This is an interview with MIT neuroscientist, Dr. Alan Jasanoff about his book The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are. We talk about what he calls the “cerebral mystique” and why it is important to remember because the brain is embodied it is not autonomous. The Mind is the result of the interaction of the brain, body, and its environment. Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for full show notes and episode transcripts. Try a free month of The Great Courses Plus at http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/ginger. 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.
BS 145 celebrates the return of Dr. Maryanne Wolf who was featured back in BSP 29 when we talked about her bestseller Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. In this episode we talk about her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century. Our focus is two-fold. First we consider the implications of the fact that while language is acquired naturally, reading is a cultural invention that must be taught. Second, we explore how the brain is changed by reading and consider the consequences of the shift toward digital media. This is a thought provoking conversation that will interest listeners of all backgrounds. For complete show notes and episode transcripts, please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com. This episode of Brain Science is sponsored by Audible. Please show your support this podcast by visiting http://audible.com/ginger. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
This is an interview with Dr. Angela Friederici, author of Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity. Her book is an extensive review of decades of research, but this interview provides an accessible introduction to listeners of all backgrounds. Don’t miss our new monthly Facebook live sessions where listeners can submit questions about past episodes. Learn more at our Facebook Fan Page. Full episode show notes and episode transcripts are available at brainsciencepodcast.com. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
BS 143 is an interview with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, author of Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation. We explore the roles of both the pre-frontal lobes and the right cerebral hemisphere, and we consider how the rapid rate of change may actually be decreasing the incidence of dementia by forcing older people to learn new skills rather than getting stuck in the rut of years of “auto-pilot.” Show notes and episode transcripts are available at http:brainsciencepodcast.com. Important new announcement: Starting on the first Thursday in April (April 5, 2018) at 8PM Central Time, Dr. Campbell will be hosting a monthly Facebook Book Live session which will be available on her profile page and the Brain Science podcast Fan Page. Questions and comments can be submitted ahead of time or during the session. A recorded version will be available for Premium subscribers and Patreon supporters. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. About the “Brain Science” Podcast
BS 142 is an interview with neuroscientist Michael Graziano about his latest book The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature. We explore the discovery of peripersonal neurons and discover how deeply they are imbedded in our daily lives. For show notes and complete transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com Send email to email@example.com or submit audio feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. This episode will be discussed on the Brain Science Podcast Fan Page via Facebook live on Thursday April 12 at 8PM Central Time. About the “Brain Science” Podcast