Molecular Biologist Guy Caldwell (BS 204)
Guy Caldwell (click to play, r click to download This month's episode is an encore presentation of an interview with Dr. Guy Caldwell from the University of Alabama. Dr. Caldwell explains how tools from molecular biology make it possible to use the famous C. Elegans roundworm to improve our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease.Dr. Caldwell will return to Brain Science next month to give us an update on his work. Free audio Mp3 Free Episode Transcript Listen in your Favorite Audio app: Audible, Amazon music, Pandora, Spotify, Y...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - January 27, 2023 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Research dopamine Encore Episode Interviews Neuroscience Source Type: podcasts

Highlights from Brain Science in 2022 (BS 203)
click to play; right click to download mp3 This month's episode (BS 203) celebrates the 16th Anniversary of Brain Science with the annual review episode. This is a listener favorite providing highlights and key ideas from the episodes of Brain Science that were posted in 2022. Topics included hearing, grief, emotion, embodied cognition, consciousness and more. Another highlight of 2022 was Dr. Campbell’s induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame.Note: This month's episode transcript is FREE Free audio mp3 free episode transcript Listen in your Favorite Audio...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - December 23, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Cognitive Science Consciousness Embodiment For Newbies Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Review Episode Source Type: podcasts

Is Meditation a "Mind Science?" with Evan Thompson (BS 202)
Brief Audience Survey Evan Thompson (click to play, right click to download mp3 The idea that meditation is a "mind science" is popular, but in this interview Canadian philosopher Evan Thompson argues that this claim does not stand up to either scientific or philosophical scrutiny. As one of the pioneers of the Embodied Cognition movement Thompson reminds us that the Mind is not restricted to the Brain and we must also consider how ot...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - November 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Embodiment Interviews Meditation and the Brain Neuroscience Source Type: podcasts

How a Human Brain is Built (BS 201 with Bill Harris)
Brief Audience Survey WA (Bill) Harris (click to play audio, R click to download mp3) This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with WA (Bill) Harris, author of Zero to Birth: How the Human Brain Is Built. We explore how the human brain develops from the fertilized egg up until birth. There are some surprises along the way, including the fact that we actually have more neurons before we are born than we will ever have agai...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - October 28, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Brain Research Development Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

BS 200 Embodied Cognition in Education and Learning
Jennifer Fugate (L) and Sheila Macrine (click to play, right click to download mp3) This month's episode of Brain Science (BS 200) is a discussion with the editors of a fascinating new book Movement Matters: How Embodied Cognition Informs Teaching and Learning. We explore how embodied cognition challenges long standing dualist approaches to both cognition and learning. Sheila Macrine and Jennifer Fugate also share some of the innovative approaches that improve both how we teach and how we learn.Recent episodes about Embodied Cognition:BS 193 What does it mean to say the Mind is Embodied?...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - September 23, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Embodiment Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Emotion and Culture with Batja Mesquita (BS 199)
Batja Mesquita (click to play interview, Right click to download mp3) This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Batja Mesquita, author of Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions. This is an important book because it describes the evidence that Emotions are not just something people experience "from the inside out," but they also occur between people, which means that culture plays a critical role. We also explore why it is important to appreciate why people from from different cultures may experience emotions in surprisingly different ways. Links and References:...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - August 26, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Emotion Interviews For Newbies Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Embodied Cognition with Evan Thompson (BS 198)
Evan Thompson (click to play, R click to download This month's episode of Brain Science is a free encore playing of my interview with Evan Thompson about his book Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind. We discuss how the enactive approach to embodied cognition offers potential clues to the mystery of how the brain can generate Consciousness. A free episode transcript is also available.The embodied cognition movement is an approach within cognitive neuroscience that includes philosophers, neuroscientists, psychologists and computer scientists. The key idea is that...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - July 22, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Encore Episode Books Embodiment Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

"Neuroscience for Dummies" with Frank Amthor (BS 197)
click to play (right click to download) This month's episode of Brain Science features an encore playing of my interview with Dr. Frank Amthor, author of Neuroscience for Dummies and Neurobiology for Dummies. It is a great episode for newbies and will be a good review for longtime listeners.This is a FREE sample of my Premium content and the episode transcript is also FREE. Enjoy Brain Science where ever you listen to AudioSpotify, Pandora, Audible, YouTube and many moreHow to get this episode: Free audio mp3 Free Episode transcript FREE: audio mp3 (click to...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - June 22, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes For Newbies Source Type: podcasts

