Named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, V.S. Ramachandran sits down with Tom Bilyeu on Impact Theory to discuss the correlations between the brain, poetry, and living a better quality of life.
V.S. is one of the most respected minds in all of neuroscience. His name is often uttered in the same breath as some of the most enduring names in the history of science. His insightful experiments, coupled with his ability to boil the complex down to the super simple, has made him one of the most sought after lecturers living today. He has done multiple TED talks and, like Michael Faraday, Thomas Huxley, and countless Nobel Laureates before him, he has had the immensely grand honor of being invited to give a Friday evening discourse at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Additionally, he was the Gifford Lecturer of 2012, an honor reserved for history's brightest minds that dates back to the 1800s and has included such legendary figures as Niels Bohr, Roger Penrose, Werner Heisenberg, and Carl Sagan. He obtained his PhD from Trinity College at Cambridge, received two additional honorary doctorates, as well as the Henry Dale Medal. Richard Dawkins once called him "The Marco Polo of Neuroscience." He is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, a distinguished professor with a Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at UC San Diego and is an adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute. V.S. is also the best-selling author of The Tell-Tale Brain, Phantoms in the Brain, and A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness.
Watch this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu to learn about the secrets of the brain and how you can build winning mental habits.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
The Nerdwriter aka Evan Puschak takes deep thinking to a whole new level. In this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Evan talks about the importance of critical thinking and why a clear worldview is vital for having a full life.
In his smash hit YouTube show The Nerdwriter, Evan crawls inside important ideas like an intellectual archaeologist and roots around, grubby fists and all, until he finds the narrative thread that makes those ideas accessible. In an era where people will tell you the only thing that matters is entertaining people, he's built a wildly successful YouTube channel with roughly one million subscribers. That proves there's still a huge market for depth.
His powerful essays on an absurdly wide range of topics from Batman and Rihanna to politics and moral issues provide viewers with the kinds of insights that can truly shape one's worldview. Recognizing his unique gifts, MSNBC snatched him up to produce for them when he was still in his early 20s and the Discovery Channel tapped him to write and host a show on their digital network, Seeker Daily, where he produced a hoard of breakout content.
Evan is proving that creators from anywhere, armed with a simple camera and a willingness to work hard, can not only make a living as content producers, but can alter the very direction
and flow of cultural discourse. Evan’s entirely self-made treasure trove of content has been viewed more than 48 million times by people all over the world.