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Brain Science was launched in 2006 by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an experienced emergency physician with a passion for exploring how recent discoveries in neuroscience are revealing how our brains make us who we are. This podcast is for non-scientists, scientists, and everyone in between. We interview scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain. Monthy episodes resume in June 2017, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.

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Brain Science was launched in 2006 by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an experienced emergency physician with a passion for exploring how recent discoveries in neuroscience are revealing how our brains make us who we are. This podcast is for non-scientists, scientists, and everyone in between. We interview scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain. Monthy episodes resume in June 2017, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.

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High level brain podcast with tons of good info! Great guests and tons of rich content!!

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This podcast is amazing! It’s Neuroscience for everyone.

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566 Ratings
Average Ratings
479
40
14
11
22

Very interesting

By JBLIV - Nov 21 2019
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High level brain podcast with tons of good info! Great guests and tons of rich content!!

Incredible!

By tommye w-c - Nov 21 2019
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This podcast is amazing! It’s Neuroscience for everyone.

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Brain Science was launched in 2006 by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an experienced emergency physician with a passion for exploring how recent discoveries in neuroscience are revealing how our brains make us who we are. This podcast is for non-scientists, scientists, and everyone in between. We interview scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain. Monthy episodes resume in June 2017, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.

BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone

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BSP 118 provides an accessible introduction to neuroantomy for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an edited version of BSP 32, which was a discussion of "Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain"  by David Bainbridge.

Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts.

Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Apr 28 2015

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BS 135 Lisa Barrett on How Emotions Are Made

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This episode features Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of How Emotions Are Made. We discuss the evidence AGAINST the classical theory that emotions are universal and hardwired, as well as her new theory of Constructed Emotions. This new theory has significant implications for how we understand ourselves and others.

Detailed show notes are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Bonus Content is available for Premium Subscribers and Patreon supporters.

Please send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Jul 31 2017

1hr 30mins

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BSP Extra: Cognitive Dissonance with Dr. Carol Tavris

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I am putting Episode 43 of Books and Ideas into the Brain Science Podcast feed because it should be of interest to BSP fans. This episode is an interview with Carol Tavris, PhD, co-author of . We talk about the relationship between psychology and neuroscience as well as cognitive dissonance, which is the subject of Dr. Tavris's recent book Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts.

For detailed show notes including references go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Oct 04 2011

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BS 153 "Understanding the Brain" with John Dowling

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Episode 153 of Brain Science is an interview with Harvard neuroscientist John Dowling. We talk about his latest book Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition with a special focus on Vision.

If you listen to this episode in the Free Brain Science mobile app you can also listen to BSP 4, which featured one of Dowling's earlier books, The Great Brain Debate: Nature Or Nurture?. Just look under Extras.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Jan 25 2019

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BSP 111 Exercise and the Brain

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BSP 111 is an interview with Dr. John Ratey, author of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain." This is an edited version of an interview that was first posted back in 2008 (BSP 33), but the content remains extremely relevant.

Detailed show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Please share your feedback about this episode by sending email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or going to the Brain Science Podcast Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.

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Sep 02 2014

1hr 4mins

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BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging

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BS 154 is an interview with Dr. Alan Castel, author of Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging. In the past we have discussed how our brain changes as we age, but it turns out successful aging requires more than "good genes." Our attitudes and our behaviors have a huge impact. More importantly, it is never too early to begin preparing for successful aging.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Feb 22 2019

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BSP 110 Neurobiology for Dummies

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BSP 110 is an interview with Dr. Frank Amthor, author "Neuroscience for Dummies" and "Neurobiology for Dummies." In this interview we discuss a wide variety of topics from neurobiology including what makes neurons special and how brains differ from current computers. This episode is appropriate for listeners of all backgrounds.

Completer show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Please post feedback at brainscienceforum.com or send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

If you use the Brain Science Mobile App be sure to check the episode extras for free Premium content.

Jul 26 2014

1hr 3mins

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BSP 129 Dr. Brenda Milner: Neuropsychology and the Study of Memory

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In episode 129, Dr. Brenda Milner comes on the show to talk about her life's work and her most famous experiments. Dr. Milner was a pioneer in the field of neuropsychology and in the study of memory and other cognitive functions in humankind. She studied the effects of damage to the medial temporal lobe on memory and systematically described the deficits in the most famous patient in cognitive neuroscience, Henry Molaison, formerly known as patient H.M.She has made major contributions to the understanding of the role of the frontal lobes in memory processing, in the area of organizing information.

 

For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.   Send Dr. Campbell feedback at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.   Post a review in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite app store and send us a screen shot to enter the drawing of a year of free Premium Content.

