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
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 [...]
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 [...]
#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 [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
#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 [...]
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.
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.
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!