Cognitive Dissonance with Carol Tavris (BS 175)
Carol Tavris (click to play audio, R click to download) This month’s episode of Brain Science features an extremely timely interview with Dr. Carol Tavris, co-author of the newly released third edition of Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. Cognitive Dissonance was actually discovered back in 1956 and it is one of the most well-replicated phenomena in experimental psychology. It  also impacts many aspects of our lives, including politics, which is why I am grateful to have Dr. Tavris back on the podcas...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - August 28, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Interviews Psychology Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"The Spontaneous Brain" with Georg Northoff (BS 174)
Georg Northoff (click to play interview) BS 174 is an interview with neuroscientist and philosopher Georg Northoff about his fascinating book The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind–Body to the World–Brain Problem. We explore the significance of the growing evidence that most of the brain's activity occurs independently of external stimuli with a focus on the implications of this finding for our understanding of how the brain generates consciousness.We recently explored the importance of the brain’s spontaneous activity with György Buzsáki (BS 172), but Northoff suggest...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 24, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research Consciousness Interviews Mind and Body Neuroscience Source Type: podcasts

"Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty" (BS 173)
Virginia “Ginger” Campbell, MD This month’s special episode of Brain Science features excerpt from the bestseller Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origin of Certainty by longtime host Dr. Ginger Campbell.. While it might seem ironic to talk about certainty during these extremely uncertain times, understanding how our brain generates the feeling of knowing or certainty is actually more relevant than ever.Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty is based on several early episodes of Brain Science and highlights the work of retired neurologist D...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - June 26, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Cognitive Science Consciousness Decision Making Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Psychology Source Type: podcasts

"The Brain from Inside Out" with Gy örgy Buzsáki (BS 172)
György Buzsáki (click to listen, Right click to download mp3) In this month’s episode of Brain Science I talk with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his new book The Brain from Inside Out. We explore how abandoning what he calls the "Outside In" approach to understanding the brain can lead to surprising new insights. This includes a new appreciation for the importance of the brain’s spontaneous activity and the implications for learning and memory.Note: Dr. Buzsáki first interview ( BSP 31 ) is now available free as an episode extra in t...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Rhythms and Oscillations Source Type: podcasts

"The Brain from the Inside Out" with Gy örgy Buzsáki (BS 172)
György Buzsáki (click to listen, Right click to download mp3) In this month’s episode of Brain Science I talk with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his new book The Brain from Inside Out. We explore how abandoning what he calls the "Outside In" approach to understanding the brain can lead to surprising new insights. This includes a new appreciation for the importance of the brain’s spontaneous activity and the implications for learning and memory.Note: Dr. Buzsáki first interview ( BSP 31 ) is now available free as an episode extra in t...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 22, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Rhythms and Oscillations Source Type: podcasts

Matthew Cobb on "The Idea of the Brain" (BS 171
Matthew Cobb (click to play, R click to download This episode of Brain Science is an interview with neuroscientist Matthew Cobb author of "The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience."Cobb approaches the history of neuroscience from a different perspective than previous writers. He writes from the perspective of a working scientist with a deep interest in the history of ideas and the interaction between science and culture. This approach makes for a fascinating discussion.Through out history assumptions about the brain have been influenced by both culture a...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 24, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"A Brain for Numbers" with Andreas Nieder (BS 170)
Andreas Nieder (click to play, R click to download) 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Episode Transcript Coming Soon!Premium Su...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - March 27, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Glial Cells with Doug Fields (BS 169)
Click to play interview. Right Click to download mp3. BS 169 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 sign...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - March 13, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research Glial Cells Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"Cognitive Gadgets" with Cecilia Heyes (BS 168
Cecelia Heyes (click to play, right click to download audio) 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. Her proposal that language is a cognitive gadget NOT a cognitive instinct is controversial and has very important implications.Cognitive Gadget...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 28, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Evolution Cognitive Science Interviews Language learning Podcast Show Notes Psychology Source Type: podcasts

Stanislas Dehaene on "How We Learn" (BS 167)
Stanislas Dehaene (Click to play, R click to download MP3) BS 167 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Ep...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 14, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Plasticity Cognitive Science Development Interviews learning Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Stephen Macknik works on Prosthetic Vision (BS 166)
Stephen Macknik, PhD (click image to play, Right click to download mp3) This week neuroscientist Stephen Macknik returns on Brain Science 166 to discuss an exciting new approach to prosthetic vision. Unlike traditional approaches electrodes are not required. He explains how this work is based on recent discoveries in vision research along with techniques like optogenetics.Episode 166 is more technical than usual but Dr. Macknik makes his work accessible to all listeners. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Episode Transcript: Coming SoonPremium Subsc...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - January 24, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Cognitive Science Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Vision Source Type: podcasts

