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Professor Steven Novella, M.D.

Professor Steven Novella
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Georgetown University
All of our beliefs are open to revision: When new data comes in, or maybe just a better way of interpreting data or looking at the way things work, we have to be open to revising what we thought we knew.

Dr. Steven Novella is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Yale School of Medicine. He earned his M.D. from Georgetown University and completed his residency training in neurology at Yale University. Dr. Novella is active in both clinical research and in medical education at every level, including patients, the public, medical students, and health professionals. An expert in neuroscience, Dr. Novella focuses his practice on neuromuscular disorders. His personal blog, NeuroLogica Blog, is considered one of the top neuroscience blogs and covers issues in neuroscience as well as the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella is also the founder and senior editor of Science-Based Medicine, a medical blog dedicated to promoting the highest standards of basic and clinical science in medical practice. Dr. Novella is president and cofounder of the New England Skeptical Society, a nonprofit educational organization designed to further public understanding of science. As the host and producer of the organization's award-winning science show, The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, Dr. Novella explores the latest scientific discoveries, the presentation of science in the mainstream media, and public understanding and attitudes toward science.

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"Professor Novella's expertise becomes evident very quickly, and his humility coupled with patience carries the listner from beginning to end delightfully."

 

"Professor Novella has an unrelenting, and somewhat refreshing, debunking style that pierces through modern myths of diets, medicines, and health in general. "

 

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28 Courses and Sets

  1. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills Sale

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. The 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By learning how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  2. Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    Steven Novella
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Discover evidence-based guidelines for good health, enhance your knowledge of common medical myths, strengthen your skills at assessing the truth behind medical information and advice, and much more. Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale University School of Medicine has designed the 24 lectures of Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us as an essential aid for any home—one that...
  3. (Set) Skepticism 101 & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) Skepticism 101 & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $229.90 Starting at $229.90 $329.90 $229.90$329.90
    Become a savvier, sharper critical thinker with this eye-opening course duo. In Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist, you'll discover how to apply the rational, empirical methods of skepticism to detect specious claims and faulty logic in any scenario you encounter. And in Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, you'll learn how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  4. (Set) Creative Thinker's Toolkit & Your Deceptive Mind Set on sale

    (Set) Creative Thinker's Toolkit & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $385.00 Starting at $61.90 $124.90 $61.90$124.90
    Explore the inner workings of your mind with these two courses. In The Creative Thinker’s Tookit, learn the skills that open your mind to more creative thoughts. In Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, gain an sound understanding of neuroscience, logic, reasoning, and argumentation.
  5. (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us & Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology  Set

    (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us & Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
    Gain a greater understanding of personal health and the human body with this two-course set delivered by a pair of medical experts and engaging professors. In Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us, enhance your knowledge of common medical myths, strengthen your skills at assessing the truth behind medical advice, and more. In Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to...
  6. (Set) Sharpening Your Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) Sharpening Your Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $859.80 Starting at $859.80 $1,019.80 $859.80$1,019.80
    Equip yourself with powerful skills that will lead to better thinking and greater success in your personal and professional life with these four immensely practical courses. First, in Strategic Thinking Skills, get a comprehensive guide to the skills, tactics, techniques, tools, case studies, and lessons behind the process of setting goals, developing long-range plans, anticipating the unexpected, analyzing your...
  7. (Set)  Your Deceptive Mind & Games People Play Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Games People Play

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Critical thinking skills are used everyday, whether you are making sink-or-swim financial decisions for an entire corporation or setting up a clear path for a “check-mate.” Enhance your critical thinking skills with this pair of courses: Games People Play is designed to turn game-theory practice into real world applications. Then further sharpen and hone those skills with A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking.
  8. (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) The Philosopher's Toolkit & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Learn about the pitfalls that inhibit good thinking and their remedies, as well as the cognitive biases that get in the way of critical thinking, with this practical course set. In The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room, you gain the tools to be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in your thinking and in all aspects of your daily life. And in Your Deceptive...
  9. (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Lifelong Health  Set

    (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Lifelong Health

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Enhance your personal health and wellness with this two-course set that brings together helpful, fact-based information and advice. First, discover evidence-based guidelines for good health, enhance your knowledge of common medical myths, and strengthen your skills at assessing the truth behind medical information and advice with Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us. Then,...
  10. (Set)  Your Deceptive Mind & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  11. (Set)  Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  12. (Set)  Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Memory & Human L Set

