What Science Teaches Us About Who We Are With An Outsider's Guide To Humans Author Camilla Pang PhD
KPCW Cool Science Radio
In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is Camilla Pang Phd . Dr. Pang is a postdoctoral scientist in bioinformatics, who also happens to be neurodivergent - (she has autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorder, and ADHD attention-deficit anxiety disorder). Pang will layout her guide to human nature using scientific principles and theories as her roadmap. She shares her book, AN OUTSIDER’S GUIDE TO HUMANS.
Camilla Pang holds a PhD in bioinformatics from University College London and is a postdoctoral scientist. Her career and studies have been heavily influenced by her diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD and she is driven by her passion for understanding humans and how we work. She joined us to discuss her new book, "An Outsider's Guide to Humans."
COVID in families; earthquake under Aegean Sea; Camilla Pang wins science book prize
BBC Inside Science
We know that children can catch the SarsCov2 virus, even though adverse side effects are incredibly rare. But what isn't clear is how likely they are to transmit the virus? If you’re a parent, are you in danger of catching the virus, maybe brought home from school by your child? A large study, using the anonymised health experiences of around 12 million adults registered with GPs in England, has just been published that explores that question. Dr Laurie Tomlinson, of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explains the findings.On October 30th a magnitude 7 earthquake under the Aegean Sea created devastation when it struck Turkish city of Izmir. Marnie discusses the nature of the earthquake and why this area is so seismically active with Dr Laura Gregory, a geologist at Leeds University who has studied the rocks in the region. Professor Tiziana Rossetto, an expert in earthquake engineering at UCL, talks about a recent survey and intervention she carried out with the residents of Izmir to help them prepare for earthquakes.In the last of our interviews with the authors shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2020 Adam Rutherford meets the winner, Dr Camilla Pang. At the age of eight she was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Struggling to understand the world around her, she went in search of a blueprint or a manual that would help her navigate the curious world of human social customs. Nearly two decades on, Camilla has produced one herself, entitled: Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships. Presenter: Marnie ChestertonEditor: Deborah Cohen
On this episode Robin chats with the author of the 2020 Royal Society Science Book Prize shortlisted Explaining Humans - What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships, Dr Camilla Pang. They talk about how using a set of scientific principles can provide a useful way through life and interaction for someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder like Camilla, reading Stephen Hawking as a child and how others with Autism Spectrum Disorders have found the book useful. Extended conversation, and lots of other goodies, for Patreon supporters. Sign up at patreon.com/bookshambles
On this episode Robin chats with the author of the 2020 Royal Society Science Book Prize shortlisted Explaining Humans - What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships, Dr Camilla Pang. They talk about how using a set of scientific principles can provide a useful way through life and interaction for someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder like Camilla, reading Stephen Hawking as a child and how others with Autism Spectrum Disorders have found the book useful. Extended conversation, and lots of other goodies, for Patreon supporters. Sign up at patreon.com/cosmicshambles
Explaining Humans (with Data Science) | Camilla Pang
The Artists of Data Science
On this episode of The Artists of Data Science, we get a chance to hear from Camilla Pang, a scientist specializing in translational bioinformatics. At the age of eight, she was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and struggled to understand the world around her and the way people were. Her book, “Explaining Humans:What science can teach us about life, love, and relationships” is an original and incisive exploration of human nature and the strangeness of our social norms. Camilla shares with us her journey into science, and her mission to understand human behavior at a young age. She also discusses the potential impacts of machine learning and A.I within the next few years, and the importance of understanding the nuances in data scientists that create individuality. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN [7:18] Potential negative impacts of A.I [17:00] Learning to embrace errors [38:11] Getting over the perfectionist mindset [39:30] Important soft skills you need to cultivate [44:17] Advice for women in STEM QUOTES [6:59] “...before we get on to making the most of A.I we first need to make the most out of human minds.” [17:20] “an error in one context is a solution in the next” [47:10] Don’t judge yourself for thinking outside the box. Stay true to yourself and your vision. [55:23] “...just because you don't fit in a system, doesn't mean you weren't born to make a new one.” FIND CAMILLA ONLINE LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camilla-pang-8b177b69/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/millie_moonface/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/millzymai