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.
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How our Brain gets things done with David Badre
This month's episode of Brain Science features David Badre, author of "On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done."
Antonio Damasio, author of "Feeling and Knowing"
Neurologist and best-selling author Antonio Damasio is one of our most requested guests. This month we finally had the opportunity to talk about his newest book "Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious," which he explained is somewhat different from his previous efforts. His goal was to write something "briefer" and more accessible. Thus it is definitely a book that requires no background in neuroscience.
Anil Seth, author of "Being You: A New Science of Consciousness"
BS 188 features neuroscientist Anil Seth discussing his new book "Being You: A New Science of Consciousness." We have had many guests talk about consciousness, but Seth represents the newer generation who have actually been able to devote their careers to this fundamental question: How does the brain generate conscious experience. His perspective is both practical and illuminating.
David Eagleman on his new book "LiveWired"
BS 187 features bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman. We talk about his latest book "Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain." It is a great overview of the current science of brain plasticity appropriate for both new listeners and longtime fans.
Mark Humphries, author of "The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds"
This month's episode features Mark Humphries, author of "The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds." We explore how the brain uses electrical signaling in surprising ways, beginning with a look at how an action potential (aka. "the spike") is produced. Then we consider what Humphries calls "the dark neurons," which are neurons that rarely generate spikes. We explore their role and also how it relates to the brain's spontaneous activity.
Stephen Fleming on "the neuroscience of self-awareness"
This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Dr. Stephen Fleming, author of "Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness." We explore the concept of metacognition and learn that while explicit metacognition (thinking about thinking) may be unique to humans, it is built on building blocks shared with other species. We also explore what can go wrong and why it matters.
This is my new favourite podcast. I particularly like and appreciate the summaries at the end. Excellent teaching technique - really helps me to consolidate what I’ve learned. Thank you Dr Ginger
Ginger pitches it just right, both in subjects and in the way she illuminates them.
Ginger set me on this my path on how we work 15 years ago. Never fails to disappoint. This was an especially good episode to catch up on
An excellent and informative episode.