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May 31, 2007

Brain Science Podcast #13 is a discussion of unconscious rapid decision-making. It begins with a discussion of Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2006) by Malcolm Gladwell, and also considers other writings on the subject.

Detailed show notes and transcripts can be found at


May 17, 2007

Brain Science Podcast #12: Memory. This episode is a discussion based on the book Memory: From Mind to Molecules (2000), by Larry Squires and Eric Kandel. We consider the different types of memory and explore the evidence about how memories are formed and where they are stored. Some of the answers might surprise...


May 3, 2007

Brain Science #11: Emotion. This episode is based on the 2001 book by Dylan Evans called Emotion: the science of sentiment. Some questions considered include

  1. Are emotions universal?
  2. Why are emotions important?
  3. What is the relationship between mood and emotion?
  4. How do emotions effect how we think?
  5. Could computers...