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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Release Date: 07/28/2019

BS 162 BS 162 "Rethinking Consciousness" with Michael Graziano

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This episode is an interview with Dr. Michael Graziano, author of Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience. We discuss how his Attention Schema Theory compliments several current theories and how it answers the question of how the brain generates subjective experience ("qualia").

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BS 161 Joseph Ledoux show art BS 161 Joseph Ledoux

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Respected neuroscientist Dr. Joseph Ledoux's new book is The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains. In this episode we discuss Dr. Ledoux's ideas about the relationship between emotion and consciousness. His conclusions are controversial, but thought provoking.

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BS 160 Neuroscience of Consciousness show art BS 160 Neuroscience of Consciousness

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This month's episode is the beginning a four part series about the Neuroscience of Consciousness. This month I am discussing and comparing the ideas from several recent books on the subject in preparation for several upcoming interviews on the subject. Many people consider consciousness to be the biggest mystery of all, but in this episode we explore how progress has been made in unraveling the  ultimate "mystery of how our brain makes us human."

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BS 159 Kevin Mitchell, author of BS 159 Kevin Mitchell, author of "Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This is an interview with Dr. Kevin Mitchell, author of "Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are." The key idea of this book is that much of much of our behavior is innate but this is only partly due to genetics. Events during brain development are equally important.

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BS 158 Philosopher Patricia Churchland discusses BS 158 Philosopher Patricia Churchland discusses "Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This month marks the return of popular Brain Science guest Dr. Patricia Churchland (BS 55 and BS 81). We talk about her new book, Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition. This book is a great combination of up to date neuroscience and critical thinking. It is recommended for listeners of all backgrounds.

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BS 157 Donald MacKay, author of BS 157 Donald MacKay, author of "Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This episode of Brain Science features Dr. Donald MacKay, author of Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works. H.M. may have been the most studied patient in history, but Mackay's work uncovers some surprising discoveries about the role of the hippocampus in language, as well as important implications for the aging brain.

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BS 156 Russell Poldrack talks about Brain Imaging (fMRI) show art BS 156 Russell Poldrack talks about Brain Imaging (fMRI)

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This is an interview with Stanford psychologist, Dr Russell A. Poldrack, author of "The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts." We discuss a brief history of the use of fMRI brain imaging with an emphasis on how to avoid the mistakes that plagued the field early on. Listeners will come away with an appreciation of both the promise and limitations of brain imaging, including an understanding of why it is NOT ready for use as a lie detector.

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BS 155 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with Paul Middlebrooks show art BS 155 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with Paul Middlebrooks

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

In this episode I talk with fellow podcaster and neuroscientist Paul Middlebrooks about the intersection between neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

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BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging show art BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This is an interview with Dr. Alan Castel, author of Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging. In the past we have discussed how our brain changes as we age, but it turns out successful aging requires more than "good genes." Our attitudes and our behaviors have a huge impact. More importantly, it is never too early to begin preparing for successful aging.

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BS 153 BS 153 "Understanding the Brain" with John Dowling

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This is an interview with neuroscientist John E Dowling. We discuss his latest books: "Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition" and "Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong." It is a good episode for listeners who are new to neuroscience.

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