Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone

Brain Science with Ginger Campbell, MD: Neuroscience for Everyone
The Show for Everyone with a Brain

BS 175 Carol Tavris explains Cognitive Dissonance
Aug 28 • 63 min
This extremely timely episode of Brain Science features an interview with Dr. Carol Tavris, co-author of the newly released third edition of Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. Cognitive…
BS 174 Georg Northoff, author of “The Spontaneous Brain”
Jul 24 • 71 min
BS 174 is an interview with neuroscientist and philosopher Georg Northoff about his fascinating book “The Spontaneous Brain: From the Mind–Body to the World–Brain Problem.” We explore the significance of the growing evidence that most of the brain’s…
BS 173 Exploring the Unconscious Origins Of Certainty
Jun 26 • 67 min
In this special episode of Brain Science host Dr Ginger Campbell reads an excerpt from her bestseller “Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origin of Certainty.” While it might seem ironic to talk about certainty during these extremely uncertain times,…
BS 172 “The Brain from the Inside Out” with György Buzsáki
May 22 • 71 min
Interview with neuroscientist György Buzsáki about his latest book
BS 171 Matthew Cobb, author of “The Idea of the Brain”
Apr 24 • 72 min
This episode of Brain Science is an interview with neuroscientist Matthew Cobb author of “The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience.” Cobb approaches the history of neuroscience from a different perspective than previous writers. He…
BS 170 Numbers in the Brain with Andreas Nieder
Mar 27 • 74 min
This is an interview with Andreas Nieder, author of “A Brain for Numbers: The Biology of the Number Instinct.” We talk about the surprising discovery that a wide variety of animals have a number instinct, which is called the approximate number system.…
BS 169 Glial Cells with Doug Fields (Encore)
Mar 13 • 59 min
This episode is an exploration of glial cells with R Douglas Fields, author of “The Other Brain: The Scientific and Medical Breakthroughs That Will Heal Our Brains and Revolutionize Our Health.” Glial Cells outnumber the neurons in our nervous system, but…
BS168 Cecilia Heyes author of “Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking”
Feb 28 • 68 min
BS 168 is an interview with psychologist Cecilia Heyes from Oxford University in the UK. We talk about her fascinating book Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking. Our focus is on exploring the evidence that several cognitive skills that…
BS 167 Stanislas Dehaene explores “How We Learn”
Feb 14 • 66 min
This is an interview with Stanislas Dehaene about his new book How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine … for Now. According to neuroscientist Dehaene neuroscience has revealed that human babies are incredible “learning machines” whose…
BS 166: Stephen Macknik talks about Vision Research
Jan 24 • 69 min
Brain Science 166 features the return of neuroscientist Stephen Macknik. We talk about his recent work that is focused on developing a new visual prosthesis based on recent discoveries and techniques like optogenetics. This episode is more technical than…
BS 165: Magic as a Tool for Understanding the Brain
Jan 10 • 38 min
This episode is an encore presentation of an interview with neuroscientists Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde. We talk about their international bestseller “Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday…
165 Free Episode Transcript
Jan 6
I am including the transcript of this episode for free because it is an encore presentation of an interview that originally aired as BSP 72. It features Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, authors of .
Brain Science 2020 (Trailer)
Jan 3 • 4 min
A Look ahead
BS 164 Thirteenth Annual Review Episode
Dec 20, 2019 • 71 min
Highlights from 2019
Extra: Susan Schneider, author of “Artificial You”
Dec 15, 2019
An episode of Books and Ideas explores “AI and the Future of the Mind”
BS 163 Christof Koch on the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness
Nov 22, 2019 • 59 min
Neuroscientist shares his new book “The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can’t Be Computed”
BS 162 “Rethinking Consciousness” with Michael Graziano
Oct 25, 2019 • 64 min
Neuroscientist Michael Graziano discusses his new book
BS 161 Joseph Ledoux
Sep 27, 2019 • 91 min
Author of “The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains”
BS 160 Neuroscience of Consciousness
Aug 23, 2019 • 87 min
A review of several recent books about Consciousness
BS 159 Kevin Mitchell, author of “Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are”
Jul 26, 2019 • 68 min
Exploring the role of Genetics and Development on Behavior
BS 158 Philosopher Patricia Churchland discusses “Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition”
Jun 28, 2019 • 73 min
How Our Brain Creates Our Sense of Right and Wrong
BS 157 Donald MacKay, author of “Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us about Memory and How It Works”
May 24, 2019 • 78 min
Some Surprising Discoveries about the role of the Hippocampus in Language
BS 156 Russell Poldrack talks about Brain Imaging (fMRI)
Apr 26, 2019 • 66 min
Author of “The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts”
BS 155 Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience with Paul Middlebrooks
Mar 22, 2019 • 61 min
Interview with the host of the Brain-Inspired podcast
BS 154 Alan Castel explores the psychology of successful aging
Feb 22, 2019 • 60 min
author of “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging”
BS 153 “Understanding the Brain” with John Dowling
Jan 25, 2019 • 85 min
author of “Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition”
BS 152 Twelfth Annual Review Episode
Dec 28, 2018 • 32 min
A Look back at 2018
BS 151 Neuroscience of Emotion
Nov 21, 2018 • 39 min
Reflections on The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis by Ralph Adolphs and David J. Anderson
BS 150 Seth Grant Explores the Synaptome
Oct 26, 2018 • 60 min
The latest research about synapse complexity
Announcements about Boston and Australia
Oct 13, 2018 • 2 min
Travel to Australia in 2019
BS 149 “Happy Brain” with Dr. Dean Burnett
Sep 28, 2018 • 65 min
author of “Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why”
BS 148 Pioneering neuroscientist Eve Marder
Aug 24, 2018 • 64 min
Interview from 2009 (Encore episode)
BS 147: Eve Marder’s Life in Neuroscience
Jul 27, 2018 • 46 min
Key Contributions by pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Eve Marder
BS 146 Alan Jasanoff on The Biological Mind
Jun 20, 2018 • 55 min
Interview with author of The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are by Alan Jasanoff
BS 145 The Reading Brain with Maryanne Wolf
May 25, 2018 • 58 min
Interview with author of Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century
BS 144 Language in the Brain with Angela Friederici
Apr 26, 2018 • 51 min
An exploration of an uniquely human Capacity
BS 143 Creativity with Elkhonon Goldberg
Mar 23, 2018 • 53 min
Interview with author of “Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation”
BS 142 Michael Graziano explores Peripersonal Neurons
Feb 23, 2018 • 56 min
Author of “The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature”
BS 141 Rodrigo Quian Quiroga on Memory and Perception
Jan 24, 2018 • 52 min
author of The Forgetting Machine: Memory, Perception, and the “Jennifer Aniston Neuron.”
BS 140 Brain Science Review of 2017
Dec 22, 2017 • 49 min
11th Annual Review Episode looks back at highlights from 2017
BS 139 Jeff Hawkins from Numenta
Nov 27, 2017 • 64 min
Author of “On Intelligence,” describes his latest research
BS 138 John Medina: Brain Rules for Aging Well
Oct 23, 2017 • 65 min
The latest science on how to keep your Brain Healthy
BS 137 Seth Grant: “Genetic Lifespan Calendar”
Sep 25, 2017 • 53 min
Surprising discovery about the genetic control of brain complexity
BS 136 Why Reading Science Matters
Aug 28, 2017 • 75 min
Discussion of “Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It” by Mark Seidenberg
BS 135 Lisa Barrett on How Emotions Are Made
Jul 31, 2017 • 90 min
Exploring a new Theory of Constructed Emotions
BS 134 Remember Jaak Panksepp, pioneer of Affective Neuroscience
Jul 5, 2017 • 68 min
Dr. Jaak Panksepp (1943-2017) taught us to appreciate the emotional lives of other animals
BS 133 Counting Neurons with Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Apr 26, 2017 • 64 min
Author of “The Human Advantage: How Our Brains Became Remarkable”
BS 132 William Uttal on the limitations of brain imaging
Mar 30, 2017 • 70 min
Dr. William Uttal author of “Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience”
BS 131: What is Mind? part 2 of our 10th Anniversary Retrospective
Jan 30, 2017 • 46 min
Looking back at 10 years of exploring how ourBrain makes us Human
Brain Science 130 Ten Year Anniversary, Part 1 - The Early Years
Dec 20, 2016 • 42 min
Pioneering coverage of neuroscience began in 2006
Brain Science: 10th Anniversary Preview
Nov 20, 2016 • 5 min
Learn how you can be part of Brain Science’s 10 Anniversary Episode
BSP 129 Dr. Brenda Milner: Neuropsychology and the Study of Memory
Oct 4, 2016 • 52 min
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…
BSP 128 Jon Mallatt: Primary Consciousness and Experience
Sep 1, 2016 • 77 min
Jon Mallet shares his book “The Ancient Origins of Consciousness: How the Brain Creates Experience”
Brain Science: Information for Listeners
Aug 23, 2016 • 9 min
A new episode of Brain Science will be out on September 1, 2016
BSP 127 Placebo Research Update with Fabrizio Benedetti
Mar 1, 2016 • 52 min
New research on the Neurobiology of Placebo Effects
BSP 126 Andy Clark on Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind
Jan 28, 2016 • 66 min
Philosopher Andy Clark share his latest book “Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind
BSP 125 Ninth Annual Review Episode
Dec 23, 2015 • 67 min
A Look Back Our Exploration of Neuroscience in 2015
BSP 124 After Phrenology with Michael Anderson
Nov 23, 2015 • 67 min
Discussion of “After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain” with Michael L. Anderson
BSP 123 Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition with Anthony Chemero
Oct 28, 2015 • 70 min
Explore the contributions of phenomenology to psychology and cognitive science
BSP 122 Neurobiology of Placebos
Sep 28, 2015 • 62 min
Interview with neuroscientist and physician Fabrizio Benedetti
BSP Summer Announcements
Aug 30, 2015 • 23 min
This episode includes personal content from Dr. Campbell
BSP 121 Interoception with Dr. AD (Bud) Craig
Jul 28, 2015 • 53 min
author of “How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self”
BSP 120 Ed Taub Part 2
Jul 2, 2015 • 50 min
Taking CI Therapy beyond Stroke Rehab
BSP 119 Dr. Ed Taub: Stroke Rehab and Brain Plasticity (neuroplasticity)
May 25, 2015 • 38 min
Inventor of Constraint-Induced (CI) Therapy discusses his work and history of neuroplasticity
BSP 118 Neuroanatomy for Everyone
Apr 28, 2015 • 57 min
Review of “Beyond the Zonules of Zinn: A Fantastic Journey Through Your Brain” by David Bainbridge
BSP 117: Michael Gazzaniga, father of cognitive neuroscience
Mar 22, 2015 • 40 min
Dr. Gazzaniga talks about “Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience”
BSP 116 Norman Doidge, MD on “The Brain’s Way of Healing”
Feb 22, 2015 • 69 min
Using Brain Plasticity to Promote Healing
BSP 115 Evan Thompson: Eastern Philosophy meets Western Neuroscience
Jan 29, 2015 • 58 min
How Eastern Philosophy and Western Neuroscience can inform and enrich one another
BSP 114 Eighth Annual Review Episode
Dec 22, 2014 • 38 min
What we learned about the Brain and Neuroscience in 2014
BSP 113 Dalai Lama at UAB
Nov 26, 2014 • 32 min
The Dalai Lama explores Neuroplasticity and Healing with Michael Merzenich, Ed Taub, &Norman Doidge
BSP 112 What do Mirror Neurons Do?
Oct 16, 2014 • 55 min
with Gregory Hickok, author The Myth of Mirror Neurons
BSP 111 Exercise and the Brain
Sep 2, 2014 • 64 min
Interview with Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”
extra episode: Dr. John Ratey Returns
Jun 24, 2014 • 57 min
special episode from the Books and Ideas Podcast
BSP 104: 2013 Year End Review
Dec 25, 2013 • 57 min
Our Seventh Annual Review Episode
BSP 94: Linguist Benjamin Bergen
Feb 25, 2013 • 61 min
Exploring how our brain understands language
Extra: Why Animal Emotions Matter
Feb 15, 2013 • 62 min
Jaak Panksepp: pioneer of Affective Neuroscience
BSP 92 Neuroscience Review with Transcript
Dec 28, 2012 • 40 min
Highlights and Key Ideas from 2012
Extra: Terrence Deacon on Books and Ideas
Jul 16, 2012 • 66 min
“Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter”
BSP 83: William Uttal: Is brain imaging the new phrenology?
Mar 23, 2012 • 63 min
Author of “Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience”
BSP 80 Fifth Annual Review Episode with transcript
Dec 30, 2011 • 43 min
Highlights from Year 5 of the Brain Science Podcast
BSP Extra: Cognitive Dissonance with Dr. Carol Tavris
Oct 4, 2011 • 56 min
Co-author of “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)”
Extra: Vaccines Save Lives!
Jan 31, 2009 • 57 min
Paul Offit, MD on vaccine safety and autism
BSP-52: 2nd Annual Review Episode
Dec 19, 2008 • 50 min
Highlights from 2008 and a lot ahead to 2009
PROMO for Books and Ideas Podcast
Apr 26, 2008 • 1 min
Episode 19: MIT’s Dan Ariely on why people are Predictably Irrational
BSP-27: Year-end Review for 2007
Dec 28, 2007 • 26 min
A look back at the first year of the Brain Science Podcast