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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 Kenneall**Brain Rhythms with György Buzsáki: A discussion of his book  Rhythms of the Brain.
  1. A brief Introduction to Brain Anatomy: Based on Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain by David Bainbridge.
  2. **John J Ratey, MD: Explains why exercise is essential to brain health.
  3. **Rachel Herz, PhD: Discusses of her book The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell.
  4. 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.
  5. **Arthur Glenberg, PhD: Explores the role of embodied cognition in language and reading.
  6. **John Medina, PhD: Discusses his book, Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.
  7. ** Jeff Hawkins: Author of On Intelligence, discusses his theory of how the cortex works.
  8. **Michael Arbib, PhD: Discusses the role of mirror neurons in imitation and language.
  9. Semi-annual Review Episode
  10. **Interview with Linguist, Alice Gaby: On the relationship between neuroscience and linguistics.
  11. Discussion of On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not: By Robert Burton, MD.
  12. **Part 2 of On Being Certain: Interview with Robert Burton, MD.
  13. **Interview with Daniel Siegel, MD: About meditation and the brain.
  14. **John Ratey, MD: Talks about ADHD.
  15. **Live from Dragon*Con 2008: Shella Keilholz, PhD, and Jason Schneiderman, PhD, discuss brain imaging.
  16. Discussion of Principles of Brain Evolution: by Georg F. Striedter.
  17. **Gary Lynch, PhD: Discusses his book Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence.
  18. **Interview with pioneering neuroscientist, Brenda Milner, PhD.
  19. Neuroscience 2008: Highlights from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.
  20. **Interview with Seth Grant, PhD: A discussion about how proteomics reveals synapse evolution.
  21. Year 2 Review: A look back at Year 2 of the Brain Science Podcast.
  22. 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.
  23. **Michael Merzenich, PhD: Pioneering neuroscientist talks about neuroplasticity.
  24. **Patricia Churchland, PhD: An interview about neurophilosophy.
  25. **Eve Marder, PhD: From the Society of Neuroscience.
  26. **Chris Frith, PhD: Author of Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World.
  27. **Alva Noë, PhD: Author of Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness.
  28. **Guy Caldwell, PhD, from the University of Alabama: Discusses the use of the tiny worm, C Elegans, for studying movement disorders.
  29. **Stuart Brown, MD (National Institute for Play): Author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.
  30. **Allan Jones, PhD (The Allen Institute for Brain Research): On mapping the mouse brain and the human cortex.
  31. **Warren Brown, PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary): Co-author of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? (also discussed in Episode 53).
  32. **David Bainbridge, PhD: Talks about his latest book, Teenagers: A Natural History.
  33. Third Annual Review Episode
  34. **Jaak Panksepp, PhD: Author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions.
  35. **Randy Gallistel, PhD: Co-author of Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience.
  36. **Thomas Metzinger, PhD: Author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self.
  37. **Peter Whitehouse, MD: Co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis.
  38. **R. Douglas Fields, PhD: Author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science.
  39. **Scott Lilienfeld, PhD: Co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.
  40. Our Fourth Annual Review Episode
  41. **Interview with Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde: Authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions.
  42. **Lawrence Shapiro, PhD: Author of Embodied Cognition.
  43. **Olaf Sporns, PhD: Author of Networks of the Brain.
  44. **David Eagleman, PhD: Author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.
  45. **Sian Beilock, PhD: Author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To.
  46. **Fabrizio Benedetti, MD: Author of Placebo Effects and The Patient's Brain.
  47. Discussion: Of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---and How It Will Change Our Lives by Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD.
  48. **Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD: Author of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines.
  49. Fifth Annual Review Episode
  50. **Patricia Churchland, PhD: Author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.
  51. How Mind Emerges from Brain: A Discussion of Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael Gazzaniga, PhD.
  52. **Mind and Brain, with William Uttal, PhD, Author of Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
  53. **Update on Consciousness Research with Christof Koch, PhD, Author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist.
  54. **Sebastian Seung Explores the Brain's WiringInterview with Sebastian Seung, PhD, author of Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
  55. **Disgust, with Rachel Herz, PhD:  Interview with Rachel Herz, PhD, author of That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion
  56. **Brain Aging with Pamela Greenwood, PhDInterview with Pamela Greenwood, PhD, co-author of Nurturing the Aging Brain and Mind
  57. **The Self Illusion with Bruce Hood, PhD:  Interview with Bruce Hood, PhD, author of The Self Illusion: How The Social Brain Creates Identity.
  58. **†Mind in Life:  Interview with Evan Thompson, PhD, author of Mind in Life: Biology. Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind
  59. Self Comes to Mind:  Discussion of Self Comes to Mind, by Antonio Damasio, PhD.
  60. **The Origin of Emotions with Jaak Panksepp:  Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, Author of The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion.
  61. Sixth Annual Review: Neuroscience Highlights for 2012.

