The MindTrace Podcast is the bridge between science and industry. The focus is on a broader definition of UX, which incorporates all things that are designed. That can be a form of therapy, to online platforms, or restaurants.
We find out what UX can implement from scientific insights and what questions UX practitioners have for scientists to investigate.
The actionable bits are for you to use in your work, your life, or simply as inspiration or motivation.
#9: The SCIENCE of cognitive control and motivation - Roshan Cools
How does willpower work and how do underlying factors such as cognitive control and motivation influence it? We talk to Dr. Roshan Cools about her research.
We cover many topics ranging from reward and the role of dopamine as well as cognitive enhancers such as ritalin or adderall and if they are actually effective or not.
We also touched upon how UX design could impact cognitive control and how you should think about it.
#8: The SCIENCE of education and learning design - Frank Leone
What actually makes a good learning experience and how does it affect learning performance? We talk about this with our guest Frank. He has a passion for understanding and improving learning as well as education. He is currently an assistant professor in Neuroeducation & Artificial Intelligence at the Donders Institute.
We cover many topics ranging from AI in education to online learning all the way to the important effect emotions have on learning.
#7: The SCIENCE of language - Vitoria Piai
In this conversation we talk about the science of language with our guest Dr. Vitoria Piai. How does language work? What is language and how does it impact us every day? We discuss how language makes us uniquely human and where do the borders lie if there are any. We also talk about the overlaps of language and memory.
#6: The SCIENCE of sensory integration and transformation - Pieter Medendorp
Our guest today is Prof. Pieter Medendorp. He is the head of the sensorimotor (http://sensorimotorlab.com/) lab at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.
In this conversation we talk about the science of sensory integration and transformation. How these very fundamental processes impact us on a daily basis ? We discuss how our senses can fool us and how that experience can be fun. We also make links to industry and how forms of therapy and diagnosis can improve using these principles.
#5: The SCIENCE of decision making - Alan Sanfey
We most of the time don’t make rational decisions. It feels like feel like we are in control but that’s just an illusion. In this conversation we talk to Prof. Alan Sanfey (alansanfey.com) who is the principal investigator of the decision neuroscience lab (www.decisionneurosciencelab.com) at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior. We get a better idea of what drives our decisions, how industry is trying to use these concepts and also where it sometimes goes wrong.
#4: The UX problems within academia - Ian Cameron
Did you ever wonder what the career path looks like for a scientist? The academic system can feel obscure to outsiders and not easy to get into. To scientists themselves, it can create uncertainty and is also fiercely competitive. In this conversation, we talk to Dr. Ian Cameron (@ian_gm_cameron). Ian works at the exciting interface between academia, entrepreneurship, industry and society. We discuss the ‘standard’ career path, transfer of knowledge to society, and the relationship of academia and indus