Are Geniuses Born or Made? A Conversation with Dr. Joy Hirsch. Is there a way to bring out the genius within all of us? In this interview with New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer as part of Big Think's partnership with 92Y's Seven Days of Genius series, neuroscientist Joy Hirsch explores the connections in our brain that make us different and whether people like Einstein are born geniuses or develop from blank slates.
This is the eighth video in an exclusive video series of today’s brightest minds exploring the theory of genius. Exclusive videos will be posted daily on http://youtube.com/bigthink throughout 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius Festival: Venture into the Extraordinary, running March 1 to March 8, 2015 (http://www.92y.org/genius).
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Exclusive interviews with thought leaders, filmed at YouTube Space New York studios (https://www.youtube.com/yt/space/new-york.html), include:
- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post and Maria Konnikova, Writer and Journalist, discussing the science of mindfulness.
- Bill Nye, Science Educator, Comedian, Writer and Actor, and Jake Roper, Broadcast Journalist, exploring how to nurture future geniuses.
- Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist, and Carl Zimmer, Science Writer and Blogger, examining neuroscience and genius; and
- Joy Hirsch, professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, and Carl Zimmer discussing creativity and the brain.
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Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd
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