1:14:00 Upcoming Experiments
1:17:32 Where to Find Beau

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