Rebecca McInroy http://kut.org en How To Deal With Jerks http://kut.org/post/how-deal-jerks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t we all hate having to deal with jerks? Everyone has some unpleasant person that they encounter frequently in life and would rather not.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Fact is, we constantly encounter an endless variety of people with an endless variety of attitudes, perspectives and beliefs that – in all realistic possibility – will differ from the attitudes that we carry for the moment.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, the Two Guys On Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, will toss around the topic of jerks –&nbsp;and provide some insightful, doctor prescribed strategies for handling difficult people in our lives.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159241894&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:19:48 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10812 at http://kut.org How To Deal With Jerks Why We Can't Multitask (But Think We Can) http://kut.org/post/why-we-cant-multitask-think-we-can <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you take pride in your ability to divide your focus and energy into more than one task at a time? Do you think you’re a good </span>multitasker<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chances are, you’re probably not.</span></p><p>We sat down with two experts&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">– the Two Guys,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/gamechangers/past-speakers/art-markman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Art Markman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/profile.php?id=104" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Robert Duke</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">–</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to take a closer look at the topic of multitasking. Their take offers a perspective into some of the unique issues associated with multitasking.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158163668&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:51:18 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10772 at http://kut.org Why We Can't Multitask (But Think We Can) Why We're More Influential Than We May Think http://kut.org/post/why-were-more-influential-we-may-think <p>Being the incredibly social species that we are, we humans simply cannot avoid influencing one another when we interact. Influence is inevitable.&nbsp;</p><p>The question then becomes, since influence is inevitable in human interaction, can we achieve the kind of influence that we intend to have, or that we might think we have in the world?&nbsp;</p><p>On this week’s show, the Two Guys on Your Head, <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman">Dr. Art Markman</a> and <a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">Dr. Bob Duke</a>, influence our understanding of the different functions and effects of influence in our lives.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157199041&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:11:22 +0000 Alicia Choina & Rebecca McInroy 10733 at http://kut.org Why We're More Influential Than We May Think What's the Role of Laughter In Our Lives? http://kut.org/post/whats-role-laughter-our-lives <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What’s so funny?</span></p><p>In this week’s show, the Two Guys on Your Head,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">Dr. Bob Duke</a>, analyze laughter until it cracks you up.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Why is it that laughter is such a seemingly uncontrollable response? There's many angles in a discussion on laughter, since there is no definitive way of explaining or understanding such a complex aspect of life.&nbsp;So lets start by noting laughter is a form of social bonding.&nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156188673&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:46:55 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10689 at http://kut.org What's the Role of Laughter In Our Lives? Jean Piaget and the Journey from Infancy to Adulthood http://kut.org/post/jean-piaget-and-journey-infancy-adulthood <p>Swiss psychiatrist Jean Piaget was born in 1896, and died in 1980.&nbsp;His background was in biology, but he became fascinated with studying the psychological development of children.</p><p>Piaget was a transformational researcher in the field of child developmental psychology.&nbsp;In fact, he is still, to this day, the most cited psychologist in the field.</p><p>So what exactly did Piaget do?&nbsp; How did he change our understanding of human brain development from infancy to adulthood? &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this edition of&nbsp; Two Guys on Your Head&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Bob Duke</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talk about Jean Piaget and his impact on the field of cognitive psychology.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155220926&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:00:15 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10643 at http://kut.org Jean Piaget and the Journey from Infancy to Adulthood How Our Senses Work Together to Keep Us Sane http://kut.org/post/how-our-senses-work-together-keep-us-sane <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you ever taken a moment to consider the incredible orchestra of sensory integration that happens constantly in conscious life?&nbsp; Without this integration of our senses, the world would be a barrage of </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">overstimulation</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> –&nbsp;and reality would be very disorienting.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this episode of&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Guys on Your Head</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Bob Duke</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;explore the intricacies of the incredible sensory-processing systems that create cohesion for the world around us.</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154102599&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:57:12 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10593 at http://kut.org How Our Senses Work Together to Keep Us Sane How Does Psychological Distance Affect Us? http://kut.org/post/how-does-psychological-distance-affect-us <p></p><p style="border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(59, 59, 60);">http://youtu.be/OoQISli2OeQ</p><p style="border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(59, 59, 60);"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">The idea of distance conjures up many images in our minds. We might be thinking of how wonderful it will be when we are retired and have time to spend with our loved ones, do some traveling, or play 18 holes of golf on a weekday. Or perhaps when we think of distance, we think of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how far away the conflicts are from us.