How Surprise Events Secretly Change Your Beliefs

Episode 15, Meaning Making During a Surprise

An episode of How Surprise Events Secretly Change Your Beliefs

By Michael Rousell
-SURPRISECAST is a captivating journey into how your brain secretly changes your beliefs during moments of surprise.
-Using current neurological and cognitive research, Dr. Michael Rousell identifies and maps the consequences of surprise as a trigger for instant belief formation, one of the brain’s greatest survival tools.
-You’ll learn how to craft moments of surprise intentionally and strategically, to be the creator of richer lives.
michaelrousell.com
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Episode 15, Meaning Making During a Surprise
In today’s episode I’ll describe the process of sense-making that goes on instantly during a moment of surprise.
03:07
September 23, 2018
Episode 14, Agents of Influence
Learn why asking WHO is most powerful as an agent of influence is not necessarily the best question to ask. The question WHEN appears more enlightening. michaelrousell.com
02:48
September 16, 2018
Episode 13, Much of What We Do is Driven By Unconscious Processes, Part 2
Learn how our brains are essentially prediction machines and their primary function is to reduce surprises by developing an increasingly nuanced model of the world. michaelrousell.com
03:27
September 9, 2018
Episode 12, Unconscious Processing Makes Evolutionary Sense
Learn why much of what we do is driven by unconscious processes. Part 1. michaelrousell.com
02:30
September 2, 2018
Episode 11, Beliefs About Ourselves are Self-Affirming
Learn how beliefs about the external world are easily verified, but beliefs about ourselves are self-affirming. michaelrousell.com
03:38
August 26, 2018
Episode 10, Surprise Creates an Opportunity to Change the Experience of an Emotion
Learn how the experience of emotional arousal is adaptable. Heightened emotion is the brain telling us that something important is happening. On occasion, this allows us to label that emotion to create the experience. michaelrousell.com
02:57
August 19, 2018
Episode 9, How Seemingly Simple Comments May Create Self-Perpetuating Mindsets
Learn how seemingly simple comments, especially when surprising, may create self-perpetuating mindsets. Once we accept an explanation of our behavior, that explanation continues, and fortifies. It’s one more reason to always focus on positive attributes. michaelrousell.com
02:51
August 12, 2018
Episode 8, How Advertisers Use Surprise to Create Brands and Beliefs
Learn how advertisers use surprise strategically to impress us with their brands and trigger new belief formation. This all takes place instantly, and outside conscious awareness. michaelrousell.com
02:29
August 5, 2018
Episode 7, Surprises About Our Self Concept Can Be Life Changing
Our self-concept serves as a basis for screening, categorizing, and interpreting our experiences. Surprises that disrupt our self-concept differ from surprises about the external world. Self-concept surprises may trigger life-changing beliefs. michaelrousell.com
02:54
July 29, 2018
Episode 6, Traditional Uses of Surprise
Learn how movie directors and television shows use surprise strategically to manipulate our emotions, enhance our excitement, and create spontaneous belief transformation. michaelrousell.com
02:46
July 22, 2018
Episode 5, Strategic Procrastination
Learn how a portion of an Adam Grant TED talk surprised me, triggering an instant belief formation. I used to feel lazy and unproductive when I procrastinated. Now I do it strategically. michaelrousell.com
03:02
July 15, 2018
Episode 4, One-Shot Learning
Learn how One-Shot learning, triggered by surprise, involves a different brain system than gradual learning. One-Shot learning works like a switch. Our emotions trigger this complex cognitive process during moments of high uncertainty such as surprise. michaelrousell.com
03:00
July 8, 2018
Episode 3, How Surprises Change Your Behavior
Learn how information, received after a surprise, predisposes you to apply that new information instinctively in subsequent situations. michaelrousell.com
03:15
July 1, 2018
Episode 2, The Importance of Surprise
A surprise alarms us that our expectations are out of whack and need a spontaneous adjustment. Learn how comedians use surprise in punchlines to create dissonance with our expectations. michaelrousell.com
02:32
June 24, 2018
Episode 1, The Belief Formation Reflex
Learn how the element of surprise evolved as a survival mechanism to trigger an instant belief formation. michaelrousell.com
02:35
June 17, 2018
Surprisecast, An Introduction
-Surprisecast is a captivating journey into how your brain secretly changes your beliefs during moments of surprise. -Using current neurological and cognitive research, Dr. Michael Rousell identifies and maps the consequences of surprise as a trigger for instant belief formation, one of the brain’s greatest survival tools. -You’ll learn how to craft moments of surprise intentionally and strategically, to be the creator of richer lives.
00:41
June 15, 2018
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