Neuroscience and Magic (BS 165)
Click to play audio. Right click to download. BS 165 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 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 consequence...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - January 10, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

13 Years of Brain Science with Dr. Ginger Campbell (BS 164
Click to play, right click to download audio I am releasing this month’s episode of Brain Science a week early so that you can enjoy it during your Holiday travels. It is our 13th Annual Review episode. I share highlights from the episodes released in 2019 (153-163) plus some personal reflections on the recent 4-part series about Consciousness.I also announced that in 2020 Brain Science will come out twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Friday. Although the Brain Science Podcast was produced every other week during its first two years, it has been a monthly show for the last 10+ years. I hope th...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - December 20, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Source Type: podcasts

Christof Koch on the Neuroscience of Consciousness (BS 163)
Christof Koch (click to play interview, right click to download mp3) Christof Koch returns to Brain Science for the 3rd time and in BS 163 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Episode Transcript for $3 (Premium Link) (Also availabl...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - November 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Consciousness Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Philosophy of Mind Source Type: podcasts

"Rethinking Consciousness" with Michael Graziano (BS 162)
Michael Graziano (click to play, Right click to download audio. How does the brain generate subjective experience? This is what philosophers of mind have called Qualia and neuroscientist Michael Graziano proposes a fascinating answer In his new book Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience. In BS 162 explains how his Attention Schema Theory compliments several current theories of Consciousness by answering this critical question.His theory had two critical components: one is that whatever circuitry the brain uses to attribute consciousness to others, is also used to at...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - October 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Consciousness Interviews Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Joseph Ledoux (BS 161)
Joseph Ledoux (Photo by Diemet Strebe In his new book The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains respected neuroscientist Joseph Ledoux reaches two controversial conclusions. He say that emotion evolved after consciousness and that emotions are not the product of natural selection. We explore these ideas and much more in this month’s episode of Brain Science (BS 161). This is the second in our four part series about the neuroscience of consciousness.We also discuss why the term “Limbic System” has become outdated and should be avoided...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - September 27, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Source Type: podcasts

What is Consciousness? (BS 160)
Discussion of Self Comes To Mind by Antonio Damasio (BSP 90)Click here for additional episodes about consciousness.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/donationsLearn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/coachingSign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month.Check o...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - August 23, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research Cognitive Science Consciousness Emotion Mind and Body Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Kevin Mitchell, author "Innate" (BS 159)
Kevin Mitchel (click to play interview) Every parent knows that each child is born with an unique personality. In his new book Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are. Dr. Kevin Mitchell writes “We are different from each other in large part because of the way our brains get wired before we are born.” (page 7) A key idea is that much of much of our behavior is innate but this is only partly due to genetics. Events during brain development are equally important.Listen to BS 159 now to learn more about what science is revealing about this fascinating topic. (PS: we also tal...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Development Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Psychology Source Type: podcasts

Kevin Mitchell, author "Innate" (BS 159)
Kevin Mitchel (click to play interview) Every parent knows that each child is born with an unique personality. In his new book Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are. Dr. Kevin Mitchell writes “We are different from each other in large part because of the way our brains get wired before we are born.” (page 7) A key idea is that much of much of our behavior is innate but this is only partly due to genetics. Events during brain development are equally important.Listen to BS 159 now to learn more about what science is revealing about this fascinating topic. (PS: we also tal...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Development Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Psychology Source Type: podcasts

