Two Guys on Your Head http://kut.org en 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 How Our Brains Process Time http://kut.org/post/how-our-brains-process-time <p>Time flies when you're having fun, the old saying goes. But how can time – maybe the most fundamental concept of the universe – feel different under different conditions?</p><p>Our brains perceive time differently in different circumstances. When we pay close attention to something, tedium can set in and it can feel like time slows to a crawl.</p><p>Conversely, if our lives demand we juggle several different things at once, we tend to pay less attention to some activities – and time races by in a flash.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139098195&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:02:11 +0000 Alicia Choina & Rebecca McInroy 9964 at http://kut.org How Our Brains Process Time How Going Out is Good for Your Brain http://kut.org/post/how-going-out-good-your-brain <p>Human beings are a social species. Our natural programming requires a certain amount of social contact with other people.&nbsp;</p><p>Shared experiences are simply a fundamental component of our needs as humans.&nbsp;We don’t just have a need for direct interaction and verbal communication either – there's all sorts of nonverbal communicative actions we take in the presence of others that we wouldn’t do alone.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this installment of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take us through the psychological benefits of "going out" and mingling with our fellow humans.</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138371505&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:50:26 +0000 Rebecca McInroy & Alicia Choina 9913 at http://kut.org How Going Out is Good for Your Brain How to Crush Writer's Block http://kut.org/post/how-crush-writers-block <p>Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it?</p><p>When in the beginning stages of undertaking a new writing project, a writer might find themselves blocked – stuck in front of a blank page or screen with no thoughts coming to mind. This lack of creative flow is further exacerbated by anxiety over the lack of production – making it a self-perpetuating cycle that can lead to stagnation.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain the ins and outs of how and why we sometimes get stuck – and what we can do to help ourselves in those difficult situations.</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/137107341&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:09:05 +0000 Alicia Choina & Rebecca McInroy 9868 at http://kut.org How to Crush Writer's Block Why All Praise is Not Created Equal http://kut.org/post/why-all-praise-not-created-equal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Hey, you’re smart!”&nbsp; That feels good to hear, doesn’t it?&nbsp; Praise always feels good, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves, or deal with failure.</span></p><p>In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss how to praise in a productive and meaningful way.</p><p>In summary, when giving or receiving praise, it’s a helpful skill to think about where that praise is directed. &nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136007531&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:24:57 +0000 Alicia Choina & Rebecca McInroy 9826 at http://kut.org Why All Praise is Not Created Equal Life After Loss: How to Reshape, Move On and Let it Go http://kut.org/post/life-after-loss-how-reshape-move-and-let-it-go <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A traumatic event in life is like a scratch on a record. Every time the record player, or your mind, runs over the scratch, it skips.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This skipping record thought pattern is called rumination. Until we’re able to fill the scratch, it will keep skipping. So how do we fill the scratch, move on and heal?</span></p><p>On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/gamechangers/past-speakers/art-markman">Dr. Art Markman</a> and <a href="http://www.music.utexas.edu/directory/details.aspx?id=36">Dr. Bob Duke</a> talk about the various ways we live with and explain grief, and they offer some strategies that might help it make sense.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134794117&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:28:39 +0000 Rebecca McInroy 9786 at http://kut.org Life After Loss: How to Reshape, Move On and Let it Go