24 episodes

The podcast about the functions, opportunities and consequences of the brain. Each episode concentrates on a special topic, served with mind science news and some music.

Braincast - on the frequency of Mind and Brain Arvid Leyh

    • Natural Sciences

The podcast about the functions, opportunities and consequences of the brain. Each episode concentrates on a special topic, served with mind science news and some music.

    Braincast 025 - Materialism, Buddhism and Position Definitio

    Braincast 025 - Materialism, Buddhism and Position Definitio

    Episode 25 is rather personal with a look behind my mental curtain: motivation and preferences, why Buddhism pops up on a regular basis and about my biggest problem on the topic. A definition of position.

    • 19 min
    Braincast 023 - Hard-headed

    Braincast 023 - Hard-headed

    Planing, acting and, most of all, inhibiting – those are the main tasks of the prefrontal cortex. Additionally it has peer-to-peer connections to emotion- and social related areas. So this episode is about that part of the brain, that makes us human. An episode including bad mood and good bets.

    • 21 min
    Braincast 023 - Driven by Emotion

    Braincast 023 - Driven by Emotion

    Emotions are not just blessing or curse, they are much more. For example one way for the brain to talk to itself – via the body. They are the source of all our decisions. And first and foremost they are a way to survive.

    • 19 min
    Braincast 021 - Basics: Senses

    Braincast 021 - Basics: Senses

    In dealing with reality the brain might be quite creative, but the senses are not: They send in the real world, one gig of data per second. This and other impressive numbers in Braincast 21. Plus: seeing with the tongue.

    • 16 min
    Braincast 020 - Autists and Savants

    Braincast 020 - Autists and Savants

    Autism is quite extreme: affected people shrink into theirselfs, live complicated rituals and have trouble understanding emotions. But out of autism can arise a real wonder: the savant syndrome, showing the real possibilities of the brain.

    • 16 min
    Braincast 019 - Stress

    Braincast 019 - Stress

    Stress is not just stress – it was designed to safe our life. But nowadays we even have stress with stress, and this is just sassy. In this episode you find some inner-headly backgrounds. And even some good news.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

Chook48 ,

Entertaining and Enlightening

For me, this is one of the best science podcasts around - it is challenging at times - but does streach the brain to think. This would be for anyone interested in learning about the brain - without having any background in it.

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