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BS 161 Joseph Ledoux

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Release Date: 09/27/2019

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This episode is an encore presentation of an interview with neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. We talk about their international bestseller "Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions." Macknik and Martinez-Conde are neuroscientists who study vision, but several years ago they had the innovative idea of collaborating with magicians to explore how their use of both visual and cognitive illusions reveals secrets about how our brains work.

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165 Free Episode Transcript show art 165 Free Episode Transcript

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

I am including the transcript of this episode for free because it is an encore presentation of an interview that originally aired as BSP 72. It features Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions.

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Brain Science is entering its 14th year and for the first time since 2008 I will be producing two episodes a month. They will come out  on the 2nd and 4th Friday every month. This trailer provides a brief introduction to new listeners and a few announcements. The next full episode will be released on January 10, 2020.

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This is our 13th annual review episode. I share a few highlights from episodes 153-163 and include a few extra reflections on the recent 4-part series about the neuroscience of Consciousness. This month's episode transcript is included for FREE. Partial list of Books/Authors featured in 2019: Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition by John E. Dowling (BS 153) Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging by Alan D. Castel (BS 154) Brain Inspired (podcast) with Paul Middlebrooks (BS 155) The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts...

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Extra: Susan Schneider, author of Extra: Susan Schneider, author of "Artificial You"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with Susan Schneider, author of a fascinating new book called Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind. Schneider's book goes beyond the question of whether AI might become conscious to issues that might affect us on a more personal level.   I am cross posting this in the feed for Brain Science because there is an obvious overlap with the issue of consciousness, which we often discuss on Brain Science. Links and References: Susan Schneider (personal website) Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind by Susan...

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Christof Koch returns to Brain Science for the 3rd time and in this episode he shares his new book The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed. He tells us why he doesn't think the Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCC) are enough to explain subjective experience and he gives us a brief overview of the Integrated Information Theory (IIT) of Consciousness. Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Please Visit Our Sponsors: TextExpander @http://textexpander.com/podcast BetterHelp...

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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").   Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Announcements:   Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com or post voice feedback...

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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. Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes with links and episode transcripts. Links and References: Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for references and episode transcripts. Announcements: Please complete a brief audience survey. Send email...

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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." Books featured in BS 160 (listed in the order cited): Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas...

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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

BS 159 is an interview with Dr. Kevin Mitchell, author of Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are. We discuss the fact that our brain-based behavior is actually more innate than is commonly realized. Even identical twins are innately different despite having nearly identical genomes. This is because of events that occur during brain development. Listen now to learn more about what science is revealing about this fascinating topic. (PS: we also talk about the role of brain plasticity.) Links and References: Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are by Kevin J....

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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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