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DATE: Mon, 27 Sep 2010
SIZE: 32.6 MB
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BSP 70: Pop Psychology Myths with Dr. Scott Lilienfeld

Episode 70 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with psychologist and author Scott Lilienfeld. This interview was recorded live at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia on September 3, 2010. We discuss why even experts fall prey to popular myths, especially in the field of psychology. Dr. Lilienfeld has a long-standing interest in promoting scientific rigor in his field and his recent book "50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior" is recommended for listeners of all backgrounds. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Send you feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com. Note: Starting this month the Brain Science Podcast will be coming out every other month. Your on-going support is greatly appreciated.

DATE: Wed, 23 Jun 2010
SIZE: 6.45 MB
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BSP Summer Announcements

The Brain Science Podcast is on summer break. The next new episode will come out in September 2010. This brief podcast contains suggestions for new listeners as well as information about upcoming live appearances by the show's creator and host Ginger Campbell, MD. It concludes with some details about the updated version of our iPhone application.Details show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

DATE: Wed, 12 May 2010
SIZE: 26.8 MB
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68-BSP: Glial Cells with R. Douglas Fields

Brain Science Podcast 69 is an 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." Glial cells are the non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. This interview explores the recent discovery that glial cells are able to monitor and influence signaling between neurons. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send email to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com.Correction: The correct spelling for author of "The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind" is Barbara Strauch. (My apologies to Ms. Strauch for misspelling her name on the podcast.)

DATE: Wed, 14 Apr 2010
SIZE: 31.6 MB
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BSP 68: Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Peter Whitehouse

Episode 68 of the Brain Science Podcast (BSP 68) is an interview with Dr. Peter Whitehouse, author of "The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis." For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com.

DATE: Tue, 09 Mar 2010
SIZE: 31.9 MB
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BSP 67: Thomas Metzinger explores Consciousness

Brain Science Podcast 67 is an interview with German philosopher Thomas Metzinger, author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self and Being No One. Dr. Metzinger argues that any credible model for how the brain generates the mind must incorporate unusual human experiences, such as so-called out of body experiences (OBE), and psychiatric conditions. In this interview we explore how OBE and virtual reality experiments shed light on how the brain generates the sense of self that characterizes normal human experience. Detailed show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/. Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com.

DATE: Tue, 02 Mar 2010
SIZE: 3.84 MB
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Announcements for March 2010

The next free episode of the Brain Science Podcast will appear on March 10, 2010. Today's short podcast includes some advice for new listeners and information about the new premium versions of the Brain Science Podcast, which are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Episode 67 is now available both as a CD and as MP3 download. From now on new episodes will appear as premium content at the beginning of the month, while the free podcast will continue to come out the second week of the month.

DATE: Wed, 10 Feb 2010
SIZE: 37.1 MB
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BSP 66: Randy Gallistel on Memory and Computation

Episode 66 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Randy Gallistel, PhD, co-author (with Adam Philip King) of "Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience." We discuss why read/write memory is an essential element of computation with an emphasis on the animal experiments that support the claim that brains must possess read/write memory. This is significant because current models, such as neural nets, DO NOT incorporate read/write memory in their assumptions about how brains work. It is not necessary to have any background in information theory or computation to appreciate the experiments that are discussed in this episode. Go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com for detailed show notes and transcripts. A premium version of this episode contains additional content. Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com.

DATE: Fri, 29 Jan 2010
SIZE: 18.4 MB
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Extra: Books and Ideas #34: Bruce Hood

Extra Content: Episode 34 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Bruce Hood, author of "SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable." Dr. Hood is a developmental psychologist with a long-standing interest in why people believe weird things. In "Supersense" he argues that innate cognitive structures (how we think without being taught) give people a natural tendency toward belief in the supernatural. Our intuitive sense of how the world works is often at odds with the findings of modern science. In this interview we discuss the evidence for these conclusions and their implications. For shownotes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/. Send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.

DATE: Wed, 13 Jan 2010
SIZE: 31.8 MB
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BSP 65: Affective Neuroscience with Jaak Panksepp

Episode 65 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Jaak Panksepp, PhD, author of "Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions."For links, complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com.

DATE: Wed, 09 Dec 2009
SIZE: 17.1 MB
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BSP 64: Year 3 Annual Review

Episode 64 of the Brain Science Podcast is our 3rd annual review episode. We take a look back at some of the main ideas from the episodes released in 2009 and also a look forward to 2010.Show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. This month's show notes include a list of all the guests interview and all the books discussed in 2009.Send feedback to gincampbell at mac dot com. You can also join our Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com or join our new Brain Science Podcast Fan Page.If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch don't forget to check out the new Brain Science Podcast application in the iTunes Store.

DATE: Wed, 11 Nov 2009
SIZE: 24.4 MB
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BSP-63: David Bainbridge on the Teenage Brain

Episode 63 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with David Bainbridge, author of "Teenagers: A Natural History." We focus on how the brain changes during the teenage years and why this is so important on both the personal and the species level.Show notes and episode transcripts are available at the main Brain Science Podcast website at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send email to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com or leave voice mail at 206-984-0358.Be sure to visit the iTunes Store to learn about the new BSP application, which is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

DATE: Sat, 17 Oct 2009
SIZE: 3.06 MB
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H1N1 Flu Vaccine

This is a brief public service announcement from SCIENCEPODCASTERS.ORG. Vincent Rancaniello, PhD from This Week in Virology and Marc Pelletier, PhD from This Week in Biotech talk about the new H1N1 Infuenza vaccine.It is safe and effective. I will get it myself and recommend it to all my patients.Please share this announcement with others.To learn more go to http://flu.gov or http://cdc.gov/h1n1.

DATE: Fri, 09 Oct 2009
SIZE: 23.9 MB
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BSP-62: Warren Brown, "Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?"

Episode 62 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Dr. Warren Brown, co-author of "Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will," which was discussed back in Episode 53.Complete show notes, links, and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at gincampbell at mac dot com.

DATE: Fri, 11 Sep 2009
SIZE: 23.1 MB
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BSP-61 Allen Institute for Brain Research

Episode 61 of the Brain Science Podcast is an interview with Allan Jones, PhD, Chief Science Officer for the Allen Institute for Brain Research in Seattle, Washington. The Allen Institute is an independent non-profit medical research organization that is best know for its mapping of the mouse brain. Its current projects include creating a map of the human brain which will show what genes are active at any given location in the adult human brain. In this interview we discuss these projects, their implications for neuroscience research, and the unique career challenges of working in the non-profit biotech industry.Detailed show notes, links, and a full episode transcript are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send feedback to Dr. Campbell at [email protected] or join our Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.

DATE: Fri, 14 Aug 2009
SIZE: 26.4 MB
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BSP-60: Stuart Brown, MD talks about Play

In Episode 60 of the Brain Science Podcast Ginger Campbell, MD interviews Dr. Stuart Brown, author of "Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul." Our focus is on the importance of play for normal mental development and psychological health. We also explore the importance of play in adults.For complete show notes including links, references and a complete episode transcript go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.Send feedback to [email protected] Brain Science Podcast is sponsored by Audible.com and by listener donations.

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