In this episode of Applied Curiosity Lab Radio we chomp on the Curiosity Bite exploring innocence. What determines when and whether we’re considered innocent?

What’s the relationship between having innocence and being innocent?

Are we wise to ignore human neurological development when we try criminal teenagers as adults?


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The lens is – and always will be – curiosity. Each week, fun informal conversations center around one delectable Curiosity Bite designed to give your brain the time and ideas to think about thinking, to flex your curiosity muscle… and maybe even… revolutionize the way you think.

This week’s Curiosity Bite:


At What Age Do We Lose the Ability to Be Considered Innocent? 


In this episode…Curious Questions asked and answered:

When does society stop thinking about a person as needing and worthy of help and start thinking about them as someone to punish?

At what point does someone stop being innocent?

What role does the prefrontal cortex play in our innocence?

Should teenagers be tried as adults?

When did you lose your innocence?

How do you assess guilt?

What’s the difference between being innocent and being not guilty?


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Phineas Gage

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