The Bregman Leadership Podcast
Episode 256

Annie Murphy Paul

The Extended Mind

What if thinking didn’t happen exclusively in the brain? This question is a fascinating jumping-off place for our conversation this week with acclaimed science writer, Annie Murphy Paul. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Time Magazine, and many other publications. She’s also the author of The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. Discover the false dichotomy between the body and the mind, how listening to interoception (gut feelings) and time spent in nature have real impact on our thinking, and how we can extend our minds to each other to help us feel more understood.


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Bio: Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Scientific American, Slate, Time magazine, and The Best American Science Writing, among many other publications. She is the author of Origins, reviewed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review and selected by that publication as a “Notable Book,” and The Cult of Personality, hailed by Malcolm Gladwell in the New Yorker as a “fascinating new book.” She has held the Bernard Schwartz Fellowship and the Future Tense Fellowship at New America; currently, she is a fellow in New America’s Learning Sciences Exchange. She has also received the Spencer Education Reporting Fellowship and the Rosalyn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship. Paul has spoken to audiences around the world about learning and cognition; her TED Talk has been viewed by more than 2.6 million people. A graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she has served as a lecturer at Yale University and as a senior advisor at the Yale University Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.


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