Cecilia Heyes on Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell | 28 February 2020 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Cecilia Heyes about her book Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking. Explores the evidence that several cognitive skills that appear to be unique to humans are learned from other people rather than being inherited genetically as is often assumed. Considers the implications if language is a cognitive gadget rather than a cognitive instinct.

Stanislas Dehaene explores “How We Learn”

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell | 14 February 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Stanislas Dehaene about his book How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now. Describes how neuroscience has revealed that human babies are incredible “learning machines” whose abilities exceed those of the best current artificial intelligence. Explores why this is so and how this information could be used to help learners (and teachers) of all ages.

Rahul Jandial – How To Rewire Your Brain

How to Academy | 20 July 2020 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rahul Jandial about his book Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon. Backgrounds the workings of the brain, shares stories of extraordinary surgeries, and offers advice on improving brain performance and forestalling cognitive decay.

Embodied Cognition, Mirror Neurons, and Empathy

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 19 November 2018 | 1h 07m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, a psychologist and neuroscientist who uses imaging technologies to study how different parts of the brain and body are involved in different cognitive tasks. Backgrounds embodied cognition, the theory that thinking takes place in the body as a whole, not just in the cells of the brain.

Mary Lou Jepsen on the Wearable MRI

FT Tech Tonic | 11 October 2017 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Scientist and former Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen on her latest startup, Openwater, where she and a team of researchers are working to develop a ski helmet-sized imaging device to dramatically lower the cost of medical imaging and one day read minds.