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A podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related. Long-form interviews with people whose work I find interesting.

BJKS Podcast Benjamin James Kuper-Smith

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A podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related. Long-form interviews with people whose work I find interesting.

    65. Adam Mastroianni: Conversational doorknobs, improv comedy, and a very dumb academic revolution

    65. Adam Mastroianni: Conversational doorknobs, improv comedy, and a very dumb academic revolution

    Adam Mastroianni is a postdoctoral research scholar at Columbia Business School. In this conversation, we talk about his work on conversations, his Substack/blog, his article Things Could Be Better and why he chose to publish it this way, improv comedy, and much more.

    BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). 

    Timestamps
    0:01:20: Did Adam fake having a girlfriend when he appeared on Come Dine With Me?
    0:08:51: Adam's Substack called 'Experimental History'
    0:10:51: Good conversations have lots of doorknobs
    0:15:33: What can people learn from improv comedy?
    0:23:10: Why did Adam start his Substack? / A discussion of academia, alternative ways of doing science, and the problems with academic publishing
    1:12:26: Start discussing Adam's paper 'Do conversations end when people want them to?'
    1:27:28: What makes for a good conversation?
    1:29:59: Some words of advice from Adam

    Podcast links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtAdam's links
    Website: https://geni.us/mastroianni-webSubstack: https://experimentalhistory.substack.com/Google Scholar: https://geni.us/mastroianni-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/mastroianni-twtBen's links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtLinks
    Rowan Atkinson saying words in a funny way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UhHrtKx8-s
    Substack article on conversational doorknobs: https://experimentalhistory.substack.com/p/good-conversations-have-lots-of-doorknobs
    https://slimemoldtimemold.com/2022/02/10/the-scientific-virtues/
    Episode with Joe Hilgard about scientific fraud: https://geni.us/bjks-hilgard
    Get me off your mailing list: https://www.vox.com/2014/11/21/7259207/scientific-paper-scam
    Dan Quintana's YouTube with Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/@dsquintana
    Adam's Rhodes speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H68w3543lk
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines
    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/09/style/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html

    References
    Gilbert (2009). Stumbling on happiness.
    Mastroianni, Gilbert, Cooney, & Wilson (2021). Do conversations end when people want them to? PNAS.
    Mastroianni, AM & Ludwin-Peery, EJ. (2022). Things could be better. https://psyarxiv.com/2uxwk
    Schwartz (2008). The importance of stupidity in scientific research. Journal of Cell Science.

    • 1 Std. 34 Min.
    64. Gareth Barnes: MEG, OPM-MEG and the beauty of tinkering

    64. Gareth Barnes: MEG, OPM-MEG and the beauty of tinkering

    Gareth Barnes is a professor at University College London, where he is Head of  Magnetoencephalography. We talk about how Gareth randomly stumbled into working on MEG, what MEG is, and some of his recent projects, including the exciting new generation of MEG scanners: OPM-MEG.

    BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes appear roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). 

    Timestamps
    0:00:03: How I found out about Gareth's work
    0:02:31: What is MEG?
    0:07:04: Flexible headcasts for MEG
    0:19:49: How Gareth accidentally  started working on MEG (after writing fiction in France)
    0:28:46: The early days of MEG at Aston University (starting with a  single channel)
    0:40:58: The new generation of MEG:  Optically pumped magnetometers (OPM-MEG)
    1:13:33: Mouth MEG and measuring hippocampus with MEG
    1:21:06: The relationship between methods development and discovery in basic science

    Podcast links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtGareth's links
    Website: https://geni.us/barnes-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/barnes-scholarBen's links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twt
    Links
    MEG in the UK: https://meguk.ac.uk/
    MEG image: https://biomaglaboratory.fi/wp-content/themes/biomagille/images/meg_image_20210422b.jpg
    Cerca MEG: https://www.cercamagnetics.com/
    Fieldline MEG: https://fieldlineinc.com/
    Young Epilepsy: https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/
    Sphenoidal electrodes: https://www.epilepsybehavior.com/article/S1525-5050(03)00023-4/fulltext