SHOW NOTES [00:01:32] Introduction for our guest [00:02:59] A large, open-ended question. [00:04:32] What you think the next big thing in machine learning is going to be in the next two to five years, [00:06:08] What do you think would be the biggest positive impact on society? [00:07:04] What do you think would be scariest applications of machine learning in the next two to five years? [00:07:51] What do you think separates the great Data scientists from the merely good ones? [00:09:47] Talk to us about the terms neurotypical and neurodiverse. Would you mind defining these terms for our audience? [00:11:29] What does it mean to think in boxes and what does it mean to think in trees? [00:14:59] Why are most people stuck in box thinking? [00:15:49] How to be a tree thinker [00:16:50] What can we do to start embracing errors in our own lives? [00:19:27] What do proteins have to do with personality and interpersonal relationships? [00:20:50] How could we use this understanding of proteins to be better colleagues and better teammates at work? [00:23:09] Never let your fear define your fate [00:25:16] Gradient descent in layman’s terms [00:26:47] How to use gradient descent to find our path to prioritize and identify our goals? [00:28:37] How can we use Bayes Theorem for empathy and managing the relationships that we have with ourselves? [00:31:02] What neural nets can teach us about ourselves [00:32:17] Is data science an art? Or is it a science? [00:33:30] How does the creative process manifest itself in Data science? [00:35:11] How to take better notes [00:37:26] How to stop being a perfectionist [00:39:10] Why soft skills are hard work [00:42:54] We’re both INFJ’s! [00:44:26] Advice for women in STEM [00:46:21] What can the Data community do to foster the inclusion of women in Data science and AI and STEM? [00:47:00] What's the one thing you want people to learn from this story? [00:48:37] The lightning roundSpecial Guest: Camilla Pang, PhD.
Episode 78 - Explaining Humans with Dr. Camilla Pang
Hacker Valley Studio
In this episode, we have the brilliant Dr. Camilla Pang author of the incredible book, "Explaining Humans." We dive into her life, neurodiversity, and her awesome book. Dr. Pang's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/millie_moonface/ Dr. Pang's Twitter: https://twitter.com/millzymai Dr. Pang's Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0241409608/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_ug1hFbATW52TV
How Science & Maths Help Us Understand Human Relationships w/ Dr. Camilla Pang
EPISODE 129: In this week’s #DataTalk, we chat with Dr. Camilla Pang about her latest book "Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us About Life, Love and Relationships" — where she shares how her powers of neurodiversity (ASD, ADHD, GAD) and PhD in structural, chemical and computational biology helps her better understand the complexity of human psychology and relationships. Check out her book: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/314/314264/explaining-humans/9780241409602.html
Dr. Camilla Pang shares her insights into living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, how she uses scientific principles to better understand human beings, and why she considers her neurodiversity to be a superpower. Dr Camilla Pang holds a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London and is a Postdoctoral Scientist specialising in Translational Bioinformatics. At the age of eight, Camilla was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and ADHD at 26-years-old. Her career and studies have been heavily influenced by her diagnosis and she is driven by her passion for understanding humans, our behaviours and how we work. Find out more: futurespodcast.net CREDITS Produced by FUTURES Podcast Recorded, Mixed & Edited by Luke Robert Mason FOLLOW FUTURES PODCAST Twitter: @FUTURESPodcast Instagram: @futurespodcast Facebook: @FUTURESPodcast
Dr Camilla Pang is a bioinformatician, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when she was eight years old.Her first book, Explaining Humans (£14.99, Viking), is a guide to navigating life, love and relationships using the lessons she’s learned in her scientific career so far.In it she draws on examples from how the different proteins in the human body can reflect the different roles in a social group, to the way how light refracts through a prism helping her to break down fear into something manageable.In this episode of the Science Focus Podcast, she discusses her current work using disease and cancer data, along with machine learning methods, to find patterns that can be used in healthcare and lead to the development of therapies.She also explains how her neurodiversity has affected the way she works.If you have a burning science question you want an expert to answer, send them to us on twitter at @sciencefocus, and we may answer them in a future episode.Subscribe to the Science Focus Podcast on these services: Acast, iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, OvercastLet us know what you think of the episode with a review or a comment wherever you listen to your podcasts.Listen to more episodes of the Science Focus Podcast:Why AI is not the enemy – Jim Al-KhaliliWhat we got wrong about pandas and teenagersJim Davies: How do you use your imagination?Dean Burnett: What’s going on in the teenage brain?Dr Guy Leschziner: What is your brain doing while you sleep?Everything that's wrong with the human body – Nathan LentsSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.