Brain Science Podcast

Brain Science Podcast

Ginger Campbell, MD

Description: The Podcast for Everyone who has a Brain!

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BS 138 John Medina: Brain Rules for Aging Well

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Dr. John Medina returns to discuss his latest bookĀ 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...

BS 137 Seth Grant: "Genetic Lifespan Calendar"

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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...

BS 136 Why Reading Science Matters

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We review "Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Canā€™t, and What Can Be Done About It" by Mark Seidenberg...

BS 135 Lisa Barrett on How Emotions Are Made

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Lisa Feldman Barrett is the author of "How Emotions are Made, " which challenges the deeply entrenched (classical) assumption that emotions are universal and hardwired. In this interview we discuss the evidence against the old theory and explore her new theory of constructed emotions along with its...

BS 134 Remember Jaak Panksepp, pioneer of Affective Neuroscience

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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...

BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel

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In "The Human Advantage: How Our Brains Became Remarkable" Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel explains the surprisingly discovery that human brains have fewer neurons than has long been assumed. This episode is an interview with Herculano-Houzel...

BS 132 William Uttal on the limitations of brain imaging

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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...

BS 131: What is Mind? part 2 of our 10th Anniversary Retrospective

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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, talki...

Brain Science 130 Ten Year Anniversary, Part 1 - The Early Years

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n this episode, Dr. Ginger Campbell celebrates The Brain Science Podcast/Brain Science's 10 year anniversary. This episodeĀ 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...

Brain Science: 10th Anniversary Preview

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Brain Science was launched in 2006 by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an experienced emergency physician with a passion for exploring how recent discoveries in neuroscience are revealing how our brains make us who we are. This podcast is for non-scientists, scientists, and everyone in between. We interview sci...
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