7 episodes

A podcast that communicates science through fantasy. Magic of the Mind explores the power of the human mind through a gripping fictional narrative and intellectual discussions with female scientists.

Magic of the Mind Morgan Sweeney

    • Social Sciences

A podcast that communicates science through fantasy. Magic of the Mind explores the power of the human mind through a gripping fictional narrative and intellectual discussions with female scientists.

    3 SBTS: Memory with Signy Sheldon

    3 SBTS: Memory with Signy Sheldon

    Discover mental time travel through the theories of memory written into episode 3! Dr. Signy Sheldon talks about the importance of context, the power of implicit memory, the process of creating false memories, the link between sleep and memory, and traumatic memories.Support the show, talk to us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or explore our central home at magicofthemind.ca.

    • 33 min
    3: Alter Memory

    3: Alter Memory

    Eve journeys home to recover a lost memory, with the help of Onin, a dwarven healer.Support the show, talk to us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or explore our central home at magicofthemind.ca.Sound credits here!

    • 26 min
    2 SBTS: Attention with Francesca Capozzi

    2 SBTS: Attention with Francesca Capozzi

    Explore the theories of attention and perception used in episode 2! Dr. Francesca Capozzi came in to explain what attention looks like, how the objects in our environment can influence the actions we take, and how Eve is able to recognize the red glitter from Allorina's boots. As usual, there's a fun Easter egg hidden after the credits.Support the show, talk to us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or explore our central home at magicofthemind.ca.

    • 36 min
    2: The Thief's Trick

    2: The Thief's Trick

    Eve and Quest go to the circus, where they are awed and surprised.Support the show, talk to us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or explore our central home at magicofthemind.ca. Check out Jonathan and Chris's podcast here!Sound credits here!

    • 19 min
    1 SBTS: Language with Debra Titone

    1 SBTS: Language with Debra Titone

    Discover the psychology of language written into episode 1! We discuss bilingualism, the social and cultural nature of language, the connection between language and thought, and the difference between written and spoken language with Dr. Debra Titone, director of the McGill Language and Multilingualism Lab. There's also a hidden Easter egg if you make it all the way to the end!Support the show, talk to us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or explore our central home at magicofthemind.ca.This is the study that details the patient response to the different metaphors used by doctors - the conditions were framing cancer as a battle or as a journey.

    • 28 min
    1: Speak of the Devil

    1: Speak of the Devil

    Eve's first adventure, where she is tasked with sorting a library of books in different languages. Eve makes a new friend, Quest, and they work together to defeat an intimidating monster.Support the show, talk to us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or explore our central home at magicofthemind.ca.Sound credits here!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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 ,

Fresh Take on Sharing Science

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

sweegan ,

Nice

I appreciate making science more accessible! Thank you for teaching me in an interesting medium

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