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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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    • 4.6 • 655 Ratings

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.

    Carol Tavris co-author of "Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts"

    Carol Tavris co-author of "Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts"

    This extremely timely episode of Brain Science features an interview with Dr. Carol Tavris, co-author of the newly released third edition of Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. Cognitive Dissonance was actually discovered back in 1956 and it is one of the most well-replicated phenomena in experimental psychology.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Georg Northoff explores "The Spontaneous Brain"

    Georg Northoff explores "The Spontaneous Brain"

    BS 174 is an interview with neuroscientist and philosopher Georg Northoff about his fascinating book "The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind–Body to the World–Brain Problem." We explore the significance of the growing evidence that most of the brain's activity occurs independently of external stimuli with a focus on the implications of this finding for our understanding of how the brain generates consciousness.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Exploring the Unconscious Origins of Certainty

    Exploring the Unconscious Origins of Certainty

    In this special episode of Brain Science host Dr Ginger Campbell reads an excerpt from her bestseller "Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origin of Certainty." While it might seem ironic to talk about certainty during these extremely uncertain times, understanding how our brain generates the feeling of knowing or certainty is actually more relevant than ever.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    "The Brain from the Inside Out" with György Buzsáki

    "The Brain from the Inside Out" with György Buzsáki

    In this episode I talk with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his new book The Brain from Inside Out. We explore how abandoning what he calls the "Outside In" approach to understanding the brain can lead to surprising new insights.
     
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    Please mark your calendar for June 16, 2020 to buy the second edition of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty by Virginia "Ginger Campbell, MD. Everyone who buys the book in June is eligible for a live webinar later this summer. Learn how you can support Brain Science at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/donations Sign up for the free Brain Science Newsletter to get show notes automatically every month. Don't forget to confirm your subscription! Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows. (It's a great way to get both new episodes and premium content.) BSP 31 with Dr. Buzsaki is available FREE as an extra for this episode. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Matthew Cobb, author of "The Idea of the Brain"

    Matthew Cobb, author of "The Idea of the Brain"

    This episode of Brain Science is an interview with neuroscientist Matthew Cobb author of "The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience."

    Cobb approaches the history of neuroscience from a different perspective than previous writers. He writes from the perspective of a working scientist with a deep interest in the history of ideas and the interaction between science and culture. This approach makes for a fascinating discussion.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Andreas Nieder, author of "A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct"

    Andreas Nieder, author of "A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct"

    This is an interview with Andreas Nieder, author of "A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct." We talk about the surprising discovery that a wide variety of animals have a number instinct, which is called the approximate number system. This appears to provide the basis for the more abstract mathematical abilities that are seen in humans. We also explore the relationship between mathematics and language.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
655 Ratings

655 Ratings

Mimisman ,

Easy to follow

I am late to the podcast community and just started dipping my toes into it last month. From sampling many different podcasts in the psychology, philosophy, and social science, I have been able to stay engaged through Ginger’s Brain Science podcasts. They are well produced. She moves through the conversations and her speaking style is easy to follow. Thank you for the good insight.

#justwantscience ,

Carol Travis episode.

I was happily listening to what I thought was a scientific podcast. I want my science to be about studies using the scientific method and their results. I turned it off when the talk became political. I can hear about politics everywhere. I was hoping to have some relief. I won’t be listening any more.

Jazik ,

Favorite

I and am so grateful this podcast exists, I’ve been a fan for years. My mind is amazed with every episode.

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