Adjmal Sarwary is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur. In this podcast, he has conversations with guest focusing on science, technology, business and the impact they have on all of us.
There might also be conversations that focus more on experiences and processes within science, technology, or business.
#9 - Roshan Cools - Brain mechanisms of cognitive control and motivation
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 - Frank Leone - Using science to improve education
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 - Vitoria Piai - How we process and create language
In this conversation we talk about the science of language. 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.
Our guest is Dr. Vitoria Piai. Vitória is a senior researcher at the Donders Centre for Cognition and the Radboud University Medical Centre. Her research focuses on language function in healthy and neurological populations, such as stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia or Parkinson’s. She pays special attention to the intersection of language and other functions, such as executive control, (semantic) memory, and motor control in the case of speaking.
#6 - Pieter Medendorp - Sensory Integration and Transformation in the brain
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. Specifically, how these very fundamental processes impact us on a daily basis without us even realizing it. 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 - Alan Sanfey - How we make decisions and the science of it
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 - Ian Cameron - Problems of the academic system
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 industry.