Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

By Ginger Campbell, MD

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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.

Episode Date
BS 146 Alan Jasanoff on The Biological Mind
55:31

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.

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Jun 21, 2018
BS 145 The Reading Brain with Maryanne Wolf
58:02

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
BS 144 Language in the Brain with Angela Friederici
51:01

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
BS 143 Creativity with Elkhonon Goldberg
53:42

BS 143 is an interview with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, author of Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation. We explore the roles of both the pre-frontal lobes and the right cerebral hemisphere, and we consider how the rapid rate of change may actually be decreasing the incidence of dementia by forcing older people to learn new skills rather than getting stuck in the rut of years of "auto-pilot."

Show notes and episode transcripts are available at http:brainsciencepodcast.com.

Important new announcement: Starting on the first Thursday in April (April 5, 2018) at 8PM Central Time, Dr. Campbell will be hosting a monthly Facebook Book Live session which will be available on her profile page and the Brain Science podcast Fan Page.

Questions and comments can be submitted ahead of time or during the session. A recorded version will be available for Premium subscribers and Patreon supporters.

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Mar 23, 2018
BS 142 Michael Graziano explores Peripersonal Neurons
56:02

BS 142 is an interview with neuroscientist Michael Graziano about his latest book The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature. We explore the discovery of peripersonal neurons and discover how deeply they are imbedded in our daily lives.

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

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This episode will be discussed on the Brain Science Podcast Fan Page via Facebook live on  Thursday April 12 at 8PM Central Time.

Feb 23, 2018
BS 141 Rodrigo Quian Quiroga on Memory and Perception
52:25

BS 141 is an interview with Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, author of The Forgetting Machine: Memory, Perception, and the "Jennifer Aniston Neuron."  We explore how our brains construct both perception and memory, with an emphasis on meaning over exact detail. We also explore why this is important and how it makes humans very different from artificial intelligence.

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Jan 25, 2018
BS 140 Brain Science Review of 2017
49:03

BS 140 is our 11th Annual Review episode. We look back at the highlights from 2017. New listeners will get a good feel for the ideas and guests that appeared, while regular listeners will have a chance to review a few key ideas. This year I also include a few highlights from the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

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Dec 22, 2017
BS 139 Jeff Hawkins from Numenta
01:04:10

Jeff Hawkins founded Numenta in 2005, shortly after publishing his best seller "On Intelligence." Numenta's goal is to create a computer model of how the human cortex functions and more importantly advance our theoretical understanding of why it has the structure that it does. In BS 139 Hawkins describes some of his team's latest research and some exciting new ideas.

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

 

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Nov 27, 2017
BS 138 John Medina: Brain Rules for Aging Well
01:05:08

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.

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Oct 23, 2017
BS 137 Seth Grant: "Genetic Lifespan Calendar"
53:54

In BS 137 neuroscientist Seth Grant describes his surprising new discovery that brain complexity is controlled by a "genetic lifespan calendar" that determines the timing of brain changes through out the lifespan. We also explore the exciting implications of this discovery.

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Sep 25, 2017
BS 136 Why Reading Science Matters
01:15:14

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
BS 135 Lisa Barrett on How Emotions Are Made
01:30:19

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.

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Jul 31, 2017
BS 134 Remember Jaak Panksepp, pioneer of Affective Neuroscience
01:08:58

Dr. Jaak Panksepp, pioneer of Affective Neuroscience died in April 2017 at the age of 73. Because he was one of our most popular guests we are replaying his first interview from 2010.

Please visit Brain Science website for detailed show notes and links to transcripts.

Here are links to the show notes for his other free interviews.

BS 91

Books and Ideas 51

In the next episode we will explore newer theories of emotion, but I think Dr. Panksepp's legacy is worth honoring.

