19 Burst results for "Feinman"
"feinman" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"The classical picture is often very useful right assessor to understanding what what you wanna do in quantum mechanics for example you start by doing classical mechanics with the newton's forces and so on but there's also another approach to it which is variation which is you find a function that you minimize it and when you minimize it it tells you where all the particles go in newtonian mechanics. And that's called the action or sometimes the legrand gin and that becomes a very useful way to think about quantum mechanics which feinman i developed. Which was a some over many paths instead of just finding the one with the least action you find you take all the paths and so this insight from classical mechanics is a great way to understand the more complicated world of quantum mechanics so there are lots of things you can learn about it even if the goal of just numerically. Predicting where things go can be done by machine. Would you change anything in the sort of the status quo educational content that you know that could push us forward faster. Yeah that's a great question. I mostly teach short courses in in very you know specialized areas. I really think that. Furthermore general approach. I think the ability to do to solve problems numerically and also symbolically should be integrated into curricula sooner. There are some very nice Packages out there for doing symbolic mathematics Many of my colleagues mathematica us maple. I don't know. But i think both either those could be integrated more into undergraduate physics curriculum and People could see and play around with things that way. They don't do it when they're just solving things by hand. Of course you also want them to learn how to do problems themselves too but but this can give more intuition about how things work in of key computing cheap memory. They got Pace right from day one. you'd be. Yeah yeah we we Push our Clusters of computers to the limit of their random access memory to do things in maple quite often exit. This great ask. Thanks so much for spending time with me. Sure thing thanks for having me on. thank you bye. This is a scientific sense. Podcast providing unscripted conversations bit leading academics and researchers on a variety of topics. If you like to sponsor this podcast please reach out to info. At scientific sense dot com..
Lex Fridman Podcast
"feinman" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"So to me that at least gives me some understanding of why consciousness feel so mysterious because we are suppressing all of the underlying science that ultimately is responsible for it and one day we will reveal that more fully. I think that will help us. Tether this experience to something quite tangible in the world i wonder if the mystery is An important component of enjoying something so once once we know how this thing works may be we Will no longer enjoy like this conversation. We'll seek other sources of enjoyment. But there's a this is again from an engineering perspective. i wonder if the mystery is is an important component. Well you know there's have you ever seen. There's this beautiful interview that richard feinman did a great nobel laureate physicist responsible for a lot of our understanding of quantum mechanics quantum field and so forth and he was in a conversation with an interviewer where he noted that some people feel like once. The mystery is gone when science. Explain something deputy goes away the wonder if it goes away and he was emphasizing and his response to that is i know that's not the right way of thinking about he says. Look when i look at a rose says yeah. I can still deeply enjoy the aroma. The color the texture is. But what i can do that. You can't if you're not a physicist. I can look more deeply and understand where the red comes from where the aroma comes from where the structure comes from. He says that only augment since my wonder it only augment my experience. It doesn't flatten it or take away from it. So yeah why. Sorta take that as a bit of a of a motto in some sense that there is a wonder that comes from kind of ignorance. And i don't mean that in a derogatory sense but just from not knowing so there is a wonder that comes from mystery. There's another kind of wonder that comes from knowing. And and deep knowing and i think kind of wonder has its own special character that in some ways can be more gratifying. I hope he's right. I hope you're right and but there's also a maybe he said something about like an like sizes an onion or something like that. You can peel back. you don't keep it. Keep peeling back i. There is also when you understand something. There's always a sense that there's more mystery to understand like you never get to the bottom of the mystery. But i think it's also different than you know. I don't think in analogize say to a magician. Right magician trick you learn how it turns out my god. that was. That's ridiculous when you find but but nature is perhaps the best magician if you wanna try to make the analogy there because when you peel things back and you understand how it is that things have color and you have electrons dancing from one orbital to another emitting photons at very particular wavelengths that are described by these beautiful equations of quantum electrodynamics part of which that finally developed. It gives you a greater sense of awe when the curtain is pulled back. Then what happens. In other circumstances where does flatten it complete..
"feinman" Discussed on Dead America
"Five five meg religions particular jews and christians that Well muslims as well because they will say changed the garage meaning that they are mistakes but people and you kind of read every single word and just leave it because unfortunately the scholars change you know for there. This is one of our power you and one that could be is that they are. Perhaps jesus didn't put who'll thing because that happened. They might even things people can do. And the do believe these people because all people can heal people with the hands. That's fine but it's it's it's just the realization for the main religions to could take. There's one night and then the feinman religions can start with action right then that that actually leads into the second Discussion tough go on a hit on. Is you know the church. The major religions they have a lot of power and control and they don't want to lose that so it's up to each individual to do their own research and the depth. Th they go to to do this. Research really quantifies. What they find out during the council of nice iaea. There was this bible being put together and this council. They offered up different books. And like you said. There's a lot of books that were expelled and rejected from the compile. Bible that we kind of know today regardless of the revisions and all that came through it. It started there at the council of nice this bible that we all look on. So there's a lot of books like the book of being off the book of the dead lot of these. The book is the giants that a lot of people are afraid to look into in challenge the narrative the status quo and i really feel that that's their own lacking of interest that they have to really dive into themselves because.