    (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Memory & Human L

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  13. (Set) Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works  & Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills   Set

    (Set) Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works & Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Investigate the many disciplines that come to bear on the fields of forensics and critical thinking in this two-course set grounded in the real-world, practical applications of the sciences. First, in Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Really Works, learn from a respected forensic anthropologist the interdisciplinary science approach crucial to investigating crimes, accidents, and missing-persons cases . Then,...
  14. (Set)  Your Deceptive Mind & Argumentation Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Argumentation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Critical thinking and effective reasoning are the foundation of modern civilization. Learn how to effectively reason, using the art of argumentation to your advantage with Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, and then follow that up with A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking to learn how to get the best possible solution or compromise.
  15. (Set)  The Hidden Factor & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) The Hidden Factor & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  16. (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & The Human Body  Set

    (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & The Human Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Take charge of your personal health and wellness with this two-course set that debunks popular medical myths and makes sense of the inner workings of the human body. Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us is an empowering learning experience that gives you evidence-based guidelines for good health and strengthens your skills at assessing the truth behind medical information and...
  17. (Set) The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body  Set

    (Set) The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,034.60 Starting at $2,034.60 $2,399.60 $2,034.60$2,399.60
    We all want to be as healthy as we possibly can. But with the wealth of information out there—to say nothing of the dangers of misinformation—it can often be overwhelming to find a single source for authoritative, science-based facts and advice about how to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body. Look no further than these courses, each of which brings the same reliable and comprehensive Great...
  18. (Set) Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Strengthen and enhance the power of your brain to succeed in everyday life with this engaging and accessible two-course set. In Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, gain concrete lessons for thinking more critically, more intelligently, and more successfully than ever before. And in Optimizing Brain Fitness, discover vital information and research-based exercises you can perform every...
  19. (Set)  6 Myths of Food and Fitness & Medical Myths, Lies, and Set

    (Set) 6 Myths of Food and Fitness & Medical Myths, Lies, and

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.90 Starting at $199.90 $354.90 $199.90$354.90
  20. (Set) Stress and Your Body & Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us  Set

    (Set) Stress and Your Body & Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Learn how stress affects your body, and strengthen your skills at assessing the truth behind medical information and advice in this set by an award-winning neurobiologist and a medical doctor. In Stress and Your Body, Professor Robert Sapolsky explains the nuts and bolts of the stress-response system, its various effects on the body, and its ramifications on psychological health. And in Medical Myths, Lies, and...
  21. (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior   Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Why do people behave the way they do? This set will help you explore this question as well as understand science of cognitive biases and thought processes. In, Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills Dr. Steven Novella equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. In Understanding the Mysteries of...
  22. (Set)  Strategic Thinking Skills & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) Strategic Thinking Skills & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  23. (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Nutrition Made Clear Set

    (Set) Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths & Nutrition Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  24. (Set) Living a Long and Healthy Life  Set

    (Set) Living a Long and Healthy Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $659.80 Starting at $659.80 $1,259.80 $659.80$1,259.80
    Get a comprehensive understanding of the principles of good health and nutrition, as well as an awareness of the practices and bad information that can harm your health, in this four-course set taught by eminent health professionals and scientists. In Nutrition Made Clear, explore with Professor Roberta H. Anding the fundamentals of good nutrition and learn how to practically apply them to your unique lifestyle. In...
  25. (Set)  Your Deceptive Mind & Art of Critical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind & Art of Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    There is both an art and a science to critical thinking. Learn both sides of how the process works with this two-course set. The Art of Critical Decision Making breaks down how effective choices are made, while The Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills teaches you about metacognition and how to think about thinking.
  26. (Set) Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions & Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions & Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  27. (Set) The Intelligent Brain & Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills  Set

    (Set) The Intelligent Brain & Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Learn what the latest findings from brain imaging studies and neurology, biology, and psychology tell us about the workings of the human intellect, and immerse yourself in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes to become a more critical thinker in this intriguing course set. In The Intelligent Brain, learn how scientists are closer than ever before to understanding intelligence, a feature of the mind...
  28. (Set) Medical Myths, Lies & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) Medical Myths, Lies & Your Deceptive Mind

    Steven Novella
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90