    References
    Boto, ... & Brookes (2018). Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system. Nature.
    Boto, ... & Brookes (2019). Wearable neuroimaging: Combining and contrasting magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography. NeuroImage.
    Hill, ... & Brookes (2019). A tool for functional brain imaging with lifespan compliance. Nature Communications.
    Meyer, ... & Barnes (2017). Flexible head-casts for high spatial precision MEG. Journal of neuroscience methods.
    Sander, ... & Knappe (2012). Magnetoencephalography with a chip-scale atomic magnetometer. Biomedical optics express.
    Seymour, ... & Maguire (2021). Using OPMs to measure neural activity in standing, mobile participants. NeuroImage.
    Stangl, ... & Suthana (2021). Boundary-anchored neural mechanisms of location-encoding for self and others. Nature.
    Tierney, ... & Barnes (2019). Optically pumped magnetometers: From quantum origins to multi-channel magnetoencephalography. NeuroImage.
    Tierney, ... & Barnes (2021). Mouth magnetoencephalography: A unique perspective on the human hippocampus. NeuroImage.
    Vivekananda, ... & Walker (2020). Optically pumped magnetoencephalography in epilepsy. Annals of clinical and translational neurology.

    • 1 Std. 25 Min.
    63. Adeyemi Adetula: ManyLabs Africa, psychology should generalise from Africa, and multicultural collaborations

    63. Adeyemi Adetula: ManyLabs Africa, psychology should generalise from Africa, and multicultural collaborations

    Adeyemi Adetula is a PhD student at the University of Grenoble, where he is leading the ManyLabs Africa project. In this conversation, we talk about that project, his recent commentary 'Psychology should generalize from - not just to - Africa', how Western researchers can best collaborate with African researchers, and much more.
     
    Timestamps
    0:00:05: How Adeyemi went from psychology student in Nigeria to PhD student in France
    0:13:27: ManyLabs Africa
    0:18:54: Synergy between the Credibility Revolution and research development in Africa
    0:25:26: How and why Adeyemi crowdfunded his PhD
    0:36:42: Psychology should generalize from - not just to - Africa
    0:54:47: How can Western researchers test their theories in more diverse samples?
    1:03:47: Pounded yam with Egusi soup and bushmeat

    Podcast links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtAdeyemi's links
    Google Scholar: https://geni.us/adetula-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/adetula-twtBen's links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twt
    References and links

    ManyLabs Africa: https://osf.io/vh6td/
    Collaborative Replications and Education Project: https://www.crep-psych.org/
    CREP Africa: https://osf.io/kvhzg/
    Sci-Hub: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-Hub
    Adeyemi's GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-african-scholar-in-financial-distress
    Adeyemi's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/support_adeyemi_adetula_dream

    Adetula, ... IJzerman (2022). Psychology should generalize from—not just to—Africa. Nat Rev Psych.
    Adetula, ... IJzerman (2021). Synergy Between the Credibility Revolution and Human Development in Africa. AfricArXive.
    Adetula, … IJzerman, H. (2021). The Evaluation of Harm and Purity Transgressions in Africans: A Paradigmatic Replication of Rottman and Young (2019). AfricArXive
    Klein, ... Nosek (2014). Investigating variation in replicability: A “many labs” replication project. Soc Psych.
    Rottman & Young (2019). Specks of dirt and tons of pain: Dosage distinguishes impurity from harm. Psych Sci.

    The 5 shortlisted African papers for the ManyLabs Africa replication:
    Bevan-Dye & Akpojivi (2016). South African Generation Y students’ self-disclosure on Facebook. South African J of Psych.
    Kombo, S. (n.d.). Using behavioural informed communication to drive civic engagement. [Unpublished paper] https://busaracenter.org/case_studies/behaviorally-informed-communication-to-drive-civic-engagement/
    Mgbokwere, Esienumoh & Uyana (2015). Perception and attitudes of parents towards teenage pregnancy in a rural community of Cross river state, Nigeria. Global J of Pure & Applied Sci.
    Ojedokun (2015). Extramarital affair as correlate of reproductive health and home instability among couples in Ibadan, Nigeria. African J of Social Work. 
    Teye-Kwadjo, Kagee & Swart (2018). Condom use negotiation among high school adolescents in Ghana: The role of gender. South African J of Psych.

