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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: 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.

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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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Great podcast

By AustinTX78712 - Jul 27 2019
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Ginger Campbell’s podcast is thoughtful and humane. It is not dazzling and does not waste your time.

Worth the time to listen

By Tanya.Davis1975 - Jul 26 2019
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Brain Science is an easy to understand podcast that explains so much about neuroscience / brain function from multiple perspectives. Every episode (that I’ve listened to so far) features an expert thoughtfully interviewed in conversation style. I learn several new things with each interview.

iTunes Ratings

526 Ratings
Average Ratings
446
39
11
11
19

Great podcast

By AustinTX78712 - Jul 27 2019
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Ginger Campbell’s podcast is thoughtful and humane. It is not dazzling and does not waste your time.

Worth the time to listen

By Tanya.Davis1975 - Jul 26 2019
Read more
Brain Science is an easy to understand podcast that explains so much about neuroscience / brain function from multiple perspectives. Every episode (that I’ve listened to so far) features an expert thoughtfully interviewed in conversation style. I learn several new things with each interview.
Cover image of Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #2: 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
57 mins
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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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Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Oct 04 2011
56 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #6: 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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Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or submit voice feedback via Speakpipe.

Jan 25 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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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
52 mins
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Rank #8: 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.

Click here for free episode transcript.

Send email feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

The main brain website is http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Feb 15 2013
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #11: BSP 106 "Cognitive-Emotional Brain" with Luiz Pessoa

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Episode 106 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Luiz Pessoa, author of "The Cognitive-Emotional Brain: From Interactions to Integration." We explore the evidence that cognition and emotion are deeply intertwined at all levels of the brain with a focus on the evidence that the amygdala and thalamus do more than has been traditionally assumed. Although this episode is somewhat technical, the key ideas are accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.

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

Use the coupon code BSP-500 for a 50% discount on our new Premium Subscription.

Feb 18 2014
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #13: 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
51 mins
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Rank #14: 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.

Ginger Campbell, MD March 1, 2016

Mar 01 2016
52 mins
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Rank #15: BSP-27: Year-end Review for 2007

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#27 Brain Science Podcast: This episode is a brief review of the first year of the Brain Science Podcast. I review some of the major topics that we have explored including memory, consciousnesses, decision-making, body maps, and plasticity. Then we look ahead to next year.What was your favorite episode? What was the most important or interesting thing that you learned this year from listening to the Brain Science Podcast? Share your thoughts at the Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.For detailed show notes including a list of all the episodes aired in the past year go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.Episode length is approximately 24 minutes. There is a promo on the end for Mur Lafferty's new novel, Playing for Keeps. I want to thank Mur for inspiring me to start podcasting.

Dec 28 2007
26 mins
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Rank #16: 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
1 hour 2 mins
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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
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #18: 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.

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

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Jun 28 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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