Episode List

  1. Mind Wide OpenA general introduction to why neuroscience matters, based on Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, by Steven Johnson.
  2. On IntelligenceA discussion of On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins.
  3. In Search of Memory: Nobel Laureate, Eric Kandel's excellent introduction to neuroscience.
  4. Nature Versus Nurture: A discussion of The Great Brain Debate: Nature Or Nurture? by John E. Dowling.
  5. Consciousness: A very brief introduction to philosophy of mind.
  6. The First Idea: The role of emotional signaling in the development of language, based on The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans, by Stanley I. Greenspan, MD and Stuart Shanker, PhD.
  7. **Stuart Shanker, PhD on Bonobos: Explores what bonobos can teach us about communication.
  8. How Neurons Communicate: A fairly detailed introduction to brain chemistry.
  9. The Future of the Brain: A discussion of the book by Steven Rose.
  10. Neuroplasticity: Exciting discovery that the brain continues to grow and change, based on Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves, by Sharon Begley.
  11. EmotionA discussion of Emotion: The Science of Sentiment by Dylan Evans.
  12. Memory: A discussion of Memory: From Mind to Molecules, by Larry R. Squire, PhD and Eric R. Kandel, MD.
  13. Unconscious Decisions: A look at decision-making.
  14. Our First Six Months: A brief review of the first six months
  15. **Read Montague, PhD: Author of Why Choose This Book?: How We Make Decisions.
  16. The Pre-Frontal Lobes: A discussion of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind, by Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD.
  17. The Wisdom of the Aging Brain: A discussion of The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older by Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD.
  18. **Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD on Aging and the Brain: How our brain changes as we age, and what we can do about it.
  19. Gut Feelings: A discussion of Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, by Gerd Gigerenzer.
  20. **Louann Brizendine, MD: Author of The Female Brain.
  21. Body Maps: A discussion of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee.
  22. **Christof Koch, PhD on Consciousness: Author of The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach
  23. **Sandra Blakeslee (Follow-up of BSP 21): We discuss plasticity and body maps.
  24. Reading and the Brain: A discussion of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by MaryAnn Wolf.
  25. **Rolf Pfeifer, PhD on Embodied Intelligence.
  26. **Norman Doidge, MD, on Neuroplasticity: Author of The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science.
  27. Year-end review of Season 1.
  28. **Edward Taub, PhD: Talked about his revolutionary approach to stroke rehabilitation.
  29. **Maryann Wolf, PhD: talks about her book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.
  30. The Evolution of Language: A discussion of The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language, by Christine Kenneally
  31. **Brain Rhythms with György Buzsáki: A discussion of his book  Rhythms of the Brain.
  32. A brief Introduction to Brain Anatomy: Based on Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain by David Bainbridge.
  33. **John J Ratey, MD: Explains why exercise is essential to brain health.
  34. **Rachel Herz, PhD: Discusses of her book The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell.
  35. Mirror Neurons: A discussion of Mirrors in the Brain: How Our Minds Share Actions, Emotions, and Experience by Giacomo Rizzolatti, MD, and Corrado Sinigaglia, PhD.
  36. **Arthur Glenberg, PhD: Explores the role of embodied cognition in language and reading.
  37. **John Medina, PhD: Discusses his book, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.
  38. ** Jeff Hawkins: Author of On Intelligence, discusses his theory of how the cortex works.
  39. **Michael Arbib, PhD: Discusses the role of mirror neurons in imitation and language.
  40. Semi-annual Review Episode
  41. **Interview with Linguist, Alice Gaby: On the relationship between neuroscience and linguistics.
  42. Discussion of On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not By Robert Burton, MD.
  43. **Part 2 of On Being Certain: Interview with Robert Burton, MD.
  44. **Interview with Daniel Siegel, MD: About meditation and the brain.
  45. **John Ratey, MD: Talks about ADHD.
  46. **Live from Dragon*Con 2008: Shella Keilholz, PhD, and Jason Schneiderman, PhD, discuss brain imaging.
  47. Discussion of Principles of Brain Evolution: by Georg F. Striedter.
  48. **Gary Lynch, PhD: Discusses his book Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence.
  49. **Interview with pioneering neuroscientist, Brenda Milner, PhD.
  50. Neuroscience 2008: Highlights from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
  51. **Interview with Seth Grant, PhD: A discussion about how proteomics reveals synapse evolution.
  52. Year 2 Review: A look back at Year 2 of the Brain Science Podcast.
  53. Free will?: A discussion of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will by Nancey Murphy and Warren S. Brown.
  54. **Michael Merzenich, PhD: Pioneering neuroscientist talks about neuroplasticity.
  55. **Patricia Churchland, PhD: An interview about neurophilosophy.
  56. **Eve Marder, PhD: From the Society of Neuroscience.
  57. **Chris Frith, PhD: Author of Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World.
  58. **Alva Noë, PhD: Author of Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness.
  59. **Guy Caldwell, PhD, from the University of Alabama: Discusses the use of the tiny worm, C Elegans, for studying movement disorders.
  60. **Stuart Brown, MD (National Institute for Play): Author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.
  61. **Allan Jones, PhD (The Allen Institute for Brain Research): On mapping the mouse brain and the human cortex.
  62. **Warren Brown, PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary): Co-author of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? (also discussed in Episode 53).
  63. **David Bainbridge, PhD: Talks about his latest book, Teenagers: A Natural History.
  64. Third Annual Review Episode
  65. **Jaak Panksepp, PhD: Author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions.
  66. **Randy Gallistel, PhD: Co-author of Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience.
  67. **Thomas Metzinger, PhD: Author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self.
  68. **Peter Whitehouse, MD: Co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis.
  69. **R. Douglas Fields, PhD: Author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science.
  70. **Scott Lilienfeld, PhD: Co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.
  71. Our Fourth Annual Review Episode
  72. **Interview with Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde: Authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions.
  73. **Lawrence Shapiro, PhD: Author of Embodied Cognition.
  74. **Olaf Sporns, PhD: Author of Networks of the Brain.
  75. **David Eagleman, PhD: Author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.
  76. **Sian Beilock, PhD: Author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To.
  77. **Fabrizio Benedetti, MD: Author of Placebo Effects and The Patient's Brain.
  78. Discussion: Of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---and How It Will Change Our Lives by Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD.
  79. **Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD: Author of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines.
  80. Fifth Annual Review Episode
  81. **Patricia Churchland, PhD: Author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.
  82. How Mind Emerges from Brain: A Discussion of Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael Gazzaniga, PhD.
  83. **Mind and Brain, with William Uttal, PhD, Author of Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
  84. **Update on Consciousness Research with Christof Koch, PhD, Author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist.
  85. **Sebastian Seung Explores the Brain's WiringInterview with Sebastian Seung, PhD, author of Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
  86. **Disgust, with Rachel Herz, PhD:  Interview with Rachel Herz, PhD, author of That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion
  87. **Brain Aging with Pamela Greenwood, PhDInterview with Pamela Greenwood, PhD, co-author of Nurturing the Aging Brain and Mind
  88. **The Self Illusion with Bruce Hood, PhD:  Interview with Bruce Hood, PhD, author of The Self Illusion: How The Social Brain Creates Identity.
  89. **†Mind in Life:  Interview with Evan Thompson, PhD, author of Mind in Life: Biology. Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind
  90. Self Comes to Mind:  Discussion of Self Comes to Mind, by Antonio Damasio, PhD.
  91. **The Origin of Emotions with Jaak Panksepp:  Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, Author of The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion.
  92. Sixth Annual Review: Neuroscience Highlights for 2012.
  93. Pain (part 1) with Dr. Fernando Cervero, author of Understanding Pain.

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