Jeff Hawkins founded Numenta in 2005, shortly after publishing his best seller “On Intelligence.” Numenta’s goal is to create a computer model of how the human cortex functions and more importantly advance our theoretical understanding of why it has the structure that it does. In BS 139 Hawkins describes some of his team’s latest research and some exciting new ideas. Complete show notes and transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Send feed back to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Speakpipe. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
The Brain Science Podcast 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. The Brain Science Podcast comes out once a month. The most recent 25 episodes are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.
In BS 138 Dr. John Medina returns to discuss his latest book Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp. This is a lively discussion full of useful information for listeners of all ages. If you listen via the free Brain Science mobile app you also listen to Dr. Medina’s original interview (BSP 37), which is included as Bonus content. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Note to Premium Subscribers: Premium content including episode transcripts is accessed via the free mobile app or by logging in at https://my.libsyn.com/auth/login/show_id/18369. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
In BS 137 neuroscientist Seth Grant describes his surprising new discovery that brain complexity is controlled by a “genetic lifespan calendar” that determines the timing of brain changes through out the lifespan. We also explore the exciting implications of this discovery. Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts. Our new sponsor is The Great Courses Plus. For a free month of video streaming and downloads go to http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/ginger. Note for Premium Subscribers: The episode transcript for BS 137 will be released later this week. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
In Brain Science 136 we discuss “Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It” by Mark Seidenberg. We consider the disturbing gap between our scientific knowledge of reading and current education practices in the US. This episode will provide the listener with some important basics about how reading changes our brains and what is known about how children learn to read. Learning to read is not as automatic as learning to talk and when problems arise, early intervention is essential. We also consider some of the fascinating differences between written languages and how they reflect underlying differences between spoken languages. Plus—- Why speed reading is as myth! Check out the free Brain Science Mobile app for extra content. Send feedback to email@example.com. For more references and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
This episode features Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of How Emotions Are Made. We discuss the evidence AGAINST the classical theory that emotions are universal and hardwired, as well as her new theory of Constructed Emotions. This new theory has significant implications for how we understand ourselves and others. Detailed show notes are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Bonus Content is available for Premium Subscribers and Patreon supporters. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. About the “Brain Science” Podcast