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Kayt Sukel: Sex, Risk, and the Brain

Kayt Sukel: Sex, Risk, and the Brain

As a cultural scientist, passionate traveler and science journalist, Kayt Sukel has no problem tackling interesting (and often risky) subjects spanning love, sex, risk taking, neuroscience, travel and politics.

In this episode:
-Her fascination with the brain
-Applying to college at any early age
-Conditioned learning vs. guided discovery
-Little movements forward to take you the distance
-Working through curiosity
-Importance of having freedom to explore as a child
-What is it about sex that drives us
-Sex vs. love
-Ideas on monogamy
-Thoughts on risk taking
-Common threads risk takers share
-Reaching the edge of danger
-Neurology of the brain and its relation to risk
-Turning off the overthinking part of your brain
-Why curiosity guides her life
-How people can become better at risk taking
-Which mental skills are most important
-How the mind reacts to threat
-How you can make your kids better risk takers

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