Leadership courses – “Why horses?”

There are a fair number [1][2][3][4][5][6][7] of opportunities for those who’d like to explore the possibilities of enhancing their leadership skills with the help of horses. But, those who follow the world of equine-assisted team and leadership development paradigms might have asked themselves, at some stage, the simple yet all-important question : ‘Why horses?’ If […]

Instruction for those who would behave too rationally

Ig Nobel Prize winner Dan Ariely is teaching a new online course called “A beginner’s guide to irrational behavior.” Perhaps irrationally, it’s free. Ariely and colleagues Rebecca L. Waber, Baba Shiv, and Ziv Carmon were awarded the 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine for  demonstrating that high-priced fake medicine is more effective than low-priced fake medicine. [REFERENCE: “Commercial Features of Placebo […]

Hallucination in class

Hallucination is being confined to a classroom, at Georgetown University. The course catalog gives details: * 2010-2011 Course Catalog PHIL-194 Hallucinating Fall only # Faculty: Mattingly, James We all make mistakes. We all sometimes remember things that didn’t really happen and sometimes forget things that really did. We all get confused by optical illusions, and […]