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Former Observer columnist Dr Daniel Glaser delves into topical culture as seen through the lens of a neuroscientist. Each episode, he takes one of his weekly columns and digs a little deeper, all with the help of former colleagues and neuroscientists from his research days

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Former Observer columnist Dr Daniel Glaser delves into topical culture as seen through the lens of a neuroscientist. Each episode, he takes one of his weekly columns and digs a little deeper, all with the help of former colleagues and neuroscientists from his research days

    A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

    A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

    For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read

    • 34 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

    A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

    When it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?

    • 37 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment

    A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment

    Daniel Glaser explores the complex relationship between mind and body when it comes to emotion

    • 28 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis

    A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis

    Daniel Glaser apprehensively revisits an article of his that saw some fallout due to a study he cited. But that study was not the only one involved in what is now being called a crisis for psychology and further afield

    • 26 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour

    A Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour

    What clues can our evolutionary past give us about human behaviour in the here and now? And, bearing in mind the likes of the recent #MeToo movement, does social conformity have a dark side?

    • 37 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

    A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

    Dr Daniel Glaser is back. To kick off season two he asks whether there is a connection between reward and addiction. And can we really get addicted to Twitter?

    • 35 min

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