Philosopher Patricia Churchland talks about Conscience
Patricia Churchland with FarleyPhoto by Chris Johnson 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Episode Transcript for $3. (Free for Premium subscribers)Premium Subscribers have unlimited access to ALL old episodes and transcripts, as well...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - June 28, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Philosopher Patricia Churchland talks about Conscience
Patricia Churchland with FarleyPhoto by Chris Johnson 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Coming soon: Episode transcriptPremium Subscribers have unlimited access to ALL old episodes and transcripts, as well as extra content for selected...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - June 28, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"Remembering" with Donald MacKay (BS 157)
Donald Mackay (click to play interview) This month’s 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Episode Transcript for $3 (Premium link)Premium Subscri...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 24, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Cognitive Science Interviews Language Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"Remembering" with Donald Mackay (BS 157)
Donald Mackay (click to play interview)This month ’s episode of Brain Sciencefeatures 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.How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Coming Soon: Episode Transcript — delayed by illnessPremium Subscribers have unlimi...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 24, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Cognitive Science Interviews Language Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Can fMRI Read Your Mind? (BS 156 with Russ Poldrack)
Russell Poldrack (click to play audio) This month’s episode of Brain Science is an interview with Stanford psychologist Russell A Poldrack, author of The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts. We talk about the principles of how fMRI works and how new methods are overcoming some of the problems from the early days in the field. Because Dr. Poldrack has been in the field since its infancy, he is uniquely placed to give us both an overview of the history and an analysis of its progress. We emphasize several important principles that must be honored in orde...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books brain imaging Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Psychology Source Type: podcasts

Can fMRI Read Your Mind? (BS 156 with Russ Poldrack)
Russell Poldrack (click to play audio) This month’s episode of Brain Science is an interview with Stanford psychologist Russell A Poldrack, author of The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts. We talk about the principles of how fMRI works and how new methods are overcoming some of the problems from the early days in the field. Because Dr. Poldrack has been in the field since its infancy, he is uniquely placed to give us both an overview of the history and an analysis of its progress. We emphasize several important principles that must be honored in orde...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books brain imaging Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Psychology Source Type: podcasts

Neuroscience and AI with Paul Middlebrooks (BS 155)
Paul Middlebrooks host of Brain-Inspired podcast 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 (AI).We explore topics such as Deep Learning and the challenges of interdisciplinary science. Neural nets and other forms of AI may be inspired by real neurons, but they are actually very different. On the other hand the scientists working AI have developed techniques for dealing with large amounts of data. These techniques have pot...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - March 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Artificial Intelligence Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Neuroscience and AI with Paul Middlebrooks (BS 155)
Paul Middlebrooks host of Brain-Inspired podcast 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 (AI).We explore topics such as Deep Learning and the challenges of interdisciplinary science. Neural nets and other forms of AI may be inspired by real neurons, but they are actually very different. On the other hand the scientists working AI have developed techniques for dealing with large amounts of data. These techniques have pot...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - March 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Artificial Intelligence Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Successful Aging with psychologist Alan Castel (BS 154)
Alan Castel (Click to Play interview) 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Episode Transcript for $3. [Free for Premium subscribers]Premium Subscribers have unlim...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Interviews Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Successful Aging with psychologist Alan Castel (BS 154)
Alan Castel (Click to Play interview) 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Buy Episode Transcript for $3. [Free for Premium subscribers]Premium Subscribers have unlim...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Interviews Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Understanding the Brain with John Dowling (BS 153)
John E Dowling (click to play, right click to download mp3) 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. I first featured Dr. Dowling’s work back in BSP 4 and I am making this episode available as free extra content for users of the free Brain Science mobile app.Understanding the Brain is a book intended for students in other disciplines who want to get an overview of neuroscience. Meanwhile, those who are interested in more ...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Understanding the Brain with John Dowling (BS 153)
John E Dowling (click to play, right click to download mp3) 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. I first featured Dr. Dowling’s work back in BSP 4 and I am making this episode available as free extra content for users of the free Brain Science mobile app.Understanding the Brain is a book intended for students in other disciplines who want to get an overview of neuroscience. Meanwhile, those who are interested in more ...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

12th Annual Review Episode (BSP 152)
Discussion of The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis by Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson.AnnouncementsBrain Science is now available in Pandora.Unfortunately I have decided to cancel the trip to Australia that I had planned for May 2019 because too few listeners signed up.There will be some changes in Premium and Patreon subscriptions in January 2019:Premium subscribers have unlimited access to the entire back catalog of Brain Science podcasts, as well as transcripts,  and Facebook Live audio.The new Premium rates will be $8.49 per month, $48 for six months, and $92 for a year. Current sub...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - December 28, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Emotion Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

