Our Workplaces Think We’re Computers. We’re Not.

The Ezra Klein Show | 20 July 2021 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Annie Murphy Paul about her book The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain. Argues that rather than being like a computer, the human mind is contextual, working differently in different environments, with different tools, amid different bodily states, and among other minds. Discusses how the body can pick up on patterns before the conscious mind knows what it’s seen, why forcing kids (and adults) to “sit still” makes it harder for them to think clearly, the connection between physical movement and creativity, why efficiency is often the enemy of productivity, the restorative power of exposure to the natural world, the dystopian implications of massive cognitive inequality, why open-plan offices were a terrible idea. and more.

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