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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Release Date: 01/22/2021

BS 186 Mark Humphries author of BS 186 Mark Humphries author of "The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This month's episode features Mark Humphries, author of "The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds." We explore how the brain uses electrical signaling in surprising ways, beginning with a look at how an action potential (aka. "the spike") is produced. Then we consider what Humphries calls "the dark neurons," which are neurons that rarely generate spikes. We explore their role and also how it relates to the brain's spontaneous activity.

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BS 185 Stephen Fleming on BS 185 Stephen Fleming on "the neuroscience of self-awareness"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with Dr. Stephen Fleming, author of "Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness." We explore the concept of metacognition and learn that while explicit metacognition (thinking about thinking) may be unique to humans, it is built on building blocks shared with other species. We also explore what can go wrong and why it matters.

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This is the premium episode transcript for BS 184 with Mark Solms author of The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness. To access make sure you are signed into your MyLibsyn account. This transcript can also be purchased at brainsciencepodcast.com. © copyright 2021 Virginia Campbell, MD

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BS 184 Mark Solms, author of "The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

In this month's episode of Brain Science, neuroscientist Mark Solms talks about his new book "The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Origins of Consciousness." Solms was inspired by the pioneering work of Jaak Panksepp who argued that the origins of consciousness can be traced to the brainstem. In his new book Solms presents the evidence for this viewpoint and explains how the work of computational neuroscientist Karl Friston has provided additional support.

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Jeff Hawkins has spent nearly twenty years on a quest to discover how the brain's cortex generates intelligence. In this episode, he talks about his new book A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, which describes some of his most recent research in a way that is accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

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BS 182 Iris Berent author of BS 182 Iris Berent author of "The Blind Storyteller"

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This month's episode of Brain Science features Iris Berent, author of "The Blind Storyteller: How We Reason About Human Nature." We explore how our deeply entrenched biases toward dualism and essentialism impact our attitudes toward neuroscience and toward problems like mental illness.

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

This month's episode of Brain Science features Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, one of the world's leading researchers on the neuroscience of autism. We discuss his latest book "The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention." This book reminds us that many different kinds of science can enrich our lives and our understanding of what it means to be human.

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Here is a free transcript of , which is our 14th Annual Review Episode. You can buy additional episode transcripts at .

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Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

It's time for our 14th Annual Review Episode! Despite the challenges of 2020, it has been an outstanding year for Brain Science: the show passed 11 million downloads and Dr. Campbell released of second edition of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty.

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This month's episode of Brain Science is an interview with neuroscientists E. Bruce Goldstein, author of "The Mind: Consciousness, Prediction, and the Brain."

We review some key ideas about how the brain creates the Mind, the important role of unconscious processes and prediction. It is a great starter episode for new listeners and a concise review for longtime fans.

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