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Squeaking And Slamming Screened Doors

This Typewriter Rodeo poem was inspired by a story shared by a Texas Standard listener. Share your ideas on social media or email [email protected]

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Memory, Trauma, and Treating PTSD

We may underestimate the role that our emotions of an event play in our memory of that event. But it turns out there are ways to manipulate those memories and separate the emotion out; even from Flashbulb memories. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk…

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Remembering The Summers Of My Youth

Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, I’ve been thinking about the long summers of my youth. We had longer summers then. It’s not just an idealized memory. Schools would dismiss us in late May and we wouldn’t return until September 2nd or so, generally the day following Labor Day. What I remember…

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Pat Martino

Through his innovative post-bop, fusion and soul jazz, guitarist Pat Martino overcame a memory crisis and focused on the present to rediscover his technique. In this edition of Liner Notes, jazz historian and Rabbi Neil Blumofe recollects Pat Martino, his struggle with amnesia, and how he re-learned his iconic technique.

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You Can’t Step Into The Same River Twice

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is noted as having said,  “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” But what does that mean for us today? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk…

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Mindfulness and Memory

When it comes to mindfulness there is clear evidence that practicing it can be beneficial, but perhaps not for everyone all the time. It might even have some adverse effects on memory. In our final piece in our series on mindfulness, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about…

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Picture Taking

You might think that cell phones make everything worse. We can’t remember phone numbers anymore, we are addicted to checking texts and emails, and we end up taking thousands of crappy pictures each month. What good can ever come of this? As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two…

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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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Memory, Imagination, and Happiness

When it comes to imagination and happiness, it turns out there’s a lot going on. If you think, as William Arthur Ward said, “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it,” you might be in for a surprise when it comes to well-being. In this edition…

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Imagination and Change

Have you ever been in a situation that you just can’t see your way out of? Have you ever been stuck on a path you did not want to follow? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how we can practice gaining experiences that…

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Texas Standard: April 12, 2016

He’s been investigated by the sate bar, indicted by Collin County, now the Feds have filed charges too. Paxton under pressure. We’ll explore. Also is Julian Castro progressive enough to serve as vice president? We’ll hear about a movement aimed at keeping the Texas Democrat off a potential white house ticket. A new viral threat…

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Innovation and Creativity

A talk about memory, innovation, creativity and productivity, live at SXSW 2016, with Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke and Rebecca McInroy.

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V&B – Paramount Records

In this episode of Views & Brews, KUT’s Rebecca McInroy joins co-founder of Revenant Records and lawyer Dean Blackwood and Grammy-nominated author of We Agreed To Meet Just Here and See How Small and co-producer of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Volume 1 & 2, Scott Blackwood, to discuss music, authenticity, memory, sound, and the human voice…

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The Value of Failure

Failure is a word that carries a lot of baggage, arousing emotional responses that we’d usually rather avoid. What about success? Why does the thought of success conjure images and feelings of comfort and satisfaction. This week, “Two Guys on Your Head” examine how the heights of success and the “training wheels” of failure impact…

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Emotional Pain and Memory

In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, add to the series on pain and the brain, with a discussion on emotional pain and memory.

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The Interpertation of Memory

How and why we misperceive how memory works in the brain, in this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

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Constructing Memory

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore the many aspects of how we construct memories in bits and pieces, as well as how memories function and help our species evolve.

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V&B Extra: Neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Disease

On May 15, 2014 Views and Brews teamed up with the Center For Learning and Memory at The University of Texas at Austin for conversation about the neuroscience underlying Alzheimer’s disease. Listen back as Dr. Boris Zemelman, Dr. Kimberly Raab-Grahm, Dr. Mike Mauk and Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura talk with KUT’s Rebecca McInroy about what we…

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What’s Happening Inside Your Head When You Sleep

We need to sleep for a host of reasons, but what exactly is happening in our brains while we’re unconscious? We’ve only scratched the surface of understanding all that happens during sleep, but we do know that while our bodies are resting, our brains are very busy.

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