Science http://kut.org en Could Maker Culture Spark the Next Industrial Revolution? http://kut.org/post/could-maker-culture-spark-next-industrial-revolution <p>Everyone has ideas. Machines, inventions, and improvements to everyday products: things that bounce around in everyone's mind. But unless that someone is an engineer, inventor, or tinkerer, those ideas stay just that … ideas.</p><p>Until now that is. &nbsp;</p><p>A new, emerging "maker" culture encourages innovators to create as they wish with the help of 3D printers, laser cutters, and many other tools. The Obama Administration even recently hosted a nationwide "<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/17/presidential-proclamation-national-day-making-2014">Day of Making</a>"&nbsp;for these creators.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155847351&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> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:33:31 +0000 David Brown 10667 at http://kut.org Could Maker Culture Spark the Next Industrial Revolution? Why Some Beliefs Are Beyond Debate http://kut.org/post/why-some-beliefs-are-beyond-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I am absolutely certain that I’m right and you’re wrong, so because of this certainty, I will argue my belief, which I believe to be correct, however long it takes to convince you to submit to my superior correctness.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Have you ever encountered such a fixed and inflexible perspective of a belief in a person who disagrees with you on something?&nbsp; Of course you have.&nbsp; We’re only human, and it’s part of the nature of our cognitive patterns to want to hold onto certain beliefs with a very firm intellectual grip.</p><p>On this week’s episode of <a href="http://kut.org/term/two-guys-your-head">Two Guys On Your Head</a>, <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> analyze the differing approaches to holding a belief and how those different approaches affect interaction in society. Essentially, this comes down to two fundamental ways of holding a belief: You can have a firm grip, or a loose one.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160151389&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, 25 Jul 2014 15:43:06 +0000 Alicia Choina & Rebecca McInroy 10862 at http://kut.org Why Some Beliefs Are Beyond Debate You Can Thank This Fly for Advances in Hearing Aid Technology http://kut.org/post/you-can-thank-fly-advances-hearing-aid-technology <p>Imagine being in a room full of people –&nbsp;a cacophony of conversations and noise. Despite standing right next to someone, you strain to hear her voice.</p><p>People who use hearing aids often struggle to focus on one voice – especially in noisy environments. They could crank up the volume on their hearing aids – but that would also crank up the volume of everything else in the background.</p><p><a href="http://www.ece.utexas.edu/people/faculty/neal-hall">Professor Neal Hall</a> and his group of graduate students from the <a href="http://www.engr.utexas.edu/">Cockrell School of Engineering</a> at the University of Texas offers a solution: a device that mimics the hearing powers of a fly.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159952768&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> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:12:22 +0000 David Brown & ChinLin Pan 10843 at http://kut.org You Can Thank This Fly for Advances in Hearing Aid Technology 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 Astronomers Set Out to Find the Sun's Long Lost Sibling - And Succeeded http://kut.org/post/astronomers-set-out-find-suns-long-lost-sibling-and-succeeded <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Ivan Ramirez started his search about a year ago, he really didn’t think he’d find much.</span></p><p>"We expected it to be either one or zero," says Ramirez, an astronomer at UT-Austin.</p><p>Ramirez and his crew were looking through thousands and thousands of stars –&nbsp;all in order to find just the right one.&nbsp;</p><p>“We're looking for the stars that were born with the sun," he says. "Because our sun, like most other stars, was born in a cluster – probably a thousand to ten thousand other stars. We know that there are a few that we can detect that are nearby, but it’s been a really tough job to do."</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148743269&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:07:48 +0000 Matt Largey 10390 at http://kut.org Astronomers Set Out to Find the Sun's Long Lost Sibling - And Succeeded 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? 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 Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon' http://kut.org/post/did-you-see-it-if-not-heres-blood-moon There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-crowds-20140414,0,664365.story#axzz2yriYmIs4" target="_blank">the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> adds</a>, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and visitors who had packed the grassy lawn "scrambled toward the front of Griffith Observatory, pointing up at the reddening moon."<p>The vi Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:05:25 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10216 at http://kut.org Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon' 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