Fri, 30 November 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 that are embedded in bodies that in turn must interact with the world. Using this embodied approach to building robots offers unique and surprising insights into biological intelligence. Dr. Pheifer's skillful use of examples makes the topic accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.
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Fri, 16 November 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 to read.
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