18. Insights from Annie Murphy Paul’s TED Talk What we learn before we’re born

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Introducing our Guest Legacy Leader by way of her TED talk:

Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. A contributing writer for Time magazine, she writes a weekly column about learning for Time.com, and also blogs about learning at CNN.com, Forbes.com, MindShift.com, PsychologyToday.com and HuffingtonPost.com. She contributes toThe New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Slate, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She is the author of The Cult of Personality, a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of Origins, a book about the science of prenatal influences. She is now at work on Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, to be published by Crown in early 2017. (bio from anniemurphypaul.com)

In this episode:

In this episode, I share a few insights of one of my favorite author’s Annie Murphy Paul TED Talk, What we learn before we’re born. If you listen to it a couple of times I know you will pull different pieces of information from it. This talk was presented a year after the Time Magazine article I read during my personal discovery of the field Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, and less than a year after this article I read her book Origins, How the nine months before birth shape the rest of our lives. Her article and book were my catalysts to finding my life’s purpose. I will forever be thankful for Annie’s work to introduce this field to those outside of the research world and of course to myself.




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