What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"feinman" Discussed on What Got You There with Sean DeLaney
"There's just so much there that i find incredibly fascinating and not not to mention you know being a huge sushi connoisseur. Just watching another master at work another Let's say someone who lives quality to experience the creation of that the dedication to excellence of crafts for me. I just find intoxicating. And it's i'm right there with you. What what about if you do this with anyone. Dead or alive just like spend an evening having just a conversation about anything who you love to sit down with. I think feinman always comes back to mind. I'm a huge fan boy at him. I mean we're talking about perhaps after einstein the most influential physicists of this century And i mean we're talking about okay. Uncovering the fundamental nature of reality. Ray this this is no joke of fucking about but the same time someone who had a lot of fun that you read his autobiographies you talk to people who knew him you eat his letters and this is one who really loved life and that this this idea that you could go after. These really big intractable hard problems by just being curious and having fun that i mean he seems just like an amazing dinner guests but i would love to have him infect me with some of that enthusiasm and confidence that if i continued to just go through you know demise for interesting this and continue to go into the rabbit holes just because they interest me to trust that will lead to doing useful. Thanks he finally just one of those person. I would love to sit down with his well. Chris barks. this has just been too much fun. I really do think your work is exceptional. You're writing the ideas you bring to light and how we can implement our own lives. I want to make sure everyone gets linked up with you. We're can we direct the listeners. So my company has called forcing function That's forcing function The workbook that i mentioned you can download for free. This is my best compression of all the principles that i found.
Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"feinman" Discussed on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"If you erase information you can't ignore it right so that means you can't just throw information away and and expect it to be okay because it violates and so in that was in the sixties okay so people have been dodging around this dancing around this this story between physics and computing. And so finally. I had the other two discount conferences. In ninety two and ninety four and that sort of like catapulted me in deeper understanding of that. And then i decided to work on phd and fisk in quantum computing in ninety seven through two thousand and one. And so you know it's like how do you. How do you learn about this. We have to figure out take opportunities to go get a phd which was paid for by texas instruments. Thank you very much right. And and so so. The point is computers. Keep getting smaller moore's law. They've been warned. Hold on even even before you go back there. Because again i feel like you just kinda covered the world there and we need to. We need to break it down. I'm just. I'm just slowing down. So i can follow it. You're not doing. You're not doing anything wrong. I just need to follow it. So when feinman. That is richard feinman. Famous caltech genius nobel prize winner worked on the atom bomb. Feinman says there's plenty of room at the bottom..
Lex Fridman Podcast
"feinman" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman Podcast
"feinman" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"Can have this intuition and know something works. It's kind of different from going through that long mathematical process of proving it. But so important is i think probably our brains evolved as like intuition machines and the the the math of like showing it like formerly is probably an extra thing that were not designed for you. See that with feinman and the his It just all of these physicists. Definitely you see Starting with intuition sometimes starting with an experiment and then The experiment inspires intuition. But you could dig up an experiment as a kind of visualization. Let's let's take whatever the heck we're looking at and draw it and draw like The pattern as it evolves as the thing grows for an equals one for n. equals to equals three. Start to play with the in the modern day which i loved Doing is you know you can write a program that visualizes it for you right then you could start exploring it pragmatically And that debt and then you can do so interactivity to i tend to not Like interactive because it takes two which which work is if the click moving stuff. I love to interact through writing programs. That's my particular brain software engineer. So like you can. You can Off these kinds of visualizations And then there's the tools visualization like caller All kinds of thing. Yeah that you're absolutely right. They're actually not taught very much right. Like the art visualization not taught and we love as well color coding like when you represent something mathematically you can show color to show the growth and kinda code that so if i have algebraic expression for pattern maybe i show. The x with the sun collaborator. A right in that color so you can see the relationship very cool and Yeah we particularly in our within them. Entry teaches many of them. Come to our workshops and they're literally in tears when they see things making sense visually because they've spent the whole lives not realizing you can really understand things these visuals. It's quite powerful. You say that There's something about there's something valuable to learning when the thing that you're doing is challenging difficult so a lot of people say mathis hard or mathis too hard or too hard for me. Do you think math should be easy or should it be hard. I think it's great when things are challenging but the something that that's really key to being able to deal with challenging maths and that is knowing that you can do it and i think the problem in education is a lot of people have got this idea that you either born the matt spray new. You're not so when they start to struggle they think. Oh i don't have that maths brain and then they were literally so switch off in their brain and things will go downhill from that point. So struggle becomes a lot easier. And you're able to struggle. If you don't have idea but you know that you you can do it. You have to go through this struggle to get there but you. You're able to do that. And so we are hampered in being able to struggle with these ideas. We've been given about what we can do asking difficult question here. Yes so there's kind of I don't know what the right term is but some people are Struggle with learning in different ways like their brain is constructed in different ways and.
Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
"feinman" Discussed on Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas
"There's nothing appearing and disappearing inside proton we speak about it using a sloppy language of virtual particles appearing and disappearing. What really is there. It's just a fixed constant status static of quantum field configuration. If you force yourself to interpret this quantum field configuration as a collection of particles. I'm not forcing you to do that. But if you just insist and you imagine drawing fireman diagrams representing what's going on the feinman. Diagrams would look like a bunch of particles popping in out of existence but the sum of all of them would be a static unchanging field configuration so quantum field theory really matters. Here that's one thing. The other thing is the extra energy the point of this question. Is that if you calculate the mass of alone. All by itself quirk okay. That's a tricky thing to define because there's no such thing as an all by itself quirk. Quarks are confined inside bigger particles. You can do it. You can do something like it. And the masses of the three particles that go the three quarks that go to make a proton are less by a lot than the mass of the proton. Okay so the mass. The proton doesn't come from the mass of the quarks. It comes from the energy contained in the glue on field in the strong interaction analog of the electric and fields. So here's the way you should think about it. Imagine there was an electron so forget about quirks because quarks are complicated taking electron at imagine that you could turn off the electric field of the electron. Okay you can't but imagine you could. And the electron has a mass then all by itself and uncharged electron has a certain mass and now gradually turn back on the electric feel. Well it takes energy to turn on the electric field to create that electric field out of nowhere. So equals mc squared. The energy contained in a motionless particle particle at rest is what we call the bass by the by the time the speed of light. Squared these is the energy..
"feinman" Discussed on WTOP
"Today, the president responded to those threats. Calling some of those governors cavalier for resisting his new vaccine mandates. NBC News analyst Howard Feinman tells us what the fallout will be from the president's new covid plan legally is definitely going to be challenged. Changed. In court by governors and others. But I think the president is probably on pretty firm ground here because under the constitution, the federal government has the right to regulate interstate commerce. It's called the commerce clause, and there's nothing that strikes more at the centre of Interstate Commerce in America than Covid. So I think ultimately it will be accepted in the courts. Politically, you gotta look at it both short term and long term short term, there's going to be a backlash. From the hard core of people who not only are distrustful of vaccines but see the requirements for vaccines as a kind of overreach of government power. And I don't know what percentage of the 80 Million or so who aren't vaccinated. That is, but you'll get a backlash from them on the other side of short term, a lot of Democrats and supporters of the president or cheering and saying, Yeah, bring it on. If you want to have a fight over this, let's have a fight on it. If you want to run the 20 22 congressional elections. On the question of getting vaccinated or not, we're ready for it. So that's the short term battle. The longer term picture is. President Biden came to office as a man who said he would do his best to and could succeed that unifying the country. This turns out to be a perhaps somewhat surprisingly divisive and bitterly divisive issue, and it's going to remain that way. So in terms of unifying the country into one big family again, I think, for better or worse, That's failed. NBC news analyst Howard Feinman word today that a Caroline County circuit judge has died. By an apparent suicide. This morning, FBI agents went to Jonathan Newell's home in Henderson on Maryland's Eastern shore to arrest him, but they found him suffering from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead shortly before seven Newell had been charged with sexual exploitation of a child. He'd been a judge since 2016. And before that was the top prosecutor in Caroline County for a decade. It's 1 14 Marlowe Furnitures Biggest Labor.
Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"feinman" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"That computer science is largely driven by a people who have brains who work who are good at resonating with certain kind of of of concepts and like quantum computers takes a different kind of brain. Ls interesting. yeah it's it's well. Quantum computers is almost like at the intersection in terms of brain Between computer science and physics these they involve both at least at this time But is like the physicists op known. They have incredibly powerful intuition. And thirdly i mean statistical mckay i studied statistical mechanics and and i mean random process is a are related to algorithms and a lot of a lot of ways but there's lots of different places of flavors of physics are different players of mathematics as well But but the thing is i. i don't see well. Actually when they talked to physicist use completely different language in new when they're talking to the writing expository paper so i didn't understand quantum mechanics at all from reading about it and scientific american but but when i read you know how they described it to each other talking about i values and various mathematical terms. That made sense than it made sense to me. But hawking said that every formula you put it in a book. You lose half of your readers until i didn't put any formulas in the book so i couldn't understand his book at all. You can say you understood it but it really really did also spoke in this way so feinman prided himself really strong intuition but at the same time he was hiding all the really good the deep commutation he was doing so so there was one thing that that i was never able to. I wish i had more time to work with. But i guess i could describe it for you. There's there's something that got my name attached to. Its call arrow notation notation for very large numbers..