    • 1 Std. 7 Min.
    62. Nils Köbis: AI, corruption, and deepfakes

    62. Nils Köbis: AI, corruption, and deepfakes

    Nils Köbis is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, where he studies the intersection of AI and corruption. In this conversation, we talk about how Nils got into working on this topic, and some of his recent papers on AI, corruption, deepfakes, and AI poetry.

    BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month.

    Timestamps
    0:00:04: Moral Games
    0:13:09: How Nils started working at the intersection of AI and corruption
    0:30:12: Start discussing 'Bad machines corrput good morals'
    1:01:00: Start discussing Nils's papers on whether people can detect AI-generated poems and videos
    1:25:59: Learning to say no and to not get sidetracked
    1:31:05: Writing a PhD thesis

    Podcast links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtNils's links
    Website: https://geni.us/koebis-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/koebis-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/Koebis-twtBen's links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twt
    References & links
    Moral Games (in German): https://geni.us/moral-games
    Nils's podcast KickBack: https://www.icrnetwork.org/what-we-do/kickback-global-anticorruption-podcast/
    Replika AI app: https://replika.com/
    Science fiction science: https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/chm/guiding-concepts/concept-2-science-fiction-science
    Collingridge dilemma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collingridge_dilemma
    GPT-3: https://openai.com/api/
    Fotos of people who don't exist: https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/

    Abdalla & Abdalla 2021. The Grey Hoodie Project: Big tobacco, big tech, .... Proc of 2021 AAAI/ACM Conf.
    Crandall ... 2018. Cooperating with machines. Nat Comm.
    Goffman 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life
    Harari 2016. Homo Deus: A brief history of tomorrow.
    Hawking 2018. Brief answers to the big questions.
    Kehlmann 2021: Mein Algorithmus und ich.
    Köbis ... 2021. Bad machines corrupt good morals. Nat Hum Behav.
    Köbis ... 2021. Fooled twice: People cannot detect deepfakes but think they can. Iscience.
    Köbis & Mossink, 2021. Artificial intelligence versus Maya Angelou... . Comp in hum behav.
    Köbis ... 2022. The promise and perils of using artificial intelligence to fight corruption. Nat Mach Intell.
    Leib ... 2021. The corruptive force of AI-generated advice. arXiv.
    Leib ... 2021. Collaborative dishonesty: A meta-analytic review. Psych Bull.
    Mnih ... 2015. Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning. Nature.
    Rahwan ... 2019. Machine behaviour. Nature.
    Silver ... 2016. Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and tree search. Nature.
    Tegmark 2017. Life 3.0: Being human in the age of artificial intelligence.

    • 1 Std. 34 Min.
    61. Eva Krockow: Social dilemmas, antimicrobial resistance, and the value of qualitative studies

    61. Eva Krockow: Social dilemmas, antimicrobial resistance, and the value of qualitative studies

    Eva Krockow is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Leicester, where her research focusses on the psychology of antimicrobial resistance. We talk about her educational background, her work on the Centipede Game, social dilemmas, antimicrobial resistance, and the value of qualitative studies.

    BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month.

    Timestamps
    0:00:04: How Eva ended up studying psychology in Leicester
    0:07:16: Before her PhD, Eva worked in international relations
    0:13:06: The Centipede Game/Eva's PhD work
    0:23:49: What is 'antimicrobial resistance' and why is it a problem?
    0:41:52: The social dilemma of antimicrobial resistance
    0:52:05: The benefits of qualitative studies
    1:04:53: What can we do about antimicrobial resistance?

