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Dec 28, 2007

#27 Brain Science Podcast: This episode is a brief review of the first year of the Brain Science Podcast. I review some of the major topics that we have explored including memory, consciousnesses, decision-making, body maps, and plasticity. Then we look ahead to next year.

What was your favorite episode? What was...


Dec 14, 2007

Brain Science Podcast #26 is an interview with Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science.

We discuss the historical background of the recent discovery of neuroplasticity, the work of several pioneering scientists, and...


Nov 30, 2007

#25 Brain Science Podcast: This is an interview with Rolf Pfeifer, director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich.  We discuss biorobotics and the field of embodied artificial intelligence. This approach involved realizing that brains are not isolated computational devices. Instead...


Nov 16, 2007

#24 Brain Science Podcast: Reading and the Brain. Dr. Ginger Campbell discusses the new book, "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain" (2007), by Maryanne Wolf. We explore the history of writing and reading, how individuals learn to read, and touch briefly on why some people can't learn...


Oct 19, 2007

#23 Brain Science Podcast: Interview with Sandra Blakeslee, co-author of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own.

This is a follow-up on Episode 21, which a discussion of Blakeslee's new book about body maps. In the interview we talk about the relationship between body maps (in the brain) and neuroplasticity, as well as...