Ignorance: How it Drives Science, with Stuart Firestein

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Dr. Stuart Firestein is the Chair of Columbia University's Department of Biological Sciences. His colleagues and he study the vertebrate olfactory receptor neuron as a model for investigating general principles and mechanisms of "signal transduction" — the ways in which chemicals, such as neurotransmitters, hormones, and peptides with membrane receptors, exert their influence in the brain and nervous system. He hypothesizes that the olfactory neuron is uniquely suited for these studies since it is designed specifically for the detection and discrimination of a wide variety of small organic molecules, i.e. odors.

He's the author of Ignorance: How It Drives Science.

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  • 1. we help you discover smarter ways to think, grow, and live.
  • 2. This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Stuart firestein Dr. Stuart Firestein is the Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biological Sciences. His colleagues and he study the vertebrate olfactory receptor neuron as a model for investigating general principles and mechanisms of “signal transduction” — the ways in which chemicals, such as neurotransmitters, hormones, and peptides with membrane receptors, exert their influence in the brain and nervous system. He hypothesizes that the olfactory neuron is uniquely suited for these studies since it is designed specifically for the detection and discrimination of a wide variety of small organic molecules, i.e. odors.
  • 4. 1 Ignorance is bliss; it’s what gives rise to creativity and new innovations.
  • 5. 2 Being stumped is the beginning of creativity; extend your boundaries.
  • 6. 3 If your imagination is hindered by the quest for certainty, then you’ll always do what you’ve always done.
  • 7. 4 When you celebrate the uncertainty of the future, you break open the gateway to unlimited growth.
  • 8. 5 You’ll know that you’ve asked a great question when it leads to other questions.
  • 9. 6 Treat your business as a series of little experiments and you’ll never stop growing.
  • 10. 6 Treat your business as a series of little experiments and you’ll never stop growing.
  • 11. 7 The expert is the one who has made as many mistakes as possible in a particular topic. become one.
  • 12. 8 “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - ignite it.” -William Butler Yates
  • 13. 9 What you know won’t hurt you, but what you don’t will unless, of course, you start exploring.
  • 14. 10 If you’re afraid to be stupid, you’ll never discover anything new.
  • 15. REALLY REFLECT... Did you ask a good question today?
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