13 episodes

Learn about your mind through fantasy stories and conversations with female scientists!

Part 1: The Fantasy Story

Each episode follows the story of Eve, a sixteen-year-old scribe traveling the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons and Dragons in search of a place to call home. Written into the plot of each episode is a different topic in cognitive science, that is explored in detail in Part 2.

Part 2: The Interview

Released simultaneously with developments in the fantasy story are interviews with female scientists who study the topics explored in each episode. In the interviews, the writer explains the theories she wove into the narrative, and the scientists expand on what these look like in the real world.

Magic of the Mind Morgan Sweeney

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Learn about your mind through fantasy stories and conversations with female scientists!

Part 1: The Fantasy Story

Each episode follows the story of Eve, a sixteen-year-old scribe traveling the Forgotten Realms of Dungeons and Dragons in search of a place to call home. Written into the plot of each episode is a different topic in cognitive science, that is explored in detail in Part 2.

Part 2: The Interview

Released simultaneously with developments in the fantasy story are interviews with female scientists who study the topics explored in each episode. In the interviews, the writer explains the theories she wove into the narrative, and the scientists expand on what these look like in the real world.

    6 SBTS: Identity with Eve Blouin-Hudon

    6 SBTS: Identity with Eve Blouin-Hudon

    Learn about yourself through theories of identity, in our final interview of the season! Eve Blouin-Hudon explores different ways to look at the self, how identity can shift over time, and the importance of building a relationship with your future self.


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    Thanks for an incredible first season!


     

    • 28 min
    6: A Tale of Two Letters

    6: A Tale of Two Letters

    In the finale for season 1, Eve makes an important decision about her future.


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    Sound credits here!

    • 18 min
    5 SBTS: Relationships with Amy Gregory

    5 SBTS: Relationships with Amy Gregory

    Delve into the science of relationships explored in episode 5! Amy Gregory called in to talk about the importance of empathy, the basics of attachment theory, and how the person we are shapes our relationships (and vice versa).



    Here's the study that predicts college success based on relationships. There's a few other Harvard studies that confirm: the best predictor of life-long happiness is close relationships.



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    • 32 min
    5: The Resurrection

    5: The Resurrection

    Eve meets the man from her nightmares, and the gang travels to Tarquin to stop a horrible procedure.


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    Sound credits here!

    • 23 min
    4 SBTS: Emotions with Anna Weinberg

    4 SBTS: Emotions with Anna Weinberg

    We unravel the science of emotions that Eve experiences during episode 4. Dr. Anna Weinberg talks about how emotions help us survive, the different effects of fear and happiness on the body, and the importance of social buffering in stressful situations.



    If you're interested, you can check out the Invisibilia Episode we mentioned, or learn more about Joe LeDoux, a big researcher in fear learning.


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    Stay safe out there!

    • 29 min
    4: Emotion Potion

    4: Emotion Potion

    Eve returns to Tarquin with Cheers, a bard she meets along the way. The gang has a wild night out on the town, where they engage in recreational emotion enhancing.



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    Sound credits here!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Keely Clifford ,

Fabulous!

I am really enjoying this fun and interesting podcast. It is entertaining with a great storyline, characters, music and sound effects too. I can’t wait until the next one comes out!! Thanks

EmJulie ,

Omg! This Trailer is EPIC!

Already thrilled beyond belief by the trailer!! Can’t wait to hear the first full episode! Everyone should give this podcast a listen. The story is exciting, imaginative, and makes neuroscience accessible!!!

19rachel ,

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Loved what I’ve heard so far! Awesome narrative and I learned something new

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