"feinman" Discussed on The Daily
"Embedded in the question of a human lifespans. Limits is a more fundamental enigma. Why do we. Why does any organism get old and die in the first place as the eminent physicist. Richard feinman put it in one thousand nine hundred sixty four lecture. There is nothing in biology yet. Found that indicates the inevitability of death some organisms seemed to be living proof of this claim scientists recently drilled into sediments deep beneath the sea floor and unearthed microbes that had probably survived an a metabolic active form for more than one hundred million years. Pando a one hundred six acre clone all colony of genetically identical aspen trees connected by a single root system in utah is thought to have sustained itself for as long as fourteen thousand years and counting a few creatures are so ageless let some scientists regard them as biologically immortal hydra tiny relatives of jellyfish and corals do not appear to age at all and can regenerate whole new bodies when sliced into pieces when injured or threatened a sexually mature tower atop says dorn. I the immortal jellyfish can revert to its juvenile stage mature and revert again potentially forever biologically immortal organisms are not impervious to death. They can still perish from predation lethal injury.
Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"feinman" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence (AI Podcast) with Lex Fridman
"A possibility for that to encourage sort of Focusing on the quality and not necessarily pay perform but may be a subset of a paper subset of idea almost even a block post or an experiment like why does it have to be published in a journal to be legitimate and the interesting data mentioned that i also think like why why why is that the only format. Why can't the blog post or we were even experiment in experimenting. We these a few months ago. Can you actually like bubbly something. A or a new scientific breakthrough or Or something that discovered in the form of a set of tweets. The twitter threat. Why can't that be possible and We were experimenting with that idea. We've been Yeah we rent a couple of of like some people some meat. It a couple of those like i think the limit was three or four tweets Maybe it's a new way to look at a you know a proof or something but I think it serves to show that there should be other ways to publish scientific discoveries that don't feed the paper format while but even with the twitter read it would be it'd be nice to have some mechanism formalizing it and making it stat making it into an nf t like a concrete thing that you can reference the length that's unique because I mean everything. We've been saying all of that while being true it's also true that the constraints and the formulas move a paper works. Well it like forces you constraints forces you to narrow down you thing and and literally put on paper but you know i agree. make concrete. And that's why. I mean i. It's not broken is just could be better and that's the main idea. I think there's something about writing whether it's a blog post or twitter thread or paper that's really nice to to concretize a particular little idea that they can then be referenced by other ideas than it could be built on top of with other ideas so Let me ask you read quite a few papers you've Annotated quite a few papers but talk about the process itself highly advise people read papers a may be one abroad broadening beyond just papers just read concrete pieces of information to understand the insights that label within i would say for paper specifically out of bring back louis talking about it is that it's important to keep in mind that papers are not optimized for ease of understanding and so right there's all sorts of restrictions and size and format and and and language that can use and so it's important to keep that in mind and so that if you're struggling to read the paper doesn't that might not mean that underlying material is actually dead heart and so so that's definitely something that that especially for us that we we we read papers and most of the times it'll be papers that are completely outside of our comfort zone. I guess and to be completely new areas to us So i always try to keep that in mind because there there's usually a certain kind of structure like abstract introductions methodology depending on the community and so on is. There's something about the process of like hot rita whether you want to skim it to try to find the parts of easy to understand the not reading it. Multiple times Is there any kind of heck's can comment on remember like feinman had these kind of hack when it was reading papers where you would basically Would i think i believe he would greed the conclusion of the paper and we would try to just see if he would be able to figure out how to get to the conclusion in like a couple of minutes by himself and and he would.
Lex Fridman Podcast
"feinman" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"A possibility for that to encourage sort of Focusing on the quality and not necessarily pay perform but may be a subset of a paper subset of idea almost even a block post or an experiment like why does it have to be published in a journal to be legitimate and the interesting data mentioned that i also think like why why why is that the only format. Why can't the blog post or we were even experiment in experimenting. We these a few months ago. Can you actually like bubbly something. A or a new scientific breakthrough or Or something that discovered in the form of a set of tweets. The twitter threat. Why can't that be possible and We were experimenting with that idea. We've been Yeah we rent a couple of of like some people some meat. It a couple of those like i think the limit was three or four tweets Maybe it's a new way to look at a you know a proof or something but I think it serves to show that there should be other ways to publish scientific discoveries that don't feed the paper format while but even with the twitter read it would be it'd be nice to have some mechanism formalizing it and making it stat making it into an nf t like a concrete thing that you can reference the length that's unique because I mean everything. We've been saying all of that while being true it's also true that the constraints and the formulas move a paper works. Well it like forces you constraints forces you to narrow down you thing and and literally put on paper but you know i agree. make concrete. And that's why. I mean i. It's not broken is just could be better and that's the main idea. I think there's something about writing whether it's a blog post or twitter thread or paper that's really nice to to concretize a particular little idea that they can then be referenced by other ideas than it could be built on top of with other ideas so Let me ask you read quite a few papers you've Annotated quite a few papers but talk about the process itself highly advise people read papers a may be one abroad broadening beyond just papers just read concrete pieces of information to understand the insights that label within i would say for paper specifically out of bring back louis talking about it is that it's important to keep in mind that papers are not optimized for ease of understanding and so right there's all sorts of restrictions and size and format and and and language that can use and so it's important to keep that in mind and so that if you're struggling to read the paper doesn't that might not mean that the underlying material is actually dead heart and so so that's definitely something that that especially for us that we we we read papers and most of the times. It'll be papers that are completely outside of our comfort zone. I guess and to be completely new areas to us So i always try to keep that in mind because there is usually a certain kind of structure like abstract introductions methodology depending on the community and so on is there's something about the process of like hot tarita whether you want to skim it to try to find the parts of easy to understand the not reading it multiple times Is there any kind of heck's can comment on remember like feinman had these kind of hack when it was reading papers where you would basically Would i think i believe he. Greed the conclusion of the paper and we would try to just see if he would be able to figure out how to get to the conclusion in like a couple of minutes by himself and and he would read a lot of papers that way. And i think fair also the debt..
