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Minding the Brain is an award-winning, monthly science podcast by Dr. Jim Davies and Dr. Kim Hellemans. It focuses on exploring and discussing the fascinating topics surrounding the scientific study of the brain. Minding the Brain is brought to you by Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Find us on the web @ https://mindingthebrainpodcast.com

Minding the Brain Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

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    • 4.9 • 88 Ratings

Minding the Brain is an award-winning, monthly science podcast by Dr. Jim Davies and Dr. Kim Hellemans. It focuses on exploring and discussing the fascinating topics surrounding the scientific study of the brain. Minding the Brain is brought to you by Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Find us on the web @ https://mindingthebrainpodcast.com

    #39 Control: Why You Do What You Do

    #39 Control: Why You Do What You Do

    Kim and Jim discuss the science of why we do what we do. How long does it take to form a habit? How is it [...]

    • 42 min
    #38 Synesthesia

    #38 Synesthesia

    Some people perceive colors when they see certain words, letters or numbers, and some people experience geometric shapes as associated with certain tastes. These are [...]

    • 33 min
    #37 Behavioral Addiction

    #37 Behavioral Addiction

    Kim and Jim take a deep dive into the topic of behavioral addiction. What is behavioral addiction? Can you be addicted to food? What about [...]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #36 Dreams

    #36 Dreams

    Kim interviews Jim about dreams. What are dreams and why did we evolve to have them? Are dreams symbolic representations of events in our lives? [...]

    • 33 min
    #35 Depression

    #35 Depression

    Jim interviews Kim about Depression. What exactly is Depression, and how many people have it? What’s the difference between being depressed, and being diagnosed with [...]

    • 50 min
    #34 Personality Disorders

    #34 Personality Disorders

    Dr. Kim Hellemans interviews Dr. O. Pete Kelly about personality disorders. What are personality disorders and what are some common symptoms? What does therapy look like [...]

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Tracycqc ,

Addicted to Minding the Brain

Maybe not actually addicted, based on episode #37. But definitely in the category of groupie.

Minding the Brain has everything that makes an educational podcast great - it’s interesting, engaging, fun, and well-edited.

The topics are human, relatable, and relevant. Dr. Hellmans and Dr. Davies are great at conveying complex topics in a way that is accessible to non-experts.

This is sincerely one of the best podcasts I’ve heard.

Minnie TM ,

Engaging and accessible

Really appreciate the information, discussion and the time taken to explain things to those in the audience who aren’t steeped in the science.

Planetswimmer ,

Exceptional Podcast

Amazing podcast! Dr. Davies and Dr. Hellemans do a phenomenal job of educating listeners on different topics in a way that’s both accessible for those with little or no psychology background and informative for those who have a lot of experience. They have a great sense of humour, they explore interesting areas and ask wonderful questions that really make you think! Such a delight to listen to!

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