</span></p><p>For&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman">Art&nbsp;Markman</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/profile.php?id=104">Robert Duke,</a>&nbsp;how we process distance is particularly important, because it clues researchers in to how we think and make decisions as a result of distance.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153022935&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:22:08 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 8639 at http://kut.org Why Would You Think I Think That? How Theory of Mind Helps Us Interact http://kut.org/post/why-would-you-think-i-think-how-theory-mind-helps-us-interact <p>Who knows what?&nbsp;Essentially, this question is the basis of the complex concept called <a href="http://www.iep.utm.edu/theomind/">Theory of Mind</a> – which is very misleadingly labeled.&nbsp;No, it’s not a theory that explains how mind works, as you might assume. It’s a process within our minds that allows us to separate and distinguish between what we know ourselves and what we know that other people know – or don’t know.&nbsp; It’s a skill that is critical for accomplishing effective social interaction in the world.&nbsp;A better term might be Theory of Other People's Minds.</p><p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Art Markman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Bob Duke</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;do a wonderful job of explaining and dissecting this important skill in this week’s episode of Two Guys on Your Head.&nbsp;Have a listen and get smarter.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151905128&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:03:58 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10516 at http://kut.org Why Would You Think I Think That? How Theory of Mind Helps Us Interact How to Go All the Way in Online Dating http://kut.org/post/how-go-all-way-online-dating <p>Everybody knows somebody who's familiar with the online dating service experience.&nbsp;It's a fairly common way for people to meet and become romantically involved these days. But how is it different from more traditional dating and courtship?</p><p><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Art Markman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Bob Duke</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;take a crack at online dating in this week’s episode of Two Guys on Your Head.</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150817104&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:26 +0000 Alicia Choina & Rebecca McInroy 10479 at http://kut.org How to Go All the Way in Online Dating Protecting Your Brain as You Age http://kut.org/post/protecting-your-brain-you-age-0 <p>W<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hether we like it or not, time marches on. And as it does, we age.&nbsp;</span></p><p>One of the most challenging realities for everyone to face in life is that we are all, inevitably, destined to grow old (if we’re lucky, that is).</p><p>Aging correlates to a steady decline of functional abilities, both physical and mental.&nbsp;Memory and cognition peak in our early twenties, and we begin a very slow, steady decline of those functions as we near our senior years. &nbsp;</p><p>After age 80, many bodily functions – including brain function – seem to have reached the average limit of their operation. So what can we do to preserve our brains for as long as possible?<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149526762&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:07:51 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10417 at http://kut.org Protecting Your Brain as You Age How Loved Ones With Mental Illness Affect Their Caregivers http://kut.org/post/how-loved-ones-mental-illness-affect-their-caregivers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Living with a mental illness is difficult&nbsp;–&nbsp;not&nbsp;only for the sufferer, but for caregivers, friends and family.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman&nbsp;and Dr. Bob Duke talk how it can be isolating and disheartening to interact with someone who has depression, dementia or any other mental illness – and they offer some ideas that can help.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the struggles in caring for friends and family with mental illness is that we have no idea what we’re really dealing with. Unlike seeing someone with a broken bone, we don’t see mental illness. It's more like a cancer in that it affects the whole family and it lasts for a long time.</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148666533&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:53:42 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10384 at http://kut.org How Loved Ones With Mental Illness Affect Their Caregivers Why We Keep Holding On to False Beliefs http://kut.org/post/why-we-keep-holding-false-beliefs <p>Our world these days is laden with a constant flow of information. It’s unavoidable.&nbsp;</p><p>But how do we determine what information to believe? Once we’ve made that choice, what if we later find out that the information was false? How do we shed false beliefs?</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s show, good doctors Art Markman and Bob Duke analyze the process of belief formation – and why our false beliefs are so insistent that we reconsider them.</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147450559&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10343 at http://kut.org Why We Keep Holding On to False Beliefs What's the Difference Between Guilt and Shame? http://kut.org/post/whats-difference-between-guilt-and-shame <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What happens when we feel guilt and shame? Our hearts may pound, we may feel sad, we might even want to cry. Physiologically our response to both shame and guilt is the same – but cognitively, the way we interpret these two emotions has consequences we may not realize.</span></p><p>In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">&nbsp;Dr. Bob Duke</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">deconstruct the ramifications of these two emotions.</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146302682&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:41:58 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10296 at http://kut.org What's the Difference Between Guilt and Shame? Coleman Hawkins and The Art of Failure http://kut.org/post/coleman-hawkins-and-art-failure <p>Saxophone great Coleman Hawkins helped to establish jazz as a stand-alone art form, separate from the popular swing music of the day.</p><p>With his originality, lyricism, and a keen sense for the latest trends, Hawkins' work was the foundation for bebop and the most expressive jazz ballads.</p><p>And yet, what is the price for a creative who expresses his art?</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145347756&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:06:20 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10255 at http://kut.org Coleman Hawkins and The Art of Failure Why Being Put On Hold is So Frustrating http://kut.org/post/why-being-put-hold-so-frustrating <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Horrible music, incredible wait times and an inscrutable</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;labyrinth of phone prompts: We've all experienced the frustrations of being on hold. Even when we're on hold for a minute or so, blood pressure can spike when an automated voice answers the phone.