Consciousness with Hakwan Lau (BS 196)
Hakwan Lau (Click to play; Right click to download audio This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Hakwan Lau, author of In Consciousness we Trust: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Subjective Experience. Lau talks about shortcomings in current theories about how the brain generates consciousness, but he also introduces something he calls perceptual reality monitoring. Although this is a somewhat technical discussion it is accessible to listeners who are new to the neuroscience of consciousness. Enjoy Brain Science where ever you listen to AudioSpotify, Pandora,...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 27, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Consciousness Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Consciousness with Hakwan Lau (BS 196
Hakwan Lau (Click to play; Right click to download audio This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Hakwan Lau, author of In Consciousness we Trust: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Subjective Experience. Lau talks about shortcomings in current theories about how the brain generates consciousness, but he also introduces something he calls perceptual reality monitoring. Although this is a somewhat technical discussion it is accessible to listeners who are new to the neuroscience of consciousness. Enjoy Brain Science where ever you listen to AudioSpotify, Pandora,...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - May 27, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Books Consciousness Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

Neuroscience of Emotion with David J Anderson (BS 195)
David J AndersonClick to play. Right click to download This month's episode of Brain Science (BS 195) is an interview with David J Anderson from Cal Tech. We talk about his new book The Nature of the Beast: How Emotions Guide US. We talk about how emotion CAN be studied in animals by using methods that focus on brain states rather than verbal descriptions. Dr. Anderson also explains why this experimental work is essential to developing more effective treatment of mental illnesses.This episode is a follow up to my discussion of The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthe...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - April 22, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Brain Evolution Emotion Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

BS 194 "The Grieving Brain" with Mary-Frances O'Connor
Mary-Frances O’Connor (Click to play interview or Right click to download audio.) The neuroscience of grief and grieving is a relatively new field, but one that offers practical discoveries for people of all backgrounds. This month we talk with Mary-Frances O’Connor, author of The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss.We talk about what has been learned from a variety of approaches, including both brain imaging and, surprisingly even from animal studies. We learn why it is so hard for our brains to accept the loss of a loved one and this work of...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - March 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: For Newbies Interviews Podcast Show Notes Books Source Type: podcasts

BS 194 "The Grieving Brain" with Mary-France O'Connor
Mary-Frances O’Connor (Click to play interview or Right click to download audio.) The neuroscience of grief and grieving is a relatively new field, but one that offers practical discoveries for people of all backgrounds. This month we talk with Mary-Frances O’Connor, author of The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How we Learn from Love and Loss.We talk about what has been learned from a variety of approaches, including both brain imaging and, surprisingly even from animal studies. We learn why it is so hard for our brains to accept the loss of a loved one and this work of...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - March 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: For Newbies Interviews Podcast Show Notes Books Source Type: podcasts

What does it mean to say "the Mind is Embodied?" BS 193
Join Dr. Campbell for her induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame on March 25 2022 In this month's episode of Brain Science I explore two big picture questions: What does it mean to claim that the Mind is "embodied?" and How does this change our understanding of our place in the world? The conversation was inspired by the book Out of the Cave: A Natural Philosophy of Mind and Knowing by Mark L Johnson and Donald M Tucker.This episode builds on several previous discussions of "embodied cognition" so it might be challenging to newer listeners. I have included a list of these earlier episod...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Embodiment Linquistics Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts

BS 193 What does it mean to say "the Mind is Embodied?"
Join Dr. Campbell for her induction into the Podcast Hall of Fame on March 25 2022 In this month's episode of Brain Science I explore two big picture questions: What does it mean to claim that the Mind is "embodied?" and How does this change our understanding of our place in the world? The conversation was inspired by the book Out of the Cave: A Natural Philosophy of Mind and Knowing by Mark L Johnson and Donald M Tucker.This episode builds on several previous discussions of "embodied cognition" so it might be challenging to newer listeners. I have included a list of these earlier episod...
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - February 25, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Ginger Campbell, MD Tags: Embodiment Linquistics Philosophy of Mind Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts