The Michael Shermer Show | 4 April 2021 | 1h 47m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jeff Hawkins about his book A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence. Explains how simple cells in the brain create intelligence by using maplike structures to build hundreds of thousands of models of everything we know. Insights on how we perceive the world, why we have a sense of self, and the origin of high-level thought.
Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 26 January 2021 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett about her book Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain. Discusses why thinking isn’t the primary reason the human brain evolved differently from other animals, the importance of caregivers on young children’s minds, how we influence each other’s mental makeup, why compression is a component of our brains creating our reality, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.