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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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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 167 Stanislas Dehaene explores "How We Learn"

    BS 167 Stanislas Dehaene explores "How We Learn"

    This is an interview with Stanislas Dehaene about his new book How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now.  According to neuroscientist Dehaene neuroscience has revealed that human babies are incredible "learning machines" whose abilities exceed those of the best current artificial intelligence. We explore why this is so and how this information could be used to help learners (and teachers) of all ages.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    BS 166: Stephen Macknik talks about Vision Research

    BS 166: Stephen Macknik talks about Vision Research

    Brain Science 166 features the return of neuroscientist Stephen Macknik. We talk about his recent work that is focused on developing a new visual prosthesis based on recent discoveries and techniques like optogenetics.

    This episode is more technical than usual but Dr. Macknik makes the material accessible to all listeners.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    BS 165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

    BS 165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

    This episode is an encore presentation of an interview with neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. We talk about their international bestseller "Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions." Macknik and Martinez-Conde are neuroscientists who study vision, but several years ago they had the innovative idea of collaborating with magicians to explore how their use of both visual and cognitive illusions reveals secrets about how our brains work.

    • 38 min
    165 Free Episode Transcript

    165 Free Episode Transcript

    I am including the transcript of this episode for free because it is an encore presentation of an interview that originally aired as BSP 72. It features Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions.

    Brain Science 2020 (Trailer)

    Brain Science 2020 (Trailer)

    Brain Science is entering its 14th year and for the first time since 2008 I will be producing two episodes a month. They will come out  on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month.
    This trailer provides a brief introduction to new listeners and a few announcements. The next full episode will be released on January 10, 2020.

    • 4 min
    BS 164 Thirteenth Annual Review Episode

    BS 164 Thirteenth Annual Review Episode

    This is our 13th annual review episode. I share a few highlights from episodes 153-163 and include a few extra reflections on the recent 4-part series about the neuroscience of Consciousness.
    This month's episode transcript is included for FREE.
    Partial list of Books/Authors featured in 2019:
    Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition by John E. Dowling (BS 153) Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging by Alan D. Castel (BS 154) Brain Inspired (podcast) with Paul Middlebrooks (BS 155) The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts by Russell A. Poldrack (BS 156) Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works by Donald G. MacKay (BS 157) Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition by Patricia Churchland (BS 158) Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are by Kevin J. Mitchell (BS 159) Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas Dehaene (BS 160) See show notes for BS 160 for additional sources. The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains by Joseph LeDoux (BS 161) Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience by Michael S A Graziano (BS 162) The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed by Christof Koch (BS 163) Please Visit Our Sponsors:
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    Announcements:
    Brain Science will be coming out twice a month starting in January 2020! Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. To win an Amazon gift certificate: post a review of Brain Science in iTunes and send me a screenshot. Learn about Premium Content at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Learn about Dr. Campbell's new coaching efforts at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/coaching Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows. Connect on Social Media:
    Twitter: @docartemis Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/brainsciencepodcast Contact Dr. Campbell:
    Email: brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com Voicemail: http://speakpipe.com/docartemis

    • 1 hr 11 min

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