 

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Jul 05, 2017
BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel
01:04:10

How many neurons does the typical human brain contain? The oft-quoted number of 100 billion turns out to have been a guess that was wrong! By a lot! Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is the Brazilian neuroscientist who developed a revolutionary new technique for accurately counting the neurons in brains of all sizes. She shocked the scientific community when she determined that the average human brain contains only 86 billion neurons, but we still have more neurons in our cerebral cortex than any other species. Learn what all this means in Brain Science 133.

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Apr 26, 2017
BS 132 William Uttal on the limitations of brain imaging
01:10:31

Dr. William Uttal first appeared on the Brain Science Podcast back in 2012. He was a long time critic of over reliance of certain types of brain imaging, especially fMRI, in cognitive neuroscience. Sadly, he died in February 2017, so in his honor I am replaying that original interview. The points he made are just as relevant now as they were 5 years ago.

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  • I am planning to attend this year's Society of Neuroscience Meeting, which is being held in Washington DC November 11-15, 2017. Please email at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com if you are going to be in Washington during those dates. If there is enough interest I will arrange a listener meet-up.
  • I am also in the early stages of planning a trip to Australia in 2018 and would love to hear from Australian listeners for ideas and advice, including leads on speaking opportunities.

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Mar 31, 2017
BS 131: What is Mind? part 2 of our 10th Anniversary Retrospective
46:33

In this episode we focus on the most recent 5 years of Brain Science, looking back at our guests and topics with a focus on the question What is Mind? Since there is no consensus about this deeply human question, I am sharing how my own thoughts have grown and evolved over 10 years of reading, talking to scientists and philosophers and creating this podcast.

Since this is part 2 of our 10 years celebration, I have also included some more listener feedback. Thanks to everyone who has sent me feedback since the show started in December 2006. You are the reason I hope to continue to create new episodes in 2017 and beyond.

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Jan 30, 2017
Brain Science 130 Ten Year Anniversary, Part 1 - The Early Years
42:28

In this episode, Dr. Ginger Campbell celebrates The Brain Science Podcast/Brain Science's 10 year anniversary. This episode focuses on the first 5 years of the podcast. Find out how the show got started and listen as Dr. Campbell shares some of her most memorable episodes. We also have some listener feedback, so join us for the celebration!

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Dec 21, 2016
Brain Science: 10th Anniversary Preview
05:15

In December, Brain Science (podcast) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. I want to include listener feedback so I posted this brief call to action.

Please send your mp3 or email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Also, if you enjoy our sponsor Audible.com, please check out Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M. by Suzanne Corkin.

Nov 20, 2016
BSP 129 Dr. Brenda Milner: Neuropsychology and the Study of Memory
52:38

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.

 

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Oct 05, 2016
BSP 128 Jon Mallatt: Primary Consciousness and Experience
01:17:06
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!
 
 
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Sep 01, 2016
Brain Science: Information for Listeners
09:49

Brain Science (formerly the Brain Science Podcast) has been on a 6 month hiatus. This short audio provides information for both new listeners and longtime fans. I talk briefly about the background and content of the show. Then I explain how to get more out of our website at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Finally I review all the options for supporting the show.

Feel free to send questions and feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Aug 23, 2016
BSP 127 Placebo Research Update with Fabrizio Benedetti
52:25

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
BSP 126 Andy Clark on Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind
01:06:58
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.
 
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Jan 28, 2016
BSP 125 Ninth Annual Review Episode
01:07:25

BSP 125 is our ninth annual review episode. I briefly review a few key ideas from each episode and then look forward to 2016. Check out the show notes at http://brainsciencepodcast.com for a list of all of this year's guests and a list of what books were featured.

The transcript for this episode is FREE.

Dec 23, 2015
BSP 124 After Phrenology with Michael Anderson
01:07:11

In BSP 124 philosopher turned neuroscientist Michael Anderson talks about his new book "After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain." One of the most surprising recent discoveries in neuroscience has been that every part of the brain actually participates in multiple coalitions and functions. This means asking WHERE a certain function is located or WHAT a particular region does are obsolete questions.

