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Get a taste (or a feast) of curated intellectual content from Stanford+Connects events and the Stanford community at large. Browse our constantly updated top picks of Stanford-related articles, videos, photos and podcasts, all summarized and tagged to make it easy for you to hone in on whatever interests you most.

  • Professor Cliff Nass's research shows that multitaskers are "terrible at all sorts of cognitive tasks, including multitasking." But Stephen Colbert isn't buying it. Watch the acclaimed TV host attempt to debunk Nass's claims in this entertaining segment of The Colbert Report: "NPR on Multitasking."

    Learn more from Professor Nass at Stanford+Connects Europe in September 2013.

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  • “If you Google ‘horse meat,’ you’ll find mostly sites that say you shouldn’t eat horse meat, but some others will offer you recipes. They both say horses are so beautiful, which is the reason that you: A) should eat horses, and B) shouldn’t eat horses.”

    Professor Alvin Roth, MS ‘73, PhD ‘74, recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics, talks to Businessweek about the taboo on horse meat: “What’s so bad about horse meat, anyway?

    Learn more from Professor Roth at Stanford+Connects Los Angeles in February 2014.

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  • The Orphan Master's Son. The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. Generosity: An Enhancement. We the Animals.

    Fiction is in fashion this summer for President Hennessy, Vice Provost Harry J. Elam, Jr. and other Stanford bookworms. Browse their summer reading lists in The Stanford Daily.

    Talk fact, fiction and much more with President Hennessy and Professor Elam at Stanford+Connects Atlanta in November 2013.

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  • “Our ultimate goal is to understand how the mental states that we experience every moment of our waking lives are related to brain states.”

    Neurobiology professor William Newsome has been tapped by President Obama to co-head a new initiative mapping the neural circuits of the human brain. In this Wired interview, Newsome discusses the exciting potential of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.

    Learn more from Professor Newsome at Stanford+Connects Atlanta in November 2013.

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  • “There is nothing in the identifying information in my DNA that’s nearly as important to me as my credit card charges, or my Google searches, or how many times I’ve crossed what bridge based on my FasTrak reports.”

    The Supreme Court recently upheld the police practice of taking DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not yet convicted of a crime. While some fear the ruling is a serious infringement on our rights to privacy, Professor Hank Greely, '74, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, remains untroubled.

    Hear him (and others) out on KQED’s Forum: “U.S. Supreme Court OKs Police Collecting DNA.”

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