Nov 11, 2018
This Premium episode was recorded on Facebook Live on November 1, 2018.
It includes a look back at BS 146, which was an interview with Alan Jasanoff, author of The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are. Our focus was on avoiding the "cerebral mystique," which includes the tendency to over emphasize neuroscience as a means of understanding the world.
Ironically, I also included the presentation I gave at Sound Education the next day called Why Neuroscience Matters in which I argue that basic neuroscience literacy is essential in the 21st Century. As citizens we need an accurate understanding of how our brains really work, but we also need to appreciate that we are more than our brains, and solutions to our most difficult problems must include a recognition of the role of our environment and our interaction with the people around us.