While the book is quite technical our conversation presents the key ideas in a way that will be accessible to listeners of all backgrounds. We also consider how neural reuse fits into the embodied cognition approach that we have discussed in previous episodes.

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Nov 24, 2015
BSP 123 Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition with Anthony Chemero
01:10:59

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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Oct 28, 2015
BSP 122 Neurobiology of Placebos
01:02:39

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.

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Sep 28, 2015
BSP Summer Announcements
23:33

Due to circumstances beyond my control the next full episode of the Brain Science Podcast will be delayed until mid-late September. This announcement explains why and also includes important information about BSP 121 (a revised version is available). It also explains some recent changes in the Premium Subscription. Finally the last 16 minutes shares some personal memories about my husband Dr. Dennis G Smith.

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

Aug 30, 2015
BSP 121 Interoception with Dr. AD (Bud) Craig
53:00

BSP 121 is an interview with AD (Bud) Craig, author of  "How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self." Dr. Craig has made some surprising discoveries about how information about our body's inner state (interoception) reaches our awareness. We talk about the implications of these discoveries for understanding both consciousness and mental illness.

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Jul 28, 2015
BSP 120 Ed Taub Part 2
50:01

BSP 120 is the second half of my interview with Dr. Ed Taub, pioneer of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CI Therapy), which is a revolutionary approach to rehabilating people with stroke and other brain injuries.

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

 

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Jul 03, 2015
BSP 119 Dr. Ed Taub: Stroke Rehab and Brain Plasticity (neuroplasticity)
38:24

BSP 119 is the first half of a new interview with Dr. Edward Taub who last appeared on the Brain Science Podcast back in Episode 28. His Constraint Induced (CT) Therapy is a pioneering rehabilitation method that taps into brain plasticity to help patients with a wide variety of brain injuries.

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

If you are using the free Brain Science Mobile App be sure to check this episode's extras for additional free content (BSP 10).

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May 25, 2015
BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone
57:07

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.

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Apr 28, 2015
BSP 117: Michael Gazzaniga, father of cognitive neuroscience
40:37

BSP 117 is an interview with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Michael Gazzaniga. We focus on his new autobiography "Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience."

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

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Mar 22, 2015
BSP 116 Norman Doidge, MD on "The Brain's Way of Healing"
01:09:01

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.

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Feb 22, 2015
BSP 115 Evan Thompson: Eastern Philosophy meets Western Neuroscience
58:11

BSP 115 is an interview with Evan Thompson about his new book Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.

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

Jan 29, 2015
BSP 114 Eighth Annual Review Episode
38:01

The Brain Science Podcast celebrated its eighth anniversary on December 5, 2014, which makes this our 8th annual review episode. Topics discussed in 2014 included brain plasticity, the interaction of cognition and emotion, sleep, consciousness, "neuromania," exercise and the brain, and mirror neurons. This episode provides a review for regular listeners and gives new listeners an idea of what's available in episodes 105-113.

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Special Note: The transcript for this episode is FREE. It is included in the Episode Extras on our Free Mobile app or JUST CLICK HERE.

Dec 22, 2014
BSP 113 Dalai Lama at UAB
32:22

BSP 113 features highlights and excerpts from the event "Neuroplasticity and Healing," which was held at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on October 25, 2014. The event featured His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and neuroscientists Norman Doidge, Michael Merzenich, and Edward Taub.

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Nov 26, 2014
BSP 112 What do Mirror Neurons Do?
55:24

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.

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Oct 16, 2014
BSP 111 Exercise and the Brain
01:04:42

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.

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Sep 02, 2014
BSP 110 Neurobiology for Dummies
01:03:52

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.

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Jul 26, 2014
extra episode: Dr. John Ratey Returns
57:50

This is an episode of my other podcast, Books and Ideas. It is an interview with Dr. John Ratey about his latest book "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization." It isn't about neuroscience per sebut I think it will interest many of you, especially if you are interested in how your lifestyle choices effect your brain and overall health.

This transcript for this episode is FREE.

Please visit http://booksandideas.com for more episodes.