"feinman" Discussed on Today, Explained
"They stand opposite the defense attorney in the courtroom. Did you know it was wrong when you woke up that morning. Yes did you know it was wrong when you ate your cereal. He's badgering your honor. Sit down and shut up. Mr feinman overruled negotiate in which case it should be plea bargain and wished to go to trial. Don't worry we get it. Need a case she could prosecute. I also need a case they won't bounce on a motion to dismiss for years phillies. Da like most big city. Ace was a law and order type but in two thousand seventeen a new kind of candidate pulled ahead and phillies da race. We all know the reality. The reality is that if your kid on penn campus walking around with weeden your back pocket. You are going to be protected by the pen police. That's what they're there for. And if you are black brown kid who was three blocks away. Who is not a penn student. Then you're going to be put up against the wall three or four times by police officers. This is larry crasner one of the city's best known defense attorneys crasner a longtime civil rights attorney promises. Big changes to the city's justice system. It was a civil rights. Lawyer represented black lives matter activists. Knock you pipe. Protesters and suits against the police. Still in two thousand seventeen. He won the da's race..
The Peter Attia Drive
"feinman" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive
"We are not going to let this get in the way when done almost saying you. Listen yeah absolutely not so. Just let me finish that. Clint would my real northstar. I looked to is newman. Onen can you see the picture of him on my wall. See the picture. Paul newman back there icon. I can not angle. I've got richard feinman iron center. Paul newman wow as the greatest right there like everything. Why did his career. The newman's own the why he just kept these passions going and he did a lot for the actors union behind the scenes. He did a lot on nuclear disarmament on the saints like. Yeah that's that's why you doing. Did you ever get to meet him once. And it was awesome. I was able to listen. It was he was fighting at the time super skinny and clearly not well. Then yeah. He's my era so well you're a hero to many and you've and you've played many heroes. I thank you so much for your openness. It's a hard thing for an actor to do right. You have this contract with us. That says as long as we don't know you we can believe you right. It's true but as you can tell from me. I'm i want to answer the questions as well. I'm doing it so you're right. It's it's a bit of a tie ben. You helped me. We'll cab better than the better than almost anyone else. And i you know. I listen with friends but i also listen to podcasts. And i think what you're doing is really helping. It's helped me a lot. Thank you for that. A lot of men give my love to the kids. Give a lot to jill. Thanks to the to knicks on the scenes. Ed doing all the work. I love you to and please give my best to and the kids and look forward to senior in person. Hopefully in the next three months awesome all right. Get the best. Thank you for listening to this week's episode of the drive if.
The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"feinman" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"A lot of people nowadays are taking adderall. Madonna fennell things. Like that i personally. I mean you're the physician. But i personally find that relying on what are essentially amphetamines. In order to to tighten. The focus of the mind is a very slippery slope because what it does is it. Tightens up that hinge on that seesaw on the alertness side. And then there's a crash to the other side and you know their clinical uses. Obviously but i think those are the best way to go in terms of nutro picks drugs that make us smarter. The only thing that really speaks to improve brain function for learning that. I've seen besides the foundational stuff are alpha-gpc and creating creatine has a a gives. The brain boost seems because it increases the availability of lactate which the brain can use us. Fuel. some people of course like the tone thing or ketogenic diet for focus The other thing is that fasting in ketosis will increase focus. Yeah if you're somebody who's falling asleep while trying to learn and you're sleeping enough at night. Chances are you're not releasing enough acetylcholine. An epinephrine into your system and fasted states promote that and ketogenic states promote that carbohydrates flip on the other switch which is for serotonin for sleepiness. So if you're falling asleep at your we were all you have to eat a good breakfast. And you need food for energy yoshi. I realized you don't really need food. For energy. you need for trent unique neurotransmitters for for focus on energy and so eating to supplement to support those. There are other things that if it's a physical skill that you're trying to learn as opposed to just a mental skill then there's a whole kingdom of things that are fun for instance if it's a physical skill you wanna generate as many repetitions as you safely can per unit time. So if you say i'm going to learn dance. You wanna ball machine of your playing tennis. Exactly you literally want to generate repetitions and in particularly wanna generate failures every time you you give bad served playing tennis. Yeah that activates the circuits for focus and alertness for the next. Yeah it's true that's right so when you're losing that's right so that a lot of people don't like failures so they back away from it so that remember the nervous system will only change if you give it a reason to do that and the other one. That's kind of an interesting twist on this is the way. The nervous system is wired. Is it wants to pass off all of its work to circuits. That are reflexive as much as it can. You don't think about walking anymore because he learned how to walk but when you're learning we're very focused on one of the things that can set the stage for more plasticity overall is when you distrupt the vestibular or the balanced system. It does appear that whenever we are physically off balance the brain is prime to pay attention and the chemical mill you is such that it can actually rewire itself faster and whereas i think the nineties and two thousands brought out a lot of important work on saying hey iraq exercise of aerobic type or maybe even weight training can creep neuro plasticity. It was that was great but it wasn't directed enough. It didn't say well. What kind of exercise. Yeah and what will get me even more plasticity and so there are some basil things about heart rate and blood flow etc but anything that involves balance or coordination. It's incredible how fast the brain can learn so things like dance martial arts real sport not just exercising and