Oct 05 2016

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BSP 126 Andy Clark on Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

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Episode 126 is an interview with Andy Clark, author of Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind. Our focus is on integrating a predictive model of the brain with the principles of embodied cognition. Clark makes these topics accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.   For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.   Send Dr. Campbell feedback at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.   Post a review in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite app store and send us a screen shot to enter the drawing of a year of free Premium Content.

Jan 28 2016

1hr 6mins

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BS 144 Language in the Brain with Angela Friederici

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This is an interview with Dr. Angela Friederici, author of Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity. Her book is an extensive review of decades of research, but this interview provides an accessible introduction to listeners of all backgrounds.

Don't miss our new monthly Facebook live sessions where listeners can submit questions about past episodes. Learn more at our Facebook Fan Page.

Full episode show notes and episode transcripts are available at brainsciencepodcast.com.

Apr 27 2018

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BSP 122 Neurobiology of Placebos

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This is a replay of the interview with Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti, author of Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease and The Patient's Brain: The neuroscience behind the doctor-patient. We talk about the neurobiology of placebos, including the fact that they produce objective changes in the brain and body.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts please go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post comments in our discussion forum on Goodreads.

Follow Dr. Campbell on Twitter where she is @docartemis.

Sep 28 2015

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BSP 128 Jon Mallatt: Primary Consciousness and Experience

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In episode 128, Jon Mallat is here to talk about the book he co-authored, "The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience". The focus on this conversation is on primary consciousness, the most base form of consciousness. We differentiate between the types of consciousness and utilize and inter-disciplinary approach to the science behind how the brain creates experiences, thus attempting solving the hard problem of consciousness. Are humans the only sentient beings? Find out in this insightful discussion!     For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.   Send Dr. Campbell feedback at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.   Post a review in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite app store and send us a screen shot to enter the drawing of a year of free Premium Content.

Sep 01 2016

1hr 17mins

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BSP 127 Placebo Research Update with Fabrizio Benedetti

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BSP 127 is a follow-up to BSP 122, which was an interview with Fabrizio Benedetti, author of Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease. in this new interview we discuss some of Dr. Benedetti's most recent research into placebo effects involving pain and high altitude headaches. We also discuss some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of placebos.

Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts. Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

The next episode of the Brain Science Podcast will be published in September 2016. If you need something to listen to while you are waiting checking our website for back episodes or visit http://booksandideas.com to listen to my other podcast. Thanks for listening.

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Mar 01 2016

52mins

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BS 138 John Medina: Brain Rules for Aging Well

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In BS 138 Dr. John Medina returns to discuss his latest book Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp. This is a lively discussion full of useful information for listeners of all ages.

If you listen via the free Brain Science mobile app you also listen to Dr. Medina's original interview (BSP 37), which is included as Bonus content.

Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Note to Premium Subscribers: Premium content including episode transcripts is accessed via the free mobile app or by logging in at https://my.libsyn.com/auth/login/show_id/18369.

Oct 23 2017

1hr 5mins

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Extra: Why Animal Emotions Matter

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This episode is a followup interview with Dr. Jaak Panksepp, pioneer of Affective Neuroscience. In a recent episode of the Brain Science Podcast we talked with Dr. Panksepp about his latest book "The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions." In this episode of Books and Ideas we talk about the implications of his research with a focus on how learning that we share basic emotional circuits with other mammals should influence how we treat the animals in our lives. 

Click here for complete show notes or visit bookandideas.com.

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Feb 15 2013

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BSP 123 Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition with Anthony Chemero

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BSP 123 is an interview with Anthony Chemero, author of Radical Embodied Cognitive Science and Phenomenology: an Introduction. Our focus is gaining an appreciation for phenomenology as a living philosophical tradition that is making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

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Related episodes are also available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Oct 28 2015

1hr 10mins

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BS 151 Neuroscience of Emotion

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BS 151 is a discussion of The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis by Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson. We talk about key ideas from the book and relate them to several previous episodes about emotion including interviews with Jaak Panksepp, Lisa Feldman Barrett and Luis Pessoa.

Details show notes and episode transcripts will be available in a few days.

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Nov 21 2018

39mins

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BSP 116 Norman Doidge, MD on "The Brain's Way of Healing"

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BSP 116 is an interview with Dr. Norman Doidge about his new book "The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity." In his previous bestseller, "The Brain That Changes Itself," Dr. Doidge featured that scientific pioneers who proved that our brains remain plastic throughout our lives. In his new book he features clinicians who are exploring new treatment approaches that tap into that plasticity. We also explore some of the obstacles to the acceptance of methods that many still consider fringe.

Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts.

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Feb 22 2015

1hr 9mins

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BS 136 Why Reading Science Matters

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In Brain Science 136 we discuss "Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It" by Mark Seidenberg. We consider the disturbing gap between our scientific knowledge of reading and current education practices in the US.