</span></p><p>Why is being on hold so annoying? <a href="https://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a>&nbsp;and<a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">&nbsp;Dr. Bob Duke</a>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">will be with you shortly to explain it.&nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145302963&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:14:23 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10248 at http://kut.org Why Being Put On Hold is So Frustrating How to Deal With Road Rage http://kut.org/post/how-deal-road-rage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin is now ranked as the fourth worst city in the nation for traffic. According to an annual </span><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2014/03/04/the-most-traffic-jammed-cities-in-the-u-s/" style="line-height: 1.5;">traffic scorecard</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Austinites waste an average of 41 hours in traffic annually.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It’s no wonder then that we're encountering more vehicular aggression on overcrowded Austin roads. So what’s happening in our brains when we encounter that familiar feeling of intense frustration we call road rage? The Two Guys on Your Head, <a href="https://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/psychology/faculty/markman">Dr. Art Markman</a> and <a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">Dr. Bob Duke</a>, break it down in this week’s episode.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144101623&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:58:01 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10196 at http://kut.org How to Deal With Road Rage Cowboy Poetry Set to Music http://kut.org/post/cowboy-poetry-set-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you missed thi sepisode of Views and Brews it is definitely one to listen back to: </span>KUT’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rebecca </span>McInroy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts graphic designer </span><a href="http://www.pentagram.com/en/new/dj-stout/" style="line-height: 1.5;">DJ Stout</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Austin-based composer and pianist </span><a href="http://www.grahamreynolds.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Graham Reynolds</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about a collaboration that illustrates the power of regionalism and the beauty of home on a global stage.</span></p><p>Stout of <a href="http://www.pentagram.com/work/#/all/all/newest/">Pentagram</a>, the world's largest independent design consultancy, discussed his latest publication featuring cowboy poets from West Texas, while Reynolds performed a live score along with the presentation. It was a version of the performance they gave at the <a href="http://www.designindaba.com/">Design Indaba</a> conference in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 2014.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143058380&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe><br /><br /> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:50:01 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10122 at http://kut.org Cowboy Poetry Set to Music Why Meetings Feel Like They Take Forever - and How to Fight That http://kut.org/post/why-meetings-feel-they-take-forever-and-how-fight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Does size matter when it comes to meetings?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Actually, yes.&nbsp;It’s not a myth.&nbsp;Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to meetings, it’s better to keep it on the small side. Short and sweet is best.</p><p>Efficiency of the shared time spent during a meeting is a primary determinant of its potential for effectiveness.&nbsp;The Two Guys,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utexas.edu/gamechangers/past-speakers/art-markman">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">Dr. Bob Duke</a>, break down the best practices to ensure that the meetings you call will achieve their intended purpose.&nbsp;</p><p>Give it a listen.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142930906&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:52:22 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10118 at http://kut.org Why Meetings Feel Like They Take Forever - and How to Fight That The Great War and Its Legacy, 100 Years Later http://kut.org/post/great-war-and-its-legacy-100-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In partnership with the Harry Ransom Center, Views and Brews discussed the </span><a href="http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/2014/war/" style="line-height: 1.5;">recent exhibition "The World at War, 1914–1918</a>.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" The exhibit marks the centenary of the start of World War I, and seeks to recover the deeply personal experience of the war.</span></p><p>Listen back as <a href="http://caa-austin.org/index.php?q=content/rabbi-neil-blumofe">Rabbi Neil Blumofe</a> and Ransom Center curators Elizabeth Garver and Jean Cannon join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy to explore the layered causes, complicated effects and penetrating propaganda of a war that forever changed our relationship to grief, industry, faith and one another.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142746254&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:10:15 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 10107 at http://kut.org The Great War and Its Legacy, 100 Years Later How Metaphors Transform Simple Words Into Complex Concepts http://kut.org/post/how-metaphors-transform-simple-words-complex-concepts <p>Ever have those moments when you just can’t find the right words to express your thoughts? They happen. Articulation isn’t always easy.</p><p>Sometimes, words or language alone can't accurately express the complexity of thought.&nbsp;At those times, it can be very helpful to use an analogy or a metaphor to illustrate the fullness of the concept being expressed. Analogies and metaphors allow us to communicate complex concepts or ideas that transcend simple words.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you have a desire to develop good analogies or metaphors, the Two Guys on Your Head,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.utexas.edu/gamechangers/past-speakers/art-markman" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Art&nbsp;Markman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Bob Duke</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, have some tips that will blow your mind – metaphorically speaking.&nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/140678644&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:15:47 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 10013 at http://kut.org How Metaphors Transform Simple Words Into Complex Concepts