i'm not no disrespect to the i'm more of a just an exerciser than a sport guiding but if you're forty fifty sixty eighty whatever learning a new physical skill. We know it's tremendously powerful for opening up neuro plasticity broadly so some people will even leverage this where after they finished some physical skill learning or something. They might take a twenty minute nap. And then they might read your. They might try something so when we see these people learning surfing. I'm like sixty years old. Perfect simulator exactly exactly. i learned. Start learning tennyson. Forty five and it's really a challenge because it's not automatic and i have to really focus and re-present will these end. These individual cases are not necessarily the place to hang our hat completely. But for instance. The great physicist richard feinman. He was well known for learning bongo drums in the sick. When he was in it was in the sixties in his sixties then he became a quite accomplished painter later in life and his whole thing was approach. All of these things from a standpoint of play with intense focus. And i think the play element is key because the play element keeps the agitation in check. So that when you're stepping on your partner's feet are trying to learn how to dance or you're failing miserably it it can. Frustration is a real thing. And so i think that the element of playfulness somebody will call beginner's mind but i think that should be the anchor point to return to and people that maintain curiosity or i should say that cultivate curiosity and that cultivate a sense of play and willingness to take on new vestibular experiences of all things they show very. They show remarkable plasticity into their late life. And i think that it all comes back to this thing that the brain won't change unless something changes in the weather of the brain the overall mill. You has to say wait. Everything that's about to happen is different. Yeah otherwise why would it change the conversation so great because it really is pointing out the fact that we have the ability to change your brains at any time at any age absolutely and that there are pathways in doorways and techniques and tools. That help us do that. And if we do that we're going to be happier healthier. Enjoy life more. You'll be able to do whatever we want and actually mill the actually maybe even longer absolutely and the and the well. The system around emotionality also has neuro plasticity again. Unless it's these very deep structures controlling really what we call vegetative functions like how much saliva we make or something the and even those right the pavlovian thing can change but for instance people who are depressed. My they need. They need various forms of help. But the self directed help that can be useful is when people pay more attention even if it's just a subtle or tiny shard of their experience when they pay more attention to something that brings them a sense of happiness or gratitude or well-being those circuits can rewire.
"feinman" Discussed on Naval
"Pace of pipe. Think in three dimensions rep. The pace of piper ran a basketball as you have one now. Consider the ways in which you could draw rye straight lines through those two points you could punch a hole through one of those dots with your pen and push it out through the other side through the other hole and now you have different straight line you have the straight line that is drawn with your pen and you have a straight line. That is literally your pain that has been pushed through these two dots. So your initial feeling of absolute certainty. That only unique lawn could be drawn through. These two dots is false and you might be thinking that's unfair. That's cheating you thinking in two dimensions but you within two dimensions. I wasn't i was thinking more dimensions. Cow papa. has this wonderful saying it is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood. This is always the case even in mathematics where we try and be as precise as possible. It's possible for people to make errors to think false premises about what the argument is that they're trying to make. And by the way this particular example of clearly geometry because geometry was traditionally always done in two dimensions on a piece of haifa was resolved by various people and led to geometry in curved space which led to arnstein coming out with general theory of so it is questioning these deepest assumptions. That we have where we think. There's no possible way. We could be mistaken that leads to true progress to genuine fundamental change in the sciences. And everywhere else you said that we went from adams in the time of democratise down two nuclei and from there to protons and neutrons and then to quarks it's particles all the way down to paraphrase feinman. We can keep going forever. But it's not quite forever. At some point. You run into the plank length the plank time this the plank length this even the plank mass which is actually quite a large mass. These things don't have any physical significance. It's not like the plank. Time is the shortest possible time and it's not like a plank. Length is too short as possible. Link the reason for that is because these plank things Pot of quantum theory but length is not described by quantum theory. it's described by the general theory of relativity and in that theory spices infinitely divisible. There is no smallest possible. Length ole time this illuminates an ancient tension between the discrete and the continuous because quantum theory seems to suggest that things are discrete for example. There's a smallest possible particle of gold. The gold atom is a smallest possible particle of electricity the electron as a smallest possible particle of light. The photon in quantum theory. We have this idea of discrete. Nece that there is a smallest possible thing from which everything else is built but in general relativity the is the opposite it says things can continuously vary and mathematics requires that things bay continuously variable so that can be differentiated and so on the. Id there is that you can keep on dividing up spice cape on dividing up time fist. This understand that there is this contradiction at the deepest level of our most foundational explanations in physics. And it's one of the reasons why there are these attempts to try and unify quantum theory general relativity because what is the fundamental nature of reality. Is that things can be infinitely divisible or is it that we must stop somewhere or other because he puts infinitely divisible than quantum theory might have to be subservient to general activity. But we just not. There goes my solution for xenos paradox. Which is before. He can get all the way somewhere. You have to get halfway. They didn't before you can get halfway there..
