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Beyond Belief: Get Smarter with Dan Hurley (July 2016)

Season 6, Episode 15
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39:45
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When you sharpen your brain, you sharpen every aspect of your life. Many of us assume that intelligence is something that we are born with and that the IQ score is the limit of our mental capacity. Dan Hurley has investigated many different ways of improving brain power and has found that reality does not always follow our preconceptions. Every minute of every day, we are training our brain and we have always had the capability to get smarter. This interview with George Noory was originally webcast July 13, 2016.

Award-winning science journalist, Dan Hurley has written on the science of increasing intelligence for the Washington Post and Neurology Today. He is author of, Smarter and was featured in the 2013 PBS documentary feature, Smarter Brains. His previous book, Diabetes Rising, was excerpted in Discover and Wired. He has written nearly two dozen articles for the New York Times since 2005.

George Noory
Dan Hurley
English

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jmorgandavis, posted on August 4, 2016

I was really surprised to see that he forgot to give attention to the importance of 2nd, 3rd or greater foreign language learning especially during the 1st six years of life. It has been scientifically noted that a bilingual child grows into greater intellectual potential than average children.

kulsumb, posted on July 21, 2016

Were can i buy it. someone should make a product with electronics into brain and sell it cheaply.

dumitru, posted on July 15, 2016

A quick search on the Internet brought up a study called "Harmful Effects of Nicotine" from the Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, v.36(1); Jan-Mar 2015. Here are some quotes from that:
Nicotine is well known to have serious systemic side effects in addition to being highly addictive. It adversely affects the heart, reproductive system, lung, kidney etc. Many studies have consistently demonstrated its carcinogenic potential.
Nicotine is one of the most toxic of all poisons and has a rapid onset of action. Apart from local actions, the target organs are the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Nicotine forms arachidonic acid metabolites which cause increased cell division. Binding to Bcl-2 and action on vascular endothelial growth factor and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) causes increased cancer proliferation and survival.

There's a lot more and it's all footnoted with documentation. I'm surprised Mr. Hurley didn't seem to know about this study.

Xphilli, posted on July 18, 2016

A quick search on my personal experience brought up my knowledge that nicotine works for me, and the many other people who have lived happily 100+++ while chain smoking 30+ cigs a day. Every body type is different, and living in fear will get you about three steps towards that triple bypass heart attack. I'm surprised you didn't seem to know about your own personal experience.

webwriter25, posted on July 15, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this show.

Millerbd87, posted on July 14, 2016

Nicotine, video games, caffeine.....

azpiper11, posted on July 17, 2016

Read Gustav Le Bon's The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (1895) - Hitler read it and learned how to make them march off. The zombie Millennials are out en mass, hoards of techno-bots being lead by Nintendo's creation Pokémon Go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLdWbwQJWI0
They should be watching Gaia and searching for their souls. Hopefully your post was tongue in cheek and I'm slow to pick it up. If not, check the YouTube link - it's frightening to see that many lost - especially now.

qualteam, posted on July 14, 2016

Taking on new challenges. Getting emotionally involved. Getting motivated. Learning from your mistakes. All part of the game of life.

silver_byte, posted on July 14, 2016

Mr. Hurley made the claim that once brain function begins to decline, not much can be done to bring it back up again. I beg to differ. If his statement were true, it would invalidate the whole science of neuroplasticiity, which claims just the opposite. Albeit a new area of study, it is already amassing a great deal of evidence that brain function can indeed be improved. Other than this one issue, Mr. Hurley was quite informative. Great show, George.

mkeller, posted on July 13, 2016

This was both interesting and informative. Thanks!

vlmanos, posted on July 13, 2016

good show thanks

sean04, posted on July 13, 2016

I would love to see Jim Karol and this guy on the same show to see which techniques actually do help people in their daily lives.

darsiramirez, posted on July 13, 2016

I am disappointed he didn't talk about Patrick Flanagan's Neurophone.

dee.angel, posted on July 13, 2016

I looked up nicotine and the definition says toxic yellow substance. Isn't nicotine addictive also ?

azpiper11, posted on July 13, 2016

For a science journalist who writes on the brain he needs to pick up the pace and work on the "and ah, and um, and yeah" speech. If he wrote the way he talks no one would read him - - - - ah ah ah, um um um.

mkeller, posted on July 13, 2016

AZ... if that is all you took away from this, I feel bad for you. If you are both a proficient writer and an eloquent speaker, you are truly fortunate.

winalot, posted on July 13, 2016

Pipe down Piper, go smoke a cigarette

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