Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscien

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscien

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The Brain Science Podcast is hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, MD. It explores how recent discoveries in neuroscience are unraveling the mystery of how our brains make us human. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Episodes

BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel  

How many neurons does the typical human brain contain? The oft-quoted number of 100 billion turns out to have been a guess that was wrong! By a lot! Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is the Brazilian neuroscientist who developed a revolutionary new technique for accurately counting the neurons in brains of all sizes. She shocked the scientific community when she determined that the average human brain contains only 86 billion neurons, but we still have more neurons in our cerebral cortex than any other species. Learn what all this means in Brain Science 133.

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BS 132 William Uttal on the limitations of brain imaging  

Dr. William Uttal first appeared on the Brain Science Podcast back in 2012. He was a long time critic of over reliance of certain types of brain imaging, especially fMRI, in cognitive neuroscience. Sadly, he died in February 2017, so in his honor I am replaying that original interview. The points he made are just as relevant now as they were 5 years ago.

Links and References Uttal, W. R. (2011) Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Uttal, W. R. (2009) Neuroscience in the Courtroom: What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Mind and the Brain. Ihnen, S. K. Z., Church, J. A.. Petersen, S. E., & Schlaggar, B.L. (2009) Lack of generalizability of sex difference in the fMRI Bold Activity associated with language processes in adults. NeuroImage, 45, 1020-1032. Ioannidis, J. P. A. (2005). "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False". PLoS Medicine 2 (8): e124. BSP 46: How fMRI works. Announcements You can now record your voice feedback at http://speakpipe.com/docartemis. Brain Science is now 100% listener supported. You can support the show via direction donationsPremium Subscription, or Patreon.  I am planning to attend this year's Society of Neuroscience Meeting, which is being held in Washington DC November 11-15, 2017. Please email at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com if you are going to be in Washington during those dates. If there is enough interest I will arrange a listener meet-up. I am also in the early stages of planning a trip to Australia in 2018 and would love to hear from Australian listeners for ideas and advice, including leads on speaking opportunities.

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BS 131: What is Mind? part 2 of our 10th Anniversary Retrospective  

In this episode we focus on the most recent 5 years of Brain Science, looking back at our guests and topics with a focus on the question What is Mind? Since there is no consensus about this deeply human question, I am sharing how my own thoughts have grown and evolved over 10 years of reading, talking to scientists and philosophers and creating this podcast.

Since this is part 2 of our 10 years celebration, I have also included some more listener feedback. Thanks to everyone who has sent me feedback since the show started in December 2006. You are the reason I hope to continue to create new episodes in 2017 and beyond.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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Brain Science 130 Ten Year Anniversary, Part 1 - The Early Years  

In this episode, Dr. Ginger Campbell celebrates The Brain Science Podcast/Brain Science's 10 year anniversary. This episode focuses on the first 5 years of the podcast. Find out how the show got started and listen as Dr. Campbell shares some of her most memorable episodes. We also have some listener feedback, so join us for the celebration!

For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.   Send Dr. Campbell feedback at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.   Post a review in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite app store and send us a screen shot to enter the drawing of a year of free Premium Content.
Brain Science: 10th Anniversary Preview  

In December, Brain Science (podcast) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary. I want to include listener feedback so I posted this brief call to action.

Please send your mp3 or email to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

Also, if you enjoy our sponsor Audible.com, please check out Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M. by Suzanne Corkin.

BSP 129 Dr. Brenda Milner: Neuropsychology and the Study of Memory  

In episode 129, Dr. Brenda Milner comes on the show to talk about her life's work and her most famous experiments. Dr. Milner was a pioneer in the field of neuropsychology and in the study of memory and other cognitive functions in humankind. She studied the effects of damage to the medial temporal lobe on memory and systematically described the deficits in the most famous patient in cognitive neuroscience, Henry Molaison, formerly known as patient H.M.She has made major contributions to the understanding of the role of the frontal lobes in memory processing, in the area of organizing information.

 

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BSP 128 Jon Mallatt: Primary Consciousness and Experience  

In episode 128, Jon Mallat is here to talk about the book he co-authored, "The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Created Experience". The focus on this conversation is on primary consciousness, the most base form of consciousness. We differentiate between the types of consciousness and utilize and inter-disciplinary approach to the science behind how the brain creates experiences, thus attempting solving the hard problem of consciousness. Are humans the only sentient beings? Find out in this insightful discussion!     For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.   Send Dr. Campbell feedback at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.   Post a review in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite app store and send us a screen shot to enter the drawing of a year of free Premium Content.

Brain Science: Information for Listeners  

Brain Science (formerly the Brain Science Podcast) has been on a 6 month hiatus. This short audio provides information for both new listeners and longtime fans. I talk briefly about the background and content of the show. Then I explain how to get more out of our website at http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Finally I review all the options for supporting the show.

Feel free to send questions and feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

BSP 127 Placebo Research Update with Fabrizio Benedetti  

BSP 127 is a follow-up to BSP 122, which was an interview with Fabrizio Benedetti, author of Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease. in this new interview we discuss some of Dr. Benedetti's most recent research into placebo effects involving pain and high altitude headaches. We also discuss some of the ethical issues surrounding the use of placebos.

Please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com for complete show notes and episode transcripts. Send feedback to brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.

The next episode of the Brain Science Podcast will be published in September 2016. If you need something to listen to while you are waiting checking our website for back episodes or visit http://booksandideas.com to listen to my other podcast. Thanks for listening.

Ginger Campbell, MD March 1, 2016

BSP 126 Andy Clark on Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind  

Episode 126 is an interview with Andy Clark, author of Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind. Our focus is on integrating a predictive model of the brain with the principles of embodied cognition. Clark makes these topics accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.   For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com.   Send Dr. Campbell feedback at brainsciencepodcast@gmail.com.   Post a review in iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite app store and send us a screen shot to enter the drawing of a year of free Premium Content.

BSP 125 Ninth Annual Review Episode  

BSP 125 is our ninth annual review episode. I briefly review a few key ideas from each episode and then look forward to 2016. Check out the show notes at http://brainsciencepodcast.com for a list of all of this year's guests and a list of what books were featured.

The transcript for this episode is FREE.

BSP 124 After Phrenology with Michael Anderson  

In BSP 124 philosopher turned neuroscientist Michael Anderson talks about his new book "After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain." One of the most surprising recent discoveries in neuroscience has been that every part of the brain actually participates in multiple coalitions and functions. This means asking WHERE a certain function is located or WHAT a particular region does are obsolete questions.

While the book is quite technical our conversation presents the key ideas in a way that will be accessible to listeners of all backgrounds. We also consider how neural reuse fits into the embodied cognition approach that we have discussed in previous episodes.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

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BSP 123 Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition with Anthony Chemero  

BSP 123 is an interview with Anthony Chemero, author of Radical Embodied Cognitive Science and Phenomenology: an Introduction. Our focus is gaining an appreciation for phenomenology as a living philosophical tradition that is making valuable contributions to cognitive science.

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BSP 122 Neurobiology of Placebos  

This is a replay of the interview with Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti, author of Placebo Effects: Understanding the mechanisms in health and disease and The Patient's Brain: The neuroscience behind the doctor-patient. We talk about the neurobiology of placebos, including the fact that they produce objective changes in the brain and body.

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BSP Summer Announcements  

Due to circumstances beyond my control the next full episode of the Brain Science Podcast will be delayed until mid-late September. This announcement explains why and also includes important information about BSP 121 (a revised version is available). It also explains some recent changes in the Premium Subscription. Finally the last 16 minutes shares some personal memories about my husband Dr. Dennis G Smith.

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BSP 121 Interoception with Dr. AD (Bud) Craig  

BSP 121 is an interview with AD (Bud) Craig, author of  "How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self." Dr. Craig has made some surprising discoveries about how information about our body's inner state (interoception) reaches our awareness. We talk about the implications of these discoveries for understanding both consciousness and mental illness.

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BSP 120 Ed Taub Part 2  

BSP 120 is the second half of my interview with Dr. Ed Taub, pioneer of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CI Therapy), which is a revolutionary approach to rehabilating people with stroke and other brain injuries.

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BSP 119 Dr. Ed Taub: Stroke Rehab and Brain Plasticity (neuroplasticity)  

BSP 119 is the first half of a new interview with Dr. Edward Taub who last appeared on the Brain Science Podcast back in Episode 28. His Constraint Induced (CT) Therapy is a pioneering rehabilitation method that taps into brain plasticity to help patients with a wide variety of brain injuries.

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BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone  

BSP 118 provides an accessible introduction to neuroantomy for listeners of all backgrounds. It is an edited version of BSP 32, which was a discussion of "Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain"  by David Bainbridge.

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BSP 117: Michael Gazzaniga, father of cognitive neuroscience  

BSP 117 is an interview with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Michael Gazzaniga. We focus on his new autobiography "Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience."

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