44 episodes

CogNation is a podcast by Rolf Nelson and Joe Hardy, two cognitive psychologists interested in the future of brain science and technology. We explore relevant topics in the areas of cognitive science, technology, AI, and philosophy. Although we dabble with dystopian implications of new technologies (such as the impending robopocalypse), we are led by our curiosity and try to keep it light and fun.
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CogNation is a podcast by Rolf Nelson and Joe Hardy, two cognitive psychologists interested in the future of brain science and technology. We explore relevant topics in the areas of cognitive science, technology, AI, and philosophy. Although we dabble with dystopian implications of new technologies (such as the impending robopocalypse), we are led by our curiosity and try to keep it light and fun.
https://www.facebook.com/CognationPodcast/
email: cognationpodcast@gmail.com

    The Science of Sleep with Dr. Aric Prather

    The Science of Sleep with Dr. Aric Prather

    Joe and Rolf talk to Dr. Aric Prather, a clinical psychiatrist at UCSF and author of the new book "The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest" about why sleep is important, the relationship of stress to sleep, and how to tune your body and environment to get a great night's sleep.
    Special Guest: Aric Prather.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Marshmallow Test

    The Marshmallow Test

    Is self-control at age 4 a predictor of lifelong success? Rolf & Joe look at new studies that replicate and extend Mischel's marshmallow experiments, discussing why some kids can wait longer for a bigger treat and what the test itself means.


    Links:


    Watts, T. W., Duncan, G. J., & Quan, H. (2018). Revisiting the Marshmallow Test: A Conceptual Replication Investigating Links Between Early Delay of Gratification and Later Outcomes. Psychological Science, 29(7), 1159–1177. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618761661


    The Atlantic: Why Rich Kids are so Good at the Marshmallow Test

    • 49 min
    Embodied Cognition

    Embodied Cognition

    Our guests, Dr. Sheila Macrine and Dr. Jennifer Fugate, discuss the concept of "embodied cognition" and its implications for the classroom. They argue that traditional cognitive psychology has ignored the fact that the brain is situated in the body, and that learning happens most effectively if it is connected with our body and our environment, rather than learned abstractly.

    • 56 min
    Matthew Gingo: Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them

    Matthew Gingo: Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them

    Developmental psychologist Matthew Gingo joins to discuss his research on morality and deception. Why and under what circumstances do parents and their children lie to one another?


    We discuss his paper entitled "What they don't know won't hurt them: Parents' judgments about lying to their adolescents", published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence (2019)

    • 50 min
    Flawless Predictions for 2022

    Flawless Predictions for 2022

    Joe and Rolf once again scry the future with bold and entirely accurate predictions about the year 2022

    • 41 min
    Dr. Joshua Miele: The Blind Arduino Project

    Dr. Joshua Miele: The Blind Arduino Project

    Joshua Miele is a blind scientist and inventor living in the Bay Area. Amongst his many initiatives is the Blind Arduino Project, where participants learn how to navigate a world of maker electronics that are really designed for the sighted. He talks to Joe and Rolf about his work to bring accessible and useful tools to the blind community. He teaches blind soldering classes, and he has worked to make braille maps easily accessible. He discusses what technology in recent years has helped the blind, and what hasn't.


    Blind Arduino Blog: http://blarbl.blogspot.com/
    Josh's Handle: @BerkeleyBlink
    Mailing list for the Bay Area blind arduino monthly meeting: babamm@groups.io
    Special Guest: Joshua Miele.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

carylwampus ,

Cognition

Excellent podcast. Rolf and Joe are great!

VR minds think alike ,

Awesome podcast on cognitive psychology!

Awesome podcast on cognitive psychology.

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