Episode 14: Demystifying the Bi-Polar Ape

Episode 14: Demystifying the Bi-Polar Ape

On a daily basis we direct our attention, guide our instincts, and move from making micro to macro decisions feeling that we are fully in control of our inner machinery called the brain. While exploring the nature and development of Executive Function skills and its impact on learning and self-awareness, one can’t help but notice that many of us are unaware of ‘why we do what we do’. Today on the podcast, a world-renowned primatologist and celebrated author, Professor Fran de Waal, brings a perspective that we are not so different from the animals and the Interconnectedness between the good, the bad, and the ugly tendencies that form the true human nature are quite closely related to our animal counterparts.

About Frans de Waal, Ph.D.


Guest @FransdeWaal invites us to take a closer look at animal and human nature Click To Tweet Studying behaviors of animals can teach us a lot about empathy and morality in humans Click To Tweet Knowing about inner knowings of others helps in assessing needs and acting compassionately Click To Tweet


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Executive Function Specialist at Cerebral Matters
Sucheta Kamath, founder of private practice (Cerebral Matters®), is an expert in brain training & Executive Function development. She is a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2015. Sucheta will be launching ExQ®, an educational software company that offers accessible, web-based learning management tools for all in Fall of 2019.

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