BS 129 features pioneering neuroscientist Brenda Milner. Dr. Milner is best known for work work on memory including key discoveries she made while working with the famous patient HM. She also made important discoveries about the differences between the brain's hemispheres by studying the so-called "split brain" patients. This interview was recorded in 2008 when Dr. Milner was 90, but I am glad to report that she is still going strong at age 98.Read More
Episode 57 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with neuropsychologist, Dr. Chris Frith, author of Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World. Our brain processes information about the world outside us (via our senses) in the same way that it processes information from within our bodies and from our own mental world. In this interview. Dr. Frith and I explore the implications from recent discoveries about how our brain generates our mental world.
How to get this episode:
- Chris Frith, PhD: University College London Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging.
- Necker cube: a visual illusion that shows that some visual processing can not be changed by top-down feedback.
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*These references are from Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World by Chris Frith.
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