Science Focus Podcast

Some of the brightest names in science and technology talk to the BBC Focus magazine team about the ideas and breakthroughs shaping our world. Every issue our team of scientists, doctors and expert writers explain how advances in science and technology are creating a better, brighter future.

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Nudge theory

David Halpern, Chief Executive of The Behavioural Insights Team, tells us about nudge theory – a psychological tool used in behavioural science to subtly influence people's decisions.

How emotions are made

We chat to neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett about what happens in our brains when we create emotions, how to control them, and what this means for the future of artificial intelligence.