From Stan­ford: Baba Shiv delves into the surprising work­ings of the brain during his lecture. “Frinky”, a combi­na­tion of “freaky” and “funky” was an apt descriptor for the mental exper­i­ments he describes. Deftly incor­po­rating the anatomy of the brain, Shiv makes the case that emotional responses are vital to respon­sible deci­sion making, and that — despite popular belief — rational thought is perhaps not all it’s cracked up to be. · Go to The frinky science of the human mind →