Brain Science With Ginger Campbell, Md: Neuroscience For Everyone

Sinopsis

Brain Science is hosted by Ginger Campbell, MD. It explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Episodios

  • BS 170 Numbers in the Brain with Andreas Nieder

    BS 170 Numbers in the Brain with Andreas Nieder

    27/03/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    BS 170 is an interview with Andreas Nieder, author of "A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct." We talk about the surprising discovery that a wide variety of animals have a number instinct, which is called the approximate number system. This appears to provide the basis for the more abstract mathematical abilities that are seen in humans. We also explore the relationship between mathematics and language. Links and References: A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct by Andreas Nieder The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition (2011) by Stanislas Dehaene Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts. Please Visit Our Sponsors: TextExpander at http://textexpander.com/podcast Announcements:   In April 2020 Brain Science returns to a monthly schedule: it return to the 4th Friday of every month. The expanded 2nd Edition of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty will be published in l

  • BS 169 Glial Cells with Doug Fields (Encore)

    BS 169 Glial Cells with Doug Fields (Encore)

    13/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    This episode is an exploration of glial cells with R Douglas Fields, author of "The Other Brain: The Scientific and Medical Breakthroughs That Will Heal Our Brains and Revolutionize Our Health." Glial Cells outnumber the neurons in our nervous system, but until the last few years they were thought to merely support cells. Dr. Fields takes us through the discovery that they have their own signaling methods and are much more important than we ever imagined. This interview first aired in 2010, but Dr. Fields reviewed the original transcript and made no significant corrections. What was once controversial is now mainstream. I recorded a new introduction and summary and I have included some more recent references below. Links and References: The Other Brain: The Scientific and Medical Breakthroughs That Will Heal Our Brains and Revolutionize Our Health by R. Douglas Fields Fields, R.D., Bukalo, O. Myelin makes memories. Nat Neurosci(2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-0606-x Fields, R.D., The Brain Learns

  • BS168 Cecilia Heyes author of Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking

    BS168 Cecilia Heyes author of "Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking"

    28/02/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    BS 168 is an interview with psychologist Cecilia Heyes from Oxford University in the UK. We talk about her fascinating book "Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking." Our focus is on exploring the evidence that several cognitive skills that appear to be unique to humans are learned from other people rather than being inherited genetically as is often assumed. The proposal that language is a cognitive gadget NOT a cognitive instinct is controversial and has very important implications. Links and References: Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking by Cecilia Heyes Oostenbroek J, Slaughter, V, et. Al. (2016). Comprehensive longitudinal study challenges the existence of neonatal imitation in humans. Current Biology 26(10), 1334-1338. See show notes at http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional links and references. Please Visit Our Sponsors: TextExpander at http://textexpander.com/podcast Announcements: Brain Science comes out on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month. The expanded

  • BS 167 Stanislas Dehaene explores How We Learn

    BS 167 Stanislas Dehaene explores "How We Learn"

    14/02/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    This is an interview with Stanislas Dehaene about his new book How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now.  According to neuroscientist Dehaene neuroscience has revealed that human babies are incredible "learning machines" whose abilities exceed those of the best current artificial intelligence. We explore why this is so and how this information could be used to help learners (and teachers) of all ages. Links and References: How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now by Stanislas Dehaene Visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts. Announcements: A 2nd expanded edition of Dr. Campbell's book Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty will be released in May 2020. Please join the Brain Science podcast Group on Goodreads at http://brainscienceforum.com. Brain Science comes out on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a scre

  • BS 166: Stephen Macknik talks about Vision Research

    BS 166: Stephen Macknik talks about Vision Research

    24/01/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    Brain Science 166 features the return of neuroscientist Stephen Macknik. We talk about his recent work that is focused on developing a new visual prosthesis based on recent discoveries and techniques like optogenetics. This episode is more technical than usual but Dr. Macknik makes the material accessible to all listeners. Links and References: http://macknik.neuralcorrelate.com YouTube video: https://youtu.be/TiA1W1OnU9c Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for  additional references and episode transcripts. Please Visit Our Sponsor: The Great Courses Plus: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/ginger Announcements:   Brain Science comes out on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn how you can support Brain Science at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for iOS, A

  • 165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

    165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

    10/01/2020 Duración: 38min

    This episode is an encore presentation of an interview with neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. We talk about their international bestseller "Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions." Macknik and Martinez-Conde are neuroscientists who study vision, but several years ago they had the innovative idea of collaborating with magicians to explore how their use of both visual and cognitive illusions reveals secrets about how our brains work. This may sound esoteric, but it has practical consequences, especially for making sound decisions in our complex world. I will be back in 2 weeks with a new interview with Stephen Macknik. Links and References: Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions by Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde Stephen Macknik Susana Martinez-Conde Please Visit Our Sponsors: BetterHelp at http://betterhelp.com/ginger TextExpander at TextExpander.com/podcast Announcements:  

  • Brain Science 2020 (Trailer)

    Brain Science 2020 (Trailer)

    03/01/2020 Duración: 04min

    Brain Science is entering its 14th year and for the first time since 2008 I will be producing two episodes a month. They will come out  on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month. This trailer provides a brief introduction to new listeners and a few announcements. The next full episode will be released on January 10, 2020.