12th Annual Review Episode (BSP 152)
Discussion of The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis by Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson.AnnouncementsBrain Science is now available in Pandora.Unfortunately I have decided to cancel the trip to Australia that I had planned for May 2019 because too few listeners signed up.There will be some changes in Premium and Patreon subscriptions in January 2019:Premium subscribers have unlimited access to the entire back catalog of Brain Science podcasts, as well as transcripts,  and Facebook Live audio.The new Premium rates will be $8.49 per month, $48 for six months, and $92 for a year. Current sub...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - December 28, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Emotion Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Neuroscience of Emotion (BS 151)
Click image to play audio 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Episode Transcript [Buy for $2] [Free for Premium and Patreon supporters]Premium Subscribers have unlimited access to ALL old episodes and transcripts, as well as extra content ...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - November 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Emotion Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Neuroscience of Emotion (BS 151)
Click image to play audio 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. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Episode Transcript [Buy for $2] [Free for Premium and Patreon supporters]Premium Subscribers have unlimited access to ALL old episodes and transcripts, as well as extra content ...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - November 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Emotion Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Explore the Synaptome with Seth Grant (BS 150)
Seth Grant (click image to play interview) Dr. Seth Grant, director of the Genes To Cognition project in the UK, has been studying the molecular biology of the synapse for decades. This month marks his fourth appearance on Brain Science (BS 150). In his latest interview we discuss the findings of his latest paper in Neuron, and he also provides an overview of how this paper fits into his larger body of work. Longtime listeners will appreciate this update, but the material is also accessible to new listeners of all backgrounds.In earlier work Grant and his team discovered that vertebrate synapses ar...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - October 26, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Evolution Brain Research Interviews learning Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Explore the Synaptome with Seth Grant (BS 150)
Seth Grant (click image to play interview) Dr. Seth Grant, director of the Genes To Cognition project in the UK, has been studying the molecular biology of the synapse for decades. This month marks his fourth appearance on Brain Science (BS 150). In his latest interview we discuss the findings of his latest paper in Neuron, and he also provides an overview of how this paper fits into his larger body of work. Longtime listeners will appreciate this update, but the material is also accessible to new listeners of all backgrounds.In earlier work Grant and his team discovered that vertebrate synapses ar...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - October 26, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Evolution Brain Research Interviews learning Memory Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Dean Burnett, author of "Happy Brain" (BS 149)
Dean Burnett (Click to play interview) Dr. Dean Burnett from Cardiff Wales enjoys sharing neuroscience with his unique sense of humor. In his first book Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up, he debunked several myths about the power of the human brain. In his new book Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why Burnett takes us beyond oversimplifications, such as “dopamine causes happiness,” and explores the complex role that things like humor and fame play in our lives. This is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to st...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - September 29, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research dopamine Emotion Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Dean Burnett, author of "Happy Brain" (BS 149)
Dean Burnett (Click to play interview) Dr. Dean Burnett from Cardiff Wales enjoys sharing neuroscience with his unique sense of humor. In his first book Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up, he debunked several myths about the power of the human brain. In his new book Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why Burnett takes us beyond oversimplifications, such as “dopamine causes happiness,” and explores the complex role that things like humor and fame play in our lives. This is an episode for listeners of all backgrounds. How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to st...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - September 29, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research dopamine Emotion Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Encore interview with Eve Marder (BS 148)
Eve Marder as drawn by B Marder Last month (BS 147) I discussed Charlotte Nassim's wonderful biography of pioneering neuroscientist Dr Eve Marder, so this month I am sharing the interview I did with her back in 2009. I originally learned of Dr. Marder's work when I went to Neuroscience 2008, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. At that time Dr. Marder was serving as the president of SfN so we talk a bit about that during our conversation. We also talk about what it was like for her as a member of the first large cohort of women entering science. Everything in this interview remains t...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - August 24, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Encore interview with Eve Marder (BS 148
Eve Marder as drawn by B Marder Last month (BS 147) I discussed Charlotte Nassim's wonderful biography of pioneering neuroscientist Dr Eve Marder, so this month I am sharing the interview I did with her back in 2009. I originally learned of Dr. Marder's work when I went to Neuroscience 2008, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. At that time Dr. Marder was serving as the president of SfN so we talk a bit about that during our conversation. We also talk about what it was like for her as a member of the first large cohort of women entering science. Everything in this interview remains t...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - August 24, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Eve Marder's Life in Neuroscience (BS147)
Charlotte Nassim's new book Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience describes the intellectual journey of one of neuroscientists true pioneers. Not only has Dr. Marder been part of the field since its early days, but she has consistently done paradigm shifting work. Although Nassim never mentions the Nobel Prize, I suspect that many readers will come away convinced that Marder deserves that award.In BS 147 I provide an overview of Marder's career based on Nassim's meticulous research. The emphasis is on Marder's key contributions including those related to neuromodulation, the dynamic clamp technique, a...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Eve Marder's Life in Neuroscience (BS147)
Charlotte Nassim's new book Lessons from the Lobster: Eve Marder's Work in Neuroscience describes the intellectual journey of one of neuroscientists true pioneers. Not only has Dr. Marder been part of the field since its early days, but she has consistently done paradigm shifting work. Although Nassim never mentions the Nobel Prize, I suspect that many readers will come away convinced that Marder deserves that award.In BS 147 I provide an overview of Marder's career based on Nassim's meticulous research. The emphasis is on Marder's key contributions including those related to neuromodulation, the dynamic clamp technique, a...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Biological Mind with Alan Jasanoff (BS 146)
Alan Jasanoff (click to play interview) In his new book The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are, Dr Alan Jasanoff from MIT argues against what he calls the cerebral mystique, which is the tendency to view the human brain as much more autonomous and mysterious than it really is. Our conversation (BS 146) brings together several key ideas that have been discussed on past episodes of Brain Science, but our emphasis is on the fact the Mind is not just the Brain because the Mind is created by the interaction of the Brain with both the Body and its environm...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - June 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Cognitive Science Consciousness Embodiment Interviews Mind and Body Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Biological Mind with Alan Jasanoff (BS 146)
Alan Jasanoff (click to play interview) In his new book The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are, Dr Alan Jasanoff from MIT argues against what he calls the cerebral mystique, which is the tendency to view the human brain as much more autonomous and mysterious than it really is. Our conversation (BS 146) brings together several key ideas that have been discussed on past episodes of Brain Science, but our emphasis is on the fact the Mind is not just the Brain because the Mind is created by the interaction of the Brain with both the Body and its environm...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - June 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Cognitive Science Consciousness Embodiment Interviews Mind and Body Neuroscience Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

