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Mark Solms, author of "The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness"
In this month's episode of Brain Science, neuroscientist Mark Solms talks about his new book "The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Origins of Consciousness." Solms was inspired by the pioneering work of Jaak Panksepp who argued that the origins of consciousness can be traced to the brainstem. In his new book Solms presents the evidence for this viewpoint and explains how the work of computational neuroscientist Karl Friston has provided additional support.
Jeff Hawkins, author of "A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence"
Jeff Hawkins has spent nearly twenty years on a quest to discover how the brain's cortex generates intelligence. In this episode, he talks about his new book A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, which describes some of his most recent research in a way that is accessible to readers of all backgrounds.
Iris Berent: author of "The Blind Storyteller: How We Reason About Human Nature"
This month's episode of Brain Science features Iris Berent, author of "The Blind Storyteller: How We Reason About Human Nature." We explore how our deeply entrenched biases toward dualism and essentialism impact our attitudes toward neuroscience and toward problems like mental illness.
Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, author of "The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention"
This month's episode of Brain Science features Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, one of the world's leading researchers on the neuroscience of autism. We discuss his latest book "The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention." This book reminds us that many different kinds of science can enrich our lives and our understanding of what it means to be human.
E Bruce Goldstein, author of "The Mind: Consciousness, Prediction, and the Brain"
Author of "The Mind: Consciousness, Prediction, and the Brain"
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