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past episodes

Transcripts are now available for all episodes of the Brain Science Podcast. Just click on the links below to download a PDF of your favorite episode. Episode Transcripts are also available via our new iPhone application.

Episode 1: Discussion of Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, by Steven Johnson (Transcript PDF)

Episode 2: Discussion of On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins (Transcript PDF)

Episode 3: Discussion of In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, by Eric R. Kandel (Transcript PDF)

Episode 4: Discussion of The Great Brain Debate: Nature Or Nurture?, by John E. Dowling (Transcript PDF)

Episode 5: Consciousness: An introduction to philosophy of mind (Transcript PDF)

Episode 6: Discussion of The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans, by Stanley I. Greenspan and Stuart G. Shanker (Transcript PDF)

Episode 7: Interview with Stuart Shanker, PhD, co-author of The First Idea, from Episode 6 (Transcript PDF)

Episode 8: How Neurons Communicate: A detailed discussion of neurotransmitters (Transcript PDF)

Episode 9: Discussion of The Future of the Brain: The Promise and Perils of Tomorrow’s Neuroscience, by Steven Rose (Transcript PDF)

Episode 10: Neuroplasticity: A discussion of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 11: Discussion of Emotion: The Science of Sentiment, by Dylan Evans (Transcript PDF)

Episode 12: Discussion of Memory: From Mind to Molecules, by Kandel and Squire (Transcript PDF)

Episode 13: Unconscious Decision Making (Transcript PDF)

Episode 14: Review of the Brain Science Podcast‘s first six months (Transcript PDF)

Episode 15: Interview with Read Montague, PhD, author of Why Choose This Book?: How We Make Decisions (Transcript PDF)

Episode 16: Discussion of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind (Transcript PDF)

Episode 17: Discussion of The Wisdom Paradox, by Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 18: Interview with author Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 19: Review of Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, by Gerd Gigerenzer (Transcript PDF)

Episode 20: Interview with Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of The Female Brain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 21: Discussion of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, by Sandra and Matthew Blakeslee (Transcript PDF)

Episode 22: Interview with Christof Koch, PhD, author of The Quest for Consciousness (Transcript PDF)

Episode 23: Interview with Sandra Blakeslee, author of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own (Transcript PDF)

Episode 24: Discussion of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryann Wolf (Transcript PDF)

Episode 25: Interview with Rolf Pfeifer, PhD, author of How The Body Shapes the Way We Think (Transcript PDF)

Episode 26: Interview with Dr. Norman Doidge, author of The Brain That Changes Itself (Transcript PDF)

Episode 27: Year-end Review Episode for 2007 (Transcript PDF)

Episode 28: Interview with Dr. Edward Taub, tapping brain plasticity for stroke rehabilitation (Transcript PDF)

Episode 29: Interview with Maryann Wolf, PhD, author of Proust and the Squid (Transcript PDF)

Episode 30: Discussion of The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language (Transcript PDF)

Episode 31: Interview with György Buzsáki, PhD, author of Rhythms of the Brain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 32: A brief overview of brain anatomy based on Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain, by David Bainbridge (Transcript PDF)

Episode 33: Interview with John Ratey, MD author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 34: Interview with Rachel Herz, PhD, author of The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell (Transcript PDF)

Episode 35: Discussion of Mirrors in the Brain: How our Minds Share Actions, Emotions, and Experience (Transcript PDF)

Episode 36: Interview with Arthur Glenberg, PhD about Embodied Cognition (Transcript PDF)

Episode 37: Interview with John Medina, PhD, author of Brain Rules (Transcript PDF)

Episode 38: Interview with Jeff Hawkins, author of On Intelligence (Transcript PDF)

Episode 39: Interview with Michael Arbib, PhD about Mirror Neurons (Transcript PDF)

Episode 40: Mid-year Review episode from June 2008 (Transcript PDF)

Episode 41: Interview with linguist, Alice Gaby, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 42: Discussion of Robert Burton’s book, On Being Certain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 43: Interview with Robert Burton, MD, author of On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not (Transcript PDF)

Episode 44: Interview with Daniel Siegel, MD about meditation and the brain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 45: Interview with John J Ratey, MD about ADD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 46: Live from Dragon*Con 2008, about brain imaging (Transcript PDF)

Episode 47: Discussion of Principles of Brain Evolution, by Georg Striedter (Transcript PDF)

Episode 48: Interview with Gary Lynch, PhD, about brain evolution (Transcript PDF)

Episode 49: Interview with Brenda Milner, PhD, pioneer neuroscientist (Transcript PDF)

Episode 50: Highlights from the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)

Episode 51: Interview with Seth Grant, PhD, about synapse proteomics (Transcript PDF)

Episode 52: Year 2 Review Episode (Transcript PDF)

Episode 53: 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 (Transcript PDF)

Extra: Episode 25 of Books and Ideas (the interview with Dr. Paul Offit about Vaccine Safety) (Transcript PDF)

Episode 54: Interview with Dr. Michael Merzenich, pioneer of neuroplasticity (Transcript PDF)

Episode 55: Interview with neurophilospher, Patricia Churchland, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 56: Interview with neuroscientist, Eve Marder, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 57: Interview with neuropsychologist, Chris Frith, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 58: Interview with Alva Noë, PhD, author of Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness (Transcript PDF)

Episode 59: Interview with Guy Caldwell, PhD, about C Elegans: (Transcript PDF)

Episode 60: Interview with Stuart Brown, PhD, author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Transcript PDF)

Episode 61: Interview with Allan Jones, PhD from The Allen Institute for Brain Research (Transcript PDF)

Episode 62: Interview with Warren Brown, PhD, co-author of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? (Transcript PDF)

Episode 63: Interview with David Bainbridge, PhD, author of Teenagers: A Natural History (Transcript PDF)

Episode 64: Third Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)

Episode 65: Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Transcript PDF)

Episode 66: Interview with Randy Gallistel, PhD, co-author of Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)

Episode 67: Interview with Thomas Metzinger, PhD, author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self (Transcript PDF)

Episode 68: Interview with Peter Whitehouse, MD, co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Transcript PDF)

Episode 69: Interview with R. Douglas Fields, PhD, author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science (Transcript PDF)

Episode 70: Interview with Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior (Transcript PDF)

Episode 71: Fourth Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)

Episode 72: Interview with authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions (Transcript PDF)

Episode 73: Interview with Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, author of Embodied Cognition (Transcript PDF)

Episode 74: Interview with Olaf Sporns, Phd, author of Networks of the Brain (Transcript PDF

Episode 75: Interview with David Eagleman, PhD, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Transcript PDF)

Episode 76: Interview with Sian Beilock, PhD, author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To (Transcript PDF)

Episode 77: Interview with Fabrizio Benedetti, MD, author of Placebo Effects, and, The Patient's Brain(Transcript PDF

Episode 78: Discussion of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---and How It Will Change Our Lives, by Miguel Nicolelis (Transcript PDF)

Episode 79: Interview with Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD, author of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines (Transcript PDF)

Episode 80: Fifth Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)

Episode 81: Interview with Patricia Churchland, PhD, author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality (Transcript PDF)

Episode 82: Discussion of Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael Gazzaniga, PhD (Transcript PDF)

Episode 83: Interview with William Uttal, PhD, author of Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)

Episode 84: Update on Consciousness Research with Christof Koch, PhD, author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist (Transcript PDF)

Episode 85: Interview with Sebastian Seung, PhD, author of Conntectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are  (Transcript PDF)

Episode 86:  Interview with Rachel Herz, PhD, author of That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion(Transcript PDF)

Episode 87:  Interview with Pamela Greenwood, PhD, co-author of Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind  (Transcript PDF)

Episode 88:  Interview with Bruce Hood, PhD, author of The Self Illusion: How The Social Brain Creates Identity(Transcript PDF)

Episode 89:  Interview with Evan Thompson, PhD, author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind  (Transcript PDF)

Episode 90:  Discussion of Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain  (Transcript PDF)

Episode 91:  Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion  (Transcript PDF)

Episode 92:  Sixth Annual Review: Neuroscience Highlights for 2012  (Transcript PDF)

Episode 93:  Interview with Fernando Cervero, MD, PhD, author of Understanding Pain  (Transcript PDF)

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

  • Episode 48: Interview with Gary Lynch, PhD, about brain evolution (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 49: Interview with Brenda Milner, PhD, pioneer neuroscientist (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 50: Highlights from the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 51: Interview with Seth Grant, PhD, about synapse proteomics (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 52: Year 2 Review Episode (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 53: 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 (Transcript PDF)
  • Extra: Episode 25 of Books and Ideas (the interview with Dr. Paul Offit about Vaccine Safety) (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 54: Interview with Dr. Michael Merzenich, pioneer of neuroplasticity (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 55: Interview with neurophilospher, Patricia Churchland, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 56: Interview with neuroscientist, Eve Marder, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 57: Interview with neuropsychologist, Chris Frith, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 58: Interview with Alva Noë, PhD, author of Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 59: Interview with Guy Caldwell, PhD, about C Elegans: (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 60: Interview with Stuart Brown, PhD, author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 61: Interview with Allan Jones, PhD from The Allen Institute for Brain Research (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 62: Interview with Warren Brown, PhD, co-author of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 63: Interview with David Bainbridge, PhD, author of Teenagers: A Natural History (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 64: Third Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 65: Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 66: Interview with Randy Gallistel, PhD, co-author of Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 67: Interview with Thomas Metzinger, PhD, author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 68: Interview with Peter Whitehouse, MD, co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 69: Interview with R. Douglas Fields, PhD, author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 70: Interview with Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 71: Fourth Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 72: Interview with authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 73: Interview with Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, author of Embodied Cognition (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 74: Interview with Olaf Sporns, Phd, author of Networks of the Brain (Transcript PDF
  • Episode 75: Interview with David Eagleman, PhD, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 76: Interview with Sian Beilock, PhD, author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 77: Interview with Fabrizio Benedetti, MD, author of Placebo Effects, and, The Patient's Brain(Transcript PDF
  • Episode 78: Discussion of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---and How It Will Change Our Lives, by Miguel Nicolelis (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 79: Interview with Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD, author of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 80: Fifth Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 81: Interview with Patricia Churchland, PhD, author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 82: Discussion of Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael Gazzaniga, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 83: Interview with William Uttal, PhD, author of Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 84: Update on Consciousness Research with Christof Koch, PhD, author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 85: Interview with Sebastian Seung, PhD, author of Conntectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 86:  Interview with Rachel Herz, PhD, author of That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion(Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 87:  Interview with Pamela Greenwood, PhD, co-author of Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 88:  Interview with Bruce Hood, PhD, author of The Self Illusion: How The Social Brain Creates Identity(Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 89:  Interview with Evan Thompson, PhD, author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 90:  Discussion of Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 91:  Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 92:  Sixth Annual Review: Neuroscience Highlights for 2012  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 93:  Interview with Fernando Cervero, MD, PhD, author of Understanding Pain  (Transcript PDF)

  • Episode 50: Highlights from the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 51: Interview with Seth Grant, PhD, about synapse proteomics (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 52: Year 2 Review Episode (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 53: 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 (Transcript PDF)
  • Extra: Episode 25 of Books and Ideas (the interview with Dr. Paul Offit about Vaccine Safety) (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 54: Interview with Dr. Michael Merzenich, pioneer of neuroplasticity (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 55: Interview with neurophilospher, Patricia Churchland, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 56: Interview with neuroscientist, Eve Marder, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 57: Interview with neuropsychologist, Chris Frith, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 58: Interview with Alva Noë, PhD, author of Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 59: Interview with Guy Caldwell, PhD, about C Elegans: (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 60: Interview with Stuart Brown, PhD, author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 61: Interview with Allan Jones, PhD from The Allen Institute for Brain Research (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 62: Interview with Warren Brown, PhD, co-author of Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 63: Interview with David Bainbridge, PhD, author of Teenagers: A Natural History (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 64: Third Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 65: Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 66: Interview with Randy Gallistel, PhD, co-author of Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 67: Interview with Thomas Metzinger, PhD, author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 68: Interview with Peter Whitehouse, MD, co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 69: Interview with R. Douglas Fields, PhD, author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 70: Interview with Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 71: Fourth Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 72: Interview with authors of Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 73: Interview with Lawrence Shapiro, PhD, author of Embodied Cognition (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 74: Interview with Olaf Sporns, Phd, author of Networks of the Brain (Transcript PDF
  • Episode 75: Interview with David Eagleman, PhD, author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 76: Interview with Sian Beilock, PhD, author of Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 77: Interview with Fabrizio Benedetti, MD, author of Placebo Effects, and, The Patient's Brain(Transcript PDF
  • Episode 78: Discussion of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines---and How It Will Change Our Lives, by Miguel Nicolelis (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 79: Interview with Miguel Nicolelis, MD, PhD, author of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 80: Fifth Annual Year-end Review (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 81: Interview with Patricia Churchland, PhD, author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 82: Discussion of Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain, by Michael Gazzaniga, PhD (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 83: Interview with William Uttal, PhD, author of Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 84: Update on Consciousness Research with Christof Koch, PhD, author of Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 85: Interview with Sebastian Seung, PhD, author of Conntectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 86:  Interview with Rachel Herz, PhD, author of That's Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion(Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 87:  Interview with Pamela Greenwood, PhD, co-author of Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 88:  Interview with Bruce Hood, PhD, author of The Self Illusion: How The Social Brain Creates Identity(Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 89:  Interview with Evan Thompson, PhD, author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 90:  Discussion of Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 91:  Interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 92:  Sixth Annual Review: Neuroscience Highlights for 2012  (Transcript PDF)
  • Episode 93:  Interview with Fernando Cervero, MD, PhD, author of Understanding Pain  (Transcript PDF)