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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Psychology

Artificial intelligence

published on 16 05 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) was born between the 40s and 50s of the 20th century, as a computer discipline. One of its main founders was the British mathematician Alan Turing. Among his many contributions there is a test to discern if a machine shows intelligent behavior or not. To pass the test, it is necessary to […]

The tower of Babel

published on 11 10 2017

The Castella school, in the Raval district of Barcelona, is an authentic Tower of Babel: in a class of 25 students we can find a dozen nationalities and around ten languages. But this linguistic diversity seems small when we expand the scale of observation. In Catalonia there are inventoried more than 300 different languages, and […]

Lottery, gambling game

published on 4 12 2012

Are there some lottery establishments luckier than others? A palindrome is more likely that an “ugly number “? On a trip across the chance, Pere Renom interviews Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo , patriarch of the “Pelayos”, a family that won 200 million pesetas applying statistics in the roulette. Leo Margets, outstanding professional poker player, explains that, beyond […]

Let’s play?

published on 5 01 2012

Play stimulates creativity, intelligence and social skills. Viewers can check from home solving some puzzle games that will be proposed during the program. The reporter Pere Renom discusses the differences between boys and girls when they play in the yard. The expert Oriol Ripoll proposed variants of games like Parcheesi or rock-paper-scissors to stimulate creative […]

Human towers

published on 30 09 2011

People involved in human towers use power wisely to lift buildings up to 10 meters high and 800 participants. Previously guided intuitively, now apply a refined technique that includes knowledge of physics, architecture, biomechanics, physiology and psychology, in order to improve performance and security. “Quèquicom” discusses many of these principles helped by Jaume Rosset, medical […]

Running the Marathon

published on 2 06 2010

The marathon is an endurance test that takes the body to the limit. The reporter Pere Renom trains for twelve weeks to address the race with guarantees. The stress test, food, footwear, anatomy, physiology and psychology are the keys that allow the runner overcome the 42 km and reach the finish line successfully. The further […]

Seeing is believing

published on 28 05 2008

The reporter Pere Renom and program staff examine the tricks of the magician Lari, both near and in a stage performance, but run into the artist’s ability to manipulate the human visual perception. Alejandro Maiche, UAB psychologist, also tests the visual perception of Renom. But what deceives us, the view or the brain? The presenter […]

The fall and the light

published on 6 12 2006

Light therapy, is a treatment that helps to overcome the seasonal gloom caused by the reduction of hours of light during autumn and winter. The reporter Pere Renom interviews specialists in psychiatry and sleep, and a lighting technician. He also visits one of the most beautiful autumn landscapes of Catalonia, in the Pyrenees, to explain […]