Brian’s Brain Hall of Fame

Who are the great minds that serve as models for excellent thinking, the kind of thinking that personifies the amazing potential of the human brain?

Daniel Ariely: Anchoring

Aristotle – Rhetoric

Solomon Asch:  Social Proof

P.T. Barnum:  Barnum Effect

Roy F. Baumeister: Negativity Bias

Edward De Bono:  Vertical/Lateral Thinking

Benjamin Bloom:  Bloom’s Taxonomy

Robert Cialdini: Influence

Francesco Cirillo:  Pomodoro Technique

Copernicus:  Metacognition

Carol Dweck: Growth/Fixed Mindset

Herman Ebbinghaus: Forgetting Curve

Erasmus – Docendo Discimus

Philo Taylor Farnsworth:  Television

Leon Festinger: Cognitive Dissonance

Atticus Finch:  Fundamental Attribution Error

Dick Fosbury:  Fosbury Flop

Thomas Gilovich: Spotlight Effect

Malcolm Gladwell:  10,000 Hours

Gerald Graff:  They Say/I Say

John Haidt:  Rider and Elephant

E.D. Hirsch:  Cultural Literacy

Irving Janis: Groupthink

Daniel Kahneman:  System 1 and 2

Bill Klann:  Assembly Line

Ellen Jane Langer:  Because Justification

John Locke:  Contrast Effect

John McAdam:  Macadam Roads

Paul MacLean:  Triune Brain

Elizabeth Loftus:  False Memory

Abraham Maslow: Maslow’s Hierarchy

Dmitri Mendeleev: Periodic Table

George de Menstrual: Velcro

Stanley Milgram:  Authority Bias

George Miller:  Chunking

Walter Mischel: Marshmallow Test/Delayed Gratification

Barbara Oakley:  Focused/Diffuse Thinking

George Orwell: Doublespeak

Alex Faickney Osborn:  Brainstorming

Ivan Pavlov:  Association Bias

Max Planck: Chauffeur Knowledge

Plato:  Allegory of the Cave

Charles Reigeluth: Elaboration

Henry Roediger:  Testing Effect

David Lee Roth:  Brown M&M Rider

Barry Schwartz:  Paradox of Choice

Simonides of Ceos:  Memory Palace

Pope Sixtus V: Devil’s Advocate

Socrates:  Socratic Paradox

Amos Tversky:  Availability Bias

Kurt Vonnegut:  Shapes of Stories

Peter Wason:  Confirmation Bias

Fritz Zwicky: Morphological Boxes