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Haunting & Ghosts in Literature, Theatre & Poetry

[Recorded on Election Night of the 2018 midterms] KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins playwright Kirk Lynn and Poet Roger Reeves, to talk about the subversive histories ghosts allow us to remember and how they do so much more than give us a scare.

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This Is The Scariest Bridge In Texas

There’s more than one Texas bridge that can be especially troubling for those with gephyrophobia – fear of bridges. The Pecos railroad bridge can certainly give you the willies from the right perspective. The Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge can give you pause if you’re hit with the outer bands of a tropical storm when you’re…

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Fear and Motivation

When we are afraid we typically act! We run away, we shout, we lash out, we do. Fear is a great motivator, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, there is a downside to acting out of fear alone.

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V&B – Memories & Perception

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins Dr. Laura Colgin, Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, and Dr. Michael Drew from the University of Texas Neuroscience Department in a discussion about memory, fear, trauma perception and imagination in the shadow of recent tragedies, the importance of how our brains work and how they’re interacting with information in the new media…

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Flexibility

When the unexpected happens, some people shut down, while others are cool as cucumbers. We might think that the people who handle crisis well, are just born that way, perhaps they are just flexible. However, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, talk about how the…

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Xenophobia

In this episode of Two Guys On Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of xenophobia.

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Why We Tell Ghost Stories

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how telling ghost stories can be good for us.

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Why We Laugh At Fear

Why we respond to uncomfortable situations with humor, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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Responding To Ebola

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology behind our response to threats like Ebola.

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V&B: The Psychology of Fear

What is fear and what is going on in our brains when we experience fear? Join us as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to discuss fear and the brain.

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