Brag Better with Meredith Fineman
"I'm very excited about my guest. Today we just met and we became became fast friends and we were sitting across from each other. It was sort of a hi. How are you what do you do and she tells me that she helps coach coach women on how to Brag better that is something that really hit me as a person who has major issues with self promotion and we're here to talk about that. I find it very fascinating. Her work is very interesting. She is a DC based. PR and communications expert she's also in involved with it says your leadership coaching which I found very interesting. I'm like you slay at high school reunions. What a cool job. Her name is Mary Feinman. Welcome to Nash B O N Cheese a podcast guest host. She also has a podcast called. It never gets old exploring vintage denim and vintage clothes verts any so the world of secondhand okay the world of secondhand we love. That's why you're here to clarify honey. Thank you so murder. I'm so happy you're here. You're work is fascinating. Thank you and I will say okay and to anyone listening big fan of you and the pod of but you're not alone and having trouble talking about yourself is what I do for a living so cool. Though what a cool job thank you it. It has been a long fight for the Bragg. I just finished the manuscript for Brag better the book which is out in June We have a little ways to wait zero waste waste wait. I have a lot of editing to do but yeah I mean. I'm thoroughly unsurprised that. This is something that affects you. It affects everyone not just women though at my core heart center that's who I care about impacting with this and so it stems from a lot of different things my becoming the go-to as PR person for representing individuals my own work on I've been a freelance writer for about fifteen years I speak I do. TV and people sorta wanted that piece but then we have this extreme which I don't have to explain to you in show business. This cult of personality situation going on where leadership is a driver of business more than it ever has been like traditionally in American history like yes. We've had big families as like you know the vanderbilts or people like that that have been titans of industry but they're more visible than ever and I didn't think it was fair that the benefits associated with understanding president visibility be reserved one for people for McCain naturally which is like three people like. I've taught myself this for many years. I grew up in the DC. You know media in politics bubble being like toted around two parties. I've sounded like this since I was five which is like super fucked up but also good. It's not cool. I'm uh-huh yeah but yeah and then I started is that nobody knew how to talk about themselves and that it was so agree just for women and I was watching the systemic trajectory so it would have young women that want to work for me and this was when find point was more of a PR shop and they could not talk about their past experience with confidence accordance and then I would have friends where I would have to happen and play publicist and then I would literally like living my life yeah yeah no. I mean it's super duper real well. It's an epidemic and then then I would represent really high powered women and they all felt the same way which was that feels really icky to talk about yourself a used Brag. It is a taboo word. We don't have that many other one right self-promotion yeah but you know what it's a necessary very skill set and it is one that will get you more money a bigger job opportunities hundred percent and like. I think that it's just that I don't have to really explain to anyone out here in. La Because I feel like that's so much of what you have to do so much of what we have to do in it is most certainly been a hindrance to me and I don't know exactly when this happened but it's it's. I'll give you an example like you book a show you as an actor like Oh. I booked in episode of show. It's very easy to post a photo of you. Onset post a photo of your trailer post a photo of the script at the table rate and I would see these photos rose and I would be happy for my friends but it got to the point where I was like people are bragging about their jobs and then it would make me not mad at them or hate them or feel weird. It would just go. I'm not GonNa do that when I book of job because I don't want to make other people feel weird about it so then I never did it yeah and that's really if you really just think about it. It's insecurity. It's all stems from insecurity of like. Oh I don't want to you know come off a certain way or whatever but that's sort of in our business you have to do that. It reminds people that Oh you are a working actor and that people book you totally and from that I always like people don't know what you want until you tell them and people don't know what you've done until you tell them so for example like you were just on an episode of drunk history like I might be a random person who has a random show who thinks you only have the podcast and then sees that it was like Oh shit she also acts yes like you. You have to show up you have to that. Everybody is very lazy and does not read and you know you've to tell them. You're available to speak to tell them. You're able to act whatever it is that you you. WanNa do and what I will say is like so obviously obviously I care about doing this for women because being a woman in public is so complicated yes you're judged on you know metrics and factors that matter not that is obviously you know doubly triply true in Hollywood where so much is based on appearance and like. It's funny 'cause I live in. DC which is for the call Hollywood for ugly people and it's it's super true and it's just like so based on intellect that actually sometimes it's funny sometimes like focusing on your appearance in DC is like a a bad thing which is is funny. It's all all Asbat for women or picked apart. You know yeah well what I will say to you too. Is I mean at this point. I've trained and council like hundreds if not thousands of people and particularly your southern woman where I you know I'm making a generalization Zeeshan but gender norms also I would say in the south being polite very overtly feminine dominate s I would put a lot of money on that having some unharmed