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In this special episode of Brain Science host Dr Ginger Campbell reads an excerpt from her bestseller "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origin of Certainty." While it might seem ironic to talk about certainty during these extremely uncertain times, understanding how our brain generates the feeling of knowing or certainty is actually more relevant than ever.
Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty is based on several early episodes of Brain Science and highlights the work of retired neurologist Dr. Robert Burton. Both physicians are fascinated by the surprising discovery that most of what our brain does is outside conscious awareness. They explore the evidence behind this claim as well as its implications. Ultimately they agree that this discovery could encourage us all to have more compassion and tolerance for both ourselves and others.
Links and References:
- Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger" Campbell, MD (Click here to buy)
- A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves (2013) by Robert Burton
- On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not (2008) by Robert Burton
- Dr. Campbell video with Jenn Grace: https://youtu.be/-ZY2Tah8EIU
- Recent podcast appearances by Ginger Campbell
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