From: The Wall Street Journal

Lectures from The Floating University

The Wall Street Journal:

Last month, we hosted a few videos from The Floating University, which creates multimedia curricula on inter-disciplinary topics.

Here, links to several more:

Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Chicago, explains what economists are good for, and why they weren’t good at predicting 2008′s financial crisis.

Paul Bloom, the Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University, discusses female choosiness and corresponding male traits across species, and includes a surprising study about pornography preferences in Macaques.

Pragmatics: Professor Steven Pinker explains why, when it comes to language comprehension, context is everything. It’s going to be a long time before you’ll have a natural conversation with a computer.

Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal

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