Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Do you know how a bear catches its lunch? What the mythical Chinese equivalent of waiting at the bus stop looks like? Can you identify Hokusai’s favourite duck? Never fear, curator Alfred Haft is going to give you the answers you so desire, plus a whole load of other things you didn’t know you wanted to know about the unpublished encyclopaedia, ‘The Great Picture Book of Everything’, illustrated by the great Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).