This episode will provide the listener with some important basics about how reading changes our brains and what is known about how children learn to read. Learning to read is not as automatic as learning to talk and when problems arise, early intervention is essential.

We also consider some of the fascinating differences between written languages and how they reflect underlying differences between spoken languages. Plus---- Why speed reading is as myth!

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Aug 28 2017

1hr 15mins

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BSP 112 What do Mirror Neurons Do?

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Brain Science Podcast 112 is an interview with Dr. Gregory Hickok, author The Myth of Mirror Neurons: The Real Neuroscience of Communication and Cognition. We review what mirror neurons are, how they were discovered, and why some popular ideas about what they do are probably wrong.

Go http://brainsciencepodcast.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts.

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Oct 16 2014

55mins

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BS 163 Christof Koch on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

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Christof Koch returns to Brain Science for the 3rd time and in this episode he shares his new book The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed. He tells us why he doesn't think the Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) are enough to explain subjective experience and he gives us a brief overview of the Integrated Information Theory (IIT) of Consciousness.

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Nov 22 2019

59mins

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BS 162 "Rethinking Consciousness" with Michael Graziano

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This episode is an interview with Dr. Michael Graziano, author of Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience. We discuss how his Attention Schema Theory compliments several current theories and how it answers the question of how the brain generates subjective experience ("qualia").   Links and References: Announcements:   Please Visit Our Sponsors: Connect on Social Media:

Oct 25 2019

1hr 4mins

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BS 161 Joseph Ledoux

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Respected neuroscientist Dr. Joseph Ledoux's new book is The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains. In this episode we discuss Dr. Ledoux's ideas about the relationship between emotion and consciousness. His conclusions are controversial, but thought provoking.

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Sep 27 2019

1hr 31mins

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BS 160 Neuroscience of Consciousness

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This month's episode is the beginning a four part series about the Neuroscience of Consciousness. This month I am discussing and comparing the ideas from several recent books on the subject in preparation for several upcoming interviews on the subject. Many people consider consciousness to be the biggest mystery of all, but in this episode we explore how progress has been made in unraveling the  ultimate "mystery of how our brain makes us human."

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Aug 23 2019

1hr 27mins

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BS 159 Kevin Mitchell, author of "Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are"

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BS 159 is an interview with Dr. Kevin Mitchell, author of Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are. We discuss the fact that our brain-based behavior is actually more innate than is commonly realized. Even identical twins are innately different despite having nearly identical genomes. This is because of events that occur during brain development. Listen now to learn more about what science is revealing about this fascinating topic. (PS: we also talk about the role of brain plasticity.)

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Jul 26 2019

1hr 8mins

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BS 158 Philosopher Patricia Churchland discusses "Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition"

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This month marks the return of popular Brain Science guest Dr. Patricia Churchland (BS 55 and BS 81). We talk about her new book, Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. This book is a great combination of up to date neuroscience and critical thinking. It is recommended for listeners of all backgrounds.

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Jun 28 2019

1hr 13mins

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BS 157 Donald MacKay, author of "Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works"

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This episode of Brain Science features Dr. Donald MacKay, author of Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works. H.M. may have been the most studied patient in history, but Mackay's work uncovers some surprising discoveries about the role of the hippocampus in language, as well as important implications for the aging brain.

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May 24 2019

1hr 18mins

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BS 156 Russell Poldrack talks about Brain Imaging (fMRI)

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This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Stanford psychologist, Dr Russell A. Poldrack, author of The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our ThoughtsWe discuss a brief history of the use of fMRI brain imaging with an emphasis on how to avoid the mistakes that plagued the field early on. Listeners will come away with an appreciation of both the promise and limitations of brain imaging, including an understanding of why it is NOT ready for use as a lie detector.

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Apr 26 2019

1hr 6mins

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BS 155 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with Paul Middlebrooks

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BS 155 is an interview with neuroscientist Paul Middlebrooks, host of the Brain-Inspired podcast. We explore the main theme of his show, which is the intersection between neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts please go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Mar 22 2019

1hr 1min

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BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging

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BS 154 is an interview with Dr. Alan Castel, author of Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging. In the past we have discussed how our brain changes as we age, but it turns out successful aging requires more than "good genes." Our attitudes and our behaviors have a huge impact. More importantly, it is never too early to begin preparing for successful aging.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Send you feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or submit voicemail at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis

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Feb 22 2019

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BS 153 "Understanding the Brain" with John Dowling

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Episode 153 of Brain Science is an interview with Harvard neuroscientist John Dowling. We talk about his latest book Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition with a special focus on Vision.