The Reading Brain with Maryanne Wolf (BS 145)
Dr Maryanne Wolf (click to play audio) In her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, Dr. Maryanne Wolf revisits some of the key ideas of her wonderful first book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Since Dr. Wolf was one of my earliest guests back in BSP 29, I was eager to talk with her again. In BS 145 we touch on several key ideas. First, she emphasized again that reading is very different from language. All normal humans learn their first language, almost automatically as long as they are exposed to language during the critical period early in life, but...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 25, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Plasticity Interviews learning Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Reading and the Brain Source Type: podcasts

The Reading Brain with Maryanne Wolf (BS 145)
Dr Maryanne Wolf (click to play audio) In her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, Dr. Maryanne Wolf revisits some of the key ideas of her wonderful first book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. Since Dr. Wolf was one of my earliest guests back in BSP 29, I was eager to talk with her again. In BS 145 we touch on several key ideas. First, she emphasized again that reading is very different from language. All normal humans learn their first language, almost automatically as long as they are exposed to language during the critical period early in life, but...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 25, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Plasticity Interviews learning Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Reading and the Brain Source Type: podcasts

Language in the Brain (BS 144) with Angela Friederici
Angela Friederici (click image to play audio) Angela Friederici’s new book Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity captures decades of research. Although the book is quite technical, our recent conversation (BS 144) provides an excellent overview to listeners of all backgrounds. Our earliest knowledge was acquired from patients with brain lesions, but newer tools allow researchers to correlate concepts from Linguistics, such as phonology, syntax and semantics, with the neuroscientific tools such as EEG and imaging.EEG evidence shows that phonology (sound) and syntax (g...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books brain imaging Brain Research Interviews Linquistics Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Language in the Brain (BS 144) with Angela Friederici
Angela Friederici’s new book Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity captures decades of research. Although the book is quite technical, our recent conversation (BS 144) provides an excellent overview to listeners of all backgrounds. Our earliest knowledge was acquired from patients with brain lesions, but newer tools allow researchers to correlate concepts from Linguistics, such as phonology, syntax and semantics, with the neuroscientific tools such as EEG and imaging.EEG evidence shows that phonology (sound) and syntax (grammar) are processed very quickly (by ~150ms) and automatically, while...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 27, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books brain imaging Brain Research Interviews Linquistics Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts