Inside the Mind of a Bee, with Lars Chittka

Instant Genius | 31 July 2022 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lars Chittka about his book The Mind of a Bee. Discusses research demonstrating the remarkable cognitive capabilities of bees – their spatial memory, their ability to use tools and solve problems, and their ability to learn from other bees.

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Andy Clark on the Extended and Predictive Mind

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 1 May 2023 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andy Clark about his book The Experience Machine: How Our Minds Predict and Shape Reality. Explains the evidence that our minds work by predicting what is about to happen next, the powerful lens this offers through which to interpret all the different things our minds do, including the idea that “perception is controlled hallucination”.

See also the Many Minds episode with Mark Miller, Happiness and the Predictive Mind.

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Happiness and the Predictive Mind

Many Minds | 19 October 2022 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Miller about the predictive processing framework for cognition. Discusses how this approach can inform our understanding of depression, addiction, and PTSD; sketches notions of loops and slopes, stickiness and rigidity, wobble and volatility, edges and grip; also touches on video games, play, horror, psychedelics, and meditation.

See also the Sean Carroll’s Mindscape episode Andy Clark on the Extended and Predictive Mind.

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Can Evolution Explain Everything? feat. Douglas Kenrick

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 9 April 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Douglas Kenrick about ideas from his books on evolutionary psychology. Discusses his work integrating models from evolutionary biology and cognitive science to study the effects of fundamental social motivations on basic cognitive processes.

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