    Podcast links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtEva's links
    Website: https://geni.us/krockow-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/krockow-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/krockow-twtBlog: https://geni.us/krockow-blogBen's links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twt
    References/links
    The Centipede Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centipede_game
    AMR studio podcast: https://www.uac.uu.se/the-amr-studio/

    Colman, ... (2019). Medical prescribing and antibiotic resistance: a game-theoretic analysis of a potentially catastrophic social dilemma. PloS one.
    Flood (1958). Some experimental games. Management Sci.
    Hardin (1968). The tragedy of the commons. Science.
    Harring & Krockow (2021). The social dilemmas of climate change and antibiotic resistance: an analytic comparison and discussion of policy implications. Humanities and Soc Sci Comm.
    Krockow, ... (2022). Prosociality in the social dilemma of antibiotic prescribing. Cur Op in Psych.
    Krockow (2020). Nomen est omen: why we need to rename ‘antimicrobial resistance’. JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.
    Krockow, ... (2016). Exploring cooperation and competition in the Centipede game through verbal protocol analysis. Euro J of Soc Psych.
    Krockow, ... (2016). Cooperation in repeated interactions: A systematic review of Centipede game experiments, 1992–2016. Euro Rev of Soc Psych.
    Pulford, ... (2016). Social value induction and cooperation in the Centipede game. PloS one.
    Pulford, ... (2017). Reasons for cooperating in repeated interactions: Social value orientations, fuzzy traces, reciprocity, and activity bias. Decision.
    Pulford, ... (2021). A five-factor integrative model of strategic reasoning in dyadic games. Eur J of Soc Psych.
    Rosenthal (1981). Games of perfect information, predatory pricing and the chain-store paradox. J of Econ theo.
    Tarrant, ... (2021). Drivers of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Overuse across Diverse Hospital Contexts—A Qualitative Study of Prescribers in the UK, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Antibiotics.
    Tarrant, ... (2020). Moral and contextual dimensions of “inappropriate” antibiotic prescribing in secondary care: a three-country interview study. Front

    • 1 Std. 13 Min.
    60. Rickesh Patel: Mantis Shrimp navigation, walking bumblebees, and scientific illustrations

    60. Rickesh Patel: Mantis Shrimp navigation, walking bumblebees, and scientific illustrations

    Ricky Patel is a postdoc at Lund University, where he studies the neural basis of navigation behaviours in arthropods. In this conversation, we talk about his work on spatial navigation in Mantis Shrimp and bumblebees, the difficulty of recording from moving insects, science communication, and scientific illustrations.

    BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). 

    Timestamps
    00:04: What is a Mantis Shrimp?
    09:53: How Ricky started studying Mantis Shrimp navigation
    16:00: Start discussing Ricky's 2020 Current Biology paper on path integration in Mantis Shrimp
    25:03: A hierarchy of compass cues
    34:10: Start discussing Ricky's 2020 Proceedings B paper on landmark navigation in Mantis Shrimp
    38:11: Complex behaviour doesn't require a large brain
    40:16: Start discussing Ricky's 2022 Current Biology paper about path integration in walking bumblebees
    46:14: How well can we record neural activity from moving insects?
    49:54: Twitter in academia
    53:51: Rickesh's work as a scientific illustrator
    57:57: There really has been a rich history of studying navigation in non-mammals

    Podcast links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtRicky's links
    Website: https://geni.us/patel-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/patel-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/patel-twtBen's links
    Website: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twt
    References
    Beetz, Kraus, Franzke, Dreyer, Strube-Bloss, Rössler, Warrant, Merlin, & El Jundi, B. (2022). Flight-induced compass representation in the monarch butterfly heading network. Current Biology.
    O'Keefe & Dostrovsky (1971). The hippocampus as a spatial map: Preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain research.
    Patel, Kempenaers & Heinze. (2022). Vector navigation in walking bumblebees. Current Biology.
    Patel & Cronin (2020). Mantis shrimp navigate home using celestial and idiothetic path integration. Current Biology.
    Patel & Cronin (2020). Landmark navigation in a mantis shrimp. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
    Patel & Cronin (2020). Path integration error and adaptable search behaviors in a mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology.
    Santschi (1911). Obervations et remarques critiques sur le mécanisme de l'orientation chez les fourmis. Rév Suisse Zool.
    Tolman (1948). Cognitive maps in rats and men. Psychological review.
    Wehner (1990). On the brink of introducing sensory ecology: Felix Santschi (1872–1940) — Tabib-en-Neml. Behav Ecol Sociobiol .

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