The next episode of the Brain Science Podcast will be released in late July 2014.

Jun 24, 2014
BSP 104: 2013 Year End Review
57:14

Episode 104 of the Brain Science Podcast is our Seventh Annual Review Episode. We review the key ideas that we explored in 2013 and I explain the new Premium Subscription launching at the end of December.

Please visit brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes.

Dec 26, 2013
BSP 94: Linguist Benjamin Bergen
01:01:35

Episode 94 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Bejamin Bergen, author of "Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning."

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Feb 25, 2013
Extra: Why Animal Emotions Matter
01:02:01

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. 

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Feb 15, 2013
BSP 93: Pain (Part 1)
57:58

Episode 93 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Dr. Fernando Cervero. Dr. Cervero is the current president of the international Association for the Study of Pain and author of "Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain."

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

Jan 25, 2013
BSP 92 Neuroscience Review with Transcript
40:17

Episode 92 is the Sixth Annual Review Episode of the Brain Science Podcast. If you have been listening all year you will find this is a great way to revisit and remember some highlights and key ideas. IF you are a new listener this episode provides a nice overview of 2012, which included 10 interviews and 2 additional book reviews. Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for links to all the episodes and the free episode transcripts.

Dec 28, 2012
Extra: Terrence Deacon on Books and Ideas
01:06:51

Episode 47 of Books and Ideas is being released simultaneously in the Brain Science Podcast feed. It is an interview with Terrence Deacon, PhD., author of "Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter." We talk about the ongoing quest to explain the emergence of life, mind, and purpose using the known laws of physics (with out the need for any supernatural extras).

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Jul 16, 2012
BSP 83: William Uttal: Is brain imaging the new phrenology?
01:03:36

Episode 83 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with William Uttal, PhD, author of "Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience." We look critically at the current role of brain imaging and why it falls short as a tool for unraveling the mystery of how mind emerges from the brain.

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

Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com. She is also @docartemis on Twitter.

Mar 23, 2012
BSP 80 Fifth Annual Review Episode with transcript
43:51

In BSP 80 we look back at Year 5 of the Brain Science Podcast. We also reflect on what we have learned about brain health. This episode contains useful information for both new listeners and long-time fans.

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

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Dec 30, 2011
BSP Extra: Cognitive Dissonance with Dr. Carol Tavris
56:01

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
Extra: Vaccines Save Lives!
57:30

I have included Episode 25 of Books and Ideas in the feed for the Brain Science Podcast because it is a discussion of the alleged connection between vaccines and autism. In this episode I interview Dr. Paul Offit, author of "Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure." Despite overwhelming scientific evidence against a relationship between vaccines and autism, vaccine opponents continue to frighten and confuse parents. Meanwhile we are beginning to see the re-emergence of preventable and potentially life-threatening diseases among the increasing numbers of unvaccinated children.

Dr. Offit's book provides a thorough discussion of the science and politics of the controversy. I hope this interview with motivate you to read "Autism's False Prophets" and to share it with others.


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Jan 31, 2009
BSP-52: 2nd Annual Review Episode
50:29

Episode 52 of the Brain Science Podcast is our Second Annual Review Episode. We review the highlights of 2008 and also talk briefly about our plans for 2009. The episode is aimed at all listeners, but should be especially helpful for newer listeners because there is an extensive discussion of the other on-line resources available to listeners including our website and Discussion Forum.

Go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com for detailed show notes and links.

Send email to docartemis at gmail.com or post feedback in the Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com/.

The Brain Science Podcast is supported by listener donations via PayPal. Donations can also be mailed to:

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Dec 19, 2008
PROMO for Books and Ideas Podcast
01:24

This is a brief promo to remind you to check out my other podcast Books and Ideas. Episode 19 is an interview with Dan Ariely best-selling author of  Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.

You can find all the episodes in iTunes or by going to http://booksandideas.com/.

Apr 26, 2008
BSP-27: Year-end Review for 2007
26:21

#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