Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hidden Brain podcast - a pioneering surgeon maximizes his "hedgehog" tendencies

I had been meaning to share a podcast from "Hidden Brain" a series from NPR's Shankar Vedantam for a while now. This morning's drive reminded to do that. I hope you enjoy this episode on how our brains are playing out the fox and the hedgehog!


APRIL 30, 2018

The Fox and the Hedgehog

The Greek poet Archilochus wrote that "the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This week, we'll use the metaphor of the fox and the hedgehog as a way to understand the differences between tacticians and big-picture thinkers. We'll explore the story of a pioneering surgeon whose hedgehog tendencies led him to great triumphs, and a heartbreaking tragedy. This episode first aired in May 2017.

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