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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 scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain.

Monthy episodes resume in June 2017, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone Wizzard Media

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    • 4.7, 74 Ratings

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 scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain.

Monthy episodes resume in June 2017, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.

    BS 173 Exploring the Unconscious Origins Of Certainty

    BS 173 Exploring the Unconscious Origins Of Certainty

    In this special episode of Brain Science host Dr Ginger Campbell reads an excerpt from her bestseller "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origin of Certainty." While it might seem ironic to talk about certainty during these extremely uncertain times, understanding how our brain generates the feeling of knowing or certainty is actually more relevant than ever.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    BS 172 "The Brain from the Inside Out" with György Buzsáki

    BS 172 "The Brain from the Inside Out" with György Buzsáki

    In this episode I talk with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his new book The Brain from Inside Out. We explore how abandoning what he calls the "Outside In" approach to understanding the brain can lead to surprising new insights.
     
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    Please mark your calendar for June 16, 2020 to buy the second edition of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger Campbell, MD. Everyone who buys the book in June is eligible for a live webinar later this summer. Learn how you can support Brain Science at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Don't forget to confirm your subscription! Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows. (It's a great way to get both new episodes and premium content.) BSP 31 with Dr. Buzsaki is available FREE as an extra for this episode. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    BS 171 Matthew Cobb, author of "The Idea of the Brain"

    BS 171 Matthew Cobb, author of "The Idea of the Brain"

    This episode of Brain Science is an interview with neuroscientist Matthew Cobb author of "The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience."

    Cobb approaches the history of neuroscience from a different perspective than previous writers. He writes from the perspective of a working scientist with a deep interest in the history of ideas and the interaction between science and culture. This approach makes for a fascinating discussion.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    BS 170 Numbers in the Brain with Andreas Nieder

    BS 170 Numbers in the Brain with Andreas Nieder

    This is an interview with Andreas Nieder, author of "A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct." We talk about the surprising discovery that a wide variety of animals have a number instinct, which is called the approximate number system. This appears to provide the basis for the more abstract mathematical abilities that are seen in humans. We also explore the relationship between mathematics and language.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    BS 169 Glial Cells with Doug Fields (Encore)

    BS 169 Glial Cells with Doug Fields (Encore)

    This episode is an exploration of glial cells with R Douglas Fields, author of "The Other Brain: The Scientific and Medical Breakthroughs That Will Heal Our Brains and Revolutionize Our Health." Glial Cells outnumber the neurons in our nervous system, but until the last few years they were thought to merely support cells. Dr. Fields takes us through the discovery that they have their own signaling methods and are much more important than we ever imagined.

    • 59 min
    BS168 Cecilia Heyes author of "Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking"

    BS168 Cecilia Heyes author of "Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking"

    BS 168 is an interview with psychologist Cecilia Heyes from Oxford University in the UK. We talk about her fascinating book Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking. Our focus is on exploring the evidence that several cognitive skills that appear to be unique to humans are learned from other people rather than being inherited genetically as is often assumed. The proposal that language is a cognitive gadget NOT a cognitive instinct is controversial and has very important implications.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

RezaZ2 ,

Brain science

An excellent and informative episode.

M.Ova ,

The best science podcast

Sice I discovered Brain Science last year, it's become my favorites science podcast. It introduces the listeners to complex research in an engaging and accessible way without dumbing it down or cherry picking sensational studies.
I even checked my phonetics PhD to include a model that I first heard of on the podcast.

FrancescoPupillo ,

Outstanding podcast - interesting and informative

I am a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience and I love this podcast. It deals with the hottest topics in neuroscience and psychology in a way that suits both the experts and the general public. Hosts are generally leading figures in their fields and Dr Campbell always prompt them to go straight to the point with very intriguing questions.
A must-listen.

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