9 episodes

Cognitive science is an exciting field of study and so much of it can be applied to everyday life. Learn more about the faculties of the human mind as we explore topics involving psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and more.

Plastic Brain Ellie Work

    • Social Sciences

Cognitive science is an exciting field of study and so much of it can be applied to everyday life. Learn more about the faculties of the human mind as we explore topics involving psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and more.

    Intro to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Discover Your Personality Type

    Intro to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Discover Your Personality Type

    Do you tend to enjoy being alone and self-reflecting or do you prefer being out and socializing with others? Do you tend to plan everything out in your life, or do you like to go with the flow? Let's talk about a psychological tool for personality assessment known as the Myers-Briggs type indicator and how you can learn more about yourself and those around you.

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    • 33 min
    More Than One Way to be Smart: Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

    More Than One Way to be Smart: Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

    Dr. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences challenges the notion of a single, generalized intelligence that's often measured through IQ tests. Gardner offers a more optimistic and open-minded perspective on an individual's abilities and potential that goes beyond verbal and logical proficiency. Let's talk about what Gardner has outlined as eight distinct intelligences and their implications.

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    • 36 min
    Language Processing in the Brain: Wernicke's Area and Fluent Aphasia

    Language Processing in the Brain: Wernicke's Area and Fluent Aphasia

    Let's explore language processing in the brain and focus in on a region that's known to be involved in language comprehension - Wernicke's area. How was it discovered? How does it fit in to the Wernicke-Geschwind model, an early neurological model of language in the brain? And what happens when this area is damaged?

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    • 26 min
    Mini Episode: The International Phonetic Alphabet

    Mini Episode: The International Phonetic Alphabet

    Let's take a look at what the International Phonetic Alphabet is and why I think you should familiarize yourself with it - especially if you're looking to learn a new language.

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    • 11 min
    A Look into Four Major Jungian Archetypes

    A Look into Four Major Jungian Archetypes

    This episode is somewhat of a continuation of the previous one, "The Life and Work of Carl Jung," as we take a closer look at the Jungian model of the human psyche and the archetypes that are involved with its development: the persona, the shadow, the anima or animus, and the self.

    You can find the show notes for this episode by going to plasticbrainpodcast.com/episode5

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    • 28 min
    The Life and Work of Carl Jung

    The Life and Work of Carl Jung

    Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was one of the first to consider the possible existence of a shared, unconscious realm within all of us as human beings: the collective unconscious. Let's discuss some of the major events in his life and how it helped shape his theories regarding the nature of the human psyche.

    You can find the show notes for this episode at plasticbrainpodcast.com/episode4.

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    • 29 min

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