If you listen to this episode in the Free Brain Science mobile app you can also listen to BSP 4, which featured one of Dowling's earlier books, The Great Brain Debate: Nature Or Nurture?. Just look under Extras.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Jan 25 2019

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BS 152 Twelfth Annual Review Episode

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BS 152 is our 12th annual review episode.   In 2018 nine new books were featured and the subjects covered included memory, peri-personal cells, creativity, language, reading, the cerebral mystique, synapses, happiness, emotion and work of Eve Marder.  We had 4 new guests and 4 returning guests along with an encore interview with Dr. Eve Marder.   This episode includes highlights from all 11 episodes that were released between January and November 2018.   Go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts.   Please visit our sponsor: http:thegreatcoursesplus.com/ginger

Dec 28 2018

32mins

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BS 151 Neuroscience of Emotion

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BS 151 is a discussion of The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis by Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson. We talk about key ideas from the book and relate them to several previous episodes about emotion including interviews with Jaak Panksepp, Lisa Feldman Barrett and Luis Pessoa.

Details show notes and episode transcripts will be available in a few days.

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Nov 21 2018

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BS 150 Seth Grant Explores the Synaptome

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BS 150 is my 4th interview with Dr. Seth Grant, the molecular biologist who has discovered surprising things about the evolution of the synapse, including the fact that vertebrates have much more complex synapses than invertebrates. In this interview we talk about his latest paper in Neuron in which his team has developed a method for mapping the synapses across the entire mouse brain. This is called a synaptome and reveals that there is surprising diversity depending on which part of the brain is examined. We discuss the implications of this discovery and how it suggests a new theory of how memory works.

Even though this is a follow up to last year's interview (BS 137), Dr. Grant provides all the background that a new listener will need to appreciate his work.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Oct 26 2018

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Announcements about Boston and Australia

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This brief announcement is to correct a mistake I made in BS 148.

For several months I have been talking about my trip to Australia in 2019. I have posted this brief audio to clarify that October 1 was the first day to put down your deposit for the trip (not the deadline).

The dates in Australia will be May 20-30, 2018 and I have included the PDF with details with this announcement. There is room for 16 listeners. Please write to a brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com for more details.

Also, I will be in Boston November 1-3 for the Sound Education event at Harvard. If you would like to get together just drop me an email.

Oct 13 2018

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BS 149 "Happy Brain" with Dr. Dean Burnett

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Brain Science 149 is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an interview with Dr. Dean Burnett, author of Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why. We look beyond the hype about dopamine and consider how our social nature impacts our happiness.

Complete show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Sep 28 2018

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BS 148 Pioneering neuroscientist Eve Marder

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BS 148 is the interview with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Eve Marder, which I originally recorded back in 2009. I am reposting it now as a follow-up to last month's review of Charlotte Nassim's excellent biography Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience. The topics discussed in this interview are just as relevant as they were back then. A highlight of this interview is Dr. Marder's insights into what it was like to be part of the first large cohort of women entering science back in the sixties and seventies.

Send feedback about this episode to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com. Feedback received before December 1, 2018 may be included in the December episode of Brain Science Live on Facebook. Brain Science Live is on Facebook Live the first Thursday of every month at 8PM Central Time, but the audio is recorded for Premium and Patreon supporters.

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Aug 24 2018

1hr 4mins

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BS 147: Eve Marder's Life in Neuroscience

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BS 147 is a discussion of the new biography Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience by Charlotte Nassim. This is an intellectual biography of one of neuroscientists least know pioneers. Dr. Marder was interviewed on this podcast back in BSP 56, which is also now free to download.

In this episode I take you through some of Dr. Marder's key discoveries. Her work is unique because even as a graduate student she was challenging long held assumptions in her field. Although Nassim never mentions it, I strongly believe that Marder deserves a Nobel Prize and I explain why in this episode.

This episode is more technical than usual and will be of special interest to students and working neuroscientists.

For complete show notes and transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Jul 27 2018

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BS 146 Alan Jasanoff on The Biological Mind

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This is an interview with MIT neuroscientist, Dr. Alan Jasanoff about his book The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are. We talk about what he calls the "cerebral mystique" and why it is important to remember because the brain is embodied it is not autonomous. The Mind is the result of the interaction of the brain, body, and its environment.

Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for full show notes and episode transcripts.

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Jun 21 2018

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BS 145 The Reading Brain with Maryanne Wolf

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BS 145 celebrates the return of Dr. Maryanne Wolf who was featured back in BSP 29 when we talked about her bestseller Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. In this episode we talk about her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century.

Our focus is two-fold. First we consider the implications of the fact that while language is acquired naturally, reading is a cultural invention that must be taught. Second, we explore how the brain is changed by reading and consider the consequences of the shift toward digital media.

This is a thought provoking conversation that will interest listeners of all backgrounds.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts, please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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May 25 2018

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