riddick per cent and that is my argument is that it's a skill that everyone can learn yes what I do is not rocket science so I call my audience the qualified quiet which are people that have done the work but don't know how to talk about it to me. That is not a weakness. It's a strength and as I said what I do is not rocket science. It's the icing so basically what's much harder is spending the time and doing the work and you know crossing all the ts dotting. All the is like that stuff is takes a lot of time and energy. This is sort of different cringe muscled right Affleck's. Yes and it's so hard for women for so many different reasons. You don't have good examples. you have a lot of people screaming and the rest of us like not knowing where to even begin then we have this horrific inverse relationship between volume and merit we reward loud voices and as much as I'd like to be optimistic and say that I think we can get the louder people to be quiet. I do not believe that I think it's about getting the quiet people to be loud life as a woman so you're judge metrics that men are not you know your police from your voice voice. Your ankles your age. You know an endless laundry list of things you feel responsible for other people's feelings because you're conditioned to feel that way. You're saying you know like I don't want want people to feel some kind of way post things but also look historically positive attributes were associated with passive behaviors or like she was demure. She was coy. She was shy all all of those things mean that you shouldn't know how to do these things and I think that like part of my like background growing up but then also so being a PR person and realizing that if you treat yourself like a PR campaign that will give you some of the skills you need and that's what Brag betters. There's all about like. I care that it's not just another like you know white. Lady feminism like feel better like this book is intersectional that it it is not only four women though it obviously women buy books but also that it is tactics that I have worked on over the past decade like it's going to tell you what to do in a way that feels very authentic to you like that's the key issue is like how are you going to brag in a way that feels okay and specific to you yes I. I feel like again. I'm just I'm such like self deprecating and that's comes more into it every time somebody's like. What do you do. whatever like you know what. I mean and I'm done new new. Jackie is done with self deprecating humor. New Jackie wants to let everyone know what's going on in proudly expressed that so where do we begin well. I I was GONNA say so so with that self deprecation like your comedy. You're very funny lady. thank you. I am you are yeah there. You go is it. I mean well I was. I was this past week. I was in San Francisco at leave is and I did their women's conference and I was talking to I did you to brag better talk and I was speaking to someone in the audience after and she was talking to me about accepting compliments so have of this is learning to Brag and ask for the recognition that you deserve you've but then it's also figuring out what to do with it once you get it and how to accept it and how to leverage it to continue and like so there's a lot of work there yes you know. I always referenced the League Amy Schumer Sketch where the friends are complementing each other and you know they won't accept it and say look disgusting trash bag and then amy just says thank you and all their heads blow off yeah like it's like that it's do yes. I've had a really hard time with that. myself but you know we. That's that's a whole other story where so willing to accept criticism. It's like Oh yeah. Tell me a piece of shit like I will. I will totally take that from you. Take it to the bank. put it on my forehead like. Don T sure sweatshirt but no we are not conditioned to accept praise and in those good things about yourself and here's the issue so when you don't accept it it it makes it stop and then it can't give you other opportunities so one one thing that I always talk to people about is like cut out those terms like shameless plug shameless self promotion to Brag but what you're doing with those qualifier demeaning what you're about to say you're trashing yourself before anyone else can ride which is a defense mechanism but we are also doing a saying like I can't stand behind this accomplishment it and your reader or your listeners like if you were to like post something inside. Lake shameless plug that I'm like well. I don't know what to do with us. As the reader I feel the anxiety that you feel. It's transferring to me and if you don't WanNa hype yourself like I don't know what to do and it stops there so like it has a negative effect effect on the people you're saying to also then
How to Take A Compliment, Learn Anything in Four Steps
"Curiosity podcast in early twenty eighteen but today, you'll get a recap. So you can learn anything in four simple steps of government pen and paper out to take notes. Is that one of the steps it sure is sweet one down three to go. So the Feinman technique is a mental model that was coined by Nobel prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman, he was so good at explaining dense scientific topics that people actually called him the great explainer. No matter the concept Feinman believed that if you couldn't reduce it to a lesson a college freshman could understand you didn't really understand it yourself. When Feinman was a student at Princeton. He had a four step process. He used to understand everything he learned and you can do it too. I pick a topic. You want to understand and write down everything, you know, about it on a notebook page as you study at every new thing you learn to that page next. Pretended. Teach your topic to a classroom. The simpler explanation the better. Once you hit gaps in your knowledge. Go back to the books and revisit the harder concepts until you can explain them. Finally, connect the facts, you know to analogies. You're familiar with to help strengthen your understanding. And that's it. The firemen technique is perfect for learning. A new idea understanding an existing idea better remembering an idea or studying for a test. We weren't kidding when we said it was good for anything.