  • BS 164 Thirteenth Annual Review Episode

    BS 164 Thirteenth Annual Review Episode

    20/12/2019 Duración: 01h11min

    This is our 13th annual review episode. I share a few highlights from episodes 153-163 and include a few extra reflections on the recent 4-part series about the neuroscience of Consciousness. This month's episode transcript is included for FREE. Partial list of Books/Authors featured in 2019: Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition by John E. Dowling (BS 153) Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging by Alan D. Castel (BS 154) Brain Inspired (podcast) with Paul Middlebrooks (BS 155) The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts by Russell A. Poldrack (BS 156) Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works by Donald G. MacKay (BS 157) Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition by Patricia Churchland (BS 158) Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are by Kevin J. Mitchell (BS 159) Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas

  • Extra: Susan Schneider, author of Artificial You

    Extra: Susan Schneider, author of "Artificial You"

    15/12/2019

    This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with Susan Schneider, author of a fascinating new book called Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind. Schneider's book goes beyond the question of whether AI might become conscious to issues that might affect us on a more personal level.   I am cross posting this in the feed for Brain Science because there is an obvious overlap with the issue of consciousness, which we often discuss on Brain Science. Links and References: Susan Schneider (personal website) Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind by Susan Schneider Announcements: Plesae complete a brief audience survy. Send email to docartemis@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. Please support Books and Ideas via Patreon at http://patreon.com/booksandideas. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Books and Ideas in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/boo

  • BS 163 Christof Koch on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

    BS 163 Christof Koch on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness

    22/11/2019 Duración: 59min

    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. Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Please Visit Our Sponsors: TextExpander @http://textexpander.com/podcast BetterHelp @http://betterhelp.com/ginger Announcements: Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about Premium Content at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Learn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainscien

  • BS 162 Rethinking Consciousness with Michael Graziano

    BS 162 "Rethinking Consciousness" with Michael Graziano

    25/10/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    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: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Announcements:   Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about Premium Content at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Learn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/coaching Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for iOS, Android, and Wind

  • BS 161 Joseph Ledoux

    BS 161 Joseph Ledoux

    27/09/2019 Duración: 01h31min

    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. Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Announcements:   Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about Premium Content at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Learn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/coaching Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatical

  • BS 160 Neuroscience of Consciousness

    BS 160 Neuroscience of Consciousness

    23/08/2019 Duración: 01h27min

    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." Books featured in BS 160 (listed in the order cited): Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas Dehaene (2014) The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll (2016) The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by Antonio Damasio (2018) From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett (2017) Consciousness Demystified by Todd E. Feinberg, MD and Jon M. Mallatt, PhD   Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast

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

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

    26/07/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    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.) Links and References: Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are by Kevin J. Mitchell Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for additional references and episode transcripts. Announcements:   Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about how to support the show at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Learn about Dr. Campb

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

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

    28/06/2019 Duración: 01h13min

    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. Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Announcements: Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about Premium Content at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations. You can now donate via Venmo. Learn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/coaching Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Check ou

  • 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

    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"

    24/05/2019 Duración: 01h18min

    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. Please go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts. Announcements: Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about Premium Content at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Please Visit Our Sponsors: Babbel: the worlds leading language learning app TextExpander: an app for Mac and Windows that saves you

  • BS 156 Russell Poldrack talks about Brain Imaging (fMRI)

    BS 156 Russell Poldrack talks about Brain Imaging (fMRI)

    26/04/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    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 Thoughts. We 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. Announcements: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Please visit this month's sponsor: TextExpander Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast

  • BS 155 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with Paul Middlebrooks

    BS 155 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with Paul Middlebrooks

    22/03/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    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. Announcements: Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Connect on Social Media: Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast

  • BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging

    BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging

    22/02/2019 Duración: 01h49s

    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.  Please visit our sponsors: Babbel TextExpander  

  • BS 153 Understanding the Brain with John Dowling

    BS 153 "Understanding the Brain" with John Dowling

    25/01/2019 Duración: 01h25min

    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. Please visit our sponsor: Babbel Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or submit voice feedback via Speakpipe.  

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