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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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Invaluable interviews with leading thinker on mind and brain.

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594 Ratings
Average Ratings
500
43
15
12
24

Simply excellent

By China bound - Feb 09 2020
Read more
Invaluable interviews with leading thinker on mind and brain.

Insightful

By LOBO!oso88 - Jan 06 2020
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Life changing and inspiring. Thank you for what you do!
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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

57mins

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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

56mins

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Rank #4: 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.

You can also post to our fan pages on Facebook or Google+.

Click here to learn more about how to all the older episodes of the Brain Science Podcast.

Sep 02 2014

1hr 4mins

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Rank #5: 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

1hr 25mins

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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

52mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: 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.

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

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Sep 27 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: 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

51mins

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: 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.

Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Feb 22 2015

1hr 9mins

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