Best Neuroscience podcasts — All about the nervous system (Updated July 2018; image)
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You Are Not So Smart is a show about psychology that celebrates science and self delusion. In each episode, we explore what we've learned so far about reasoning, biases, judgments, and decision-making.
 
Brain Science is hosted by 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.
 
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NeuroPod
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NeuroPod, the neuroscience podcast from Nature, highlights news and articles published in Nature's journals, including interviews with the people behind the science and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering the research.
 
An in depth look at cutting edge neuroscience.
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Neuroscience & Neurology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
The daily audio workout for your head. Two games every day, each with three rounds that get progressively harder.
 
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Human Tech
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A podcast at the intersection of humans, brain science, and technology.
 
Neuroscientists Talk Shop is the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Neurobiology Podcast, showcasing the current research of internationally renowned guest Neuroscientists. Each episode features a moderated discussion with a cross section of UTSA Neurobiology faculty, highlighting the featured guest's research, and the state of the art in the field at hand.
 
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UPWIRE: Hacking Human Nature
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UPWIRE: Hacking Human Nature to Unlock Your True Potential This podcast explores the neuroscience of Hacking Human Nature to find better ways to make breakthroughs and unlock your true potential in life and work. UPWIRE is presented by Robert Cooper, Ph.D., a neuroscientist, leadership advisor, New York Times bestselling author (with over 4 million books sold), and founder of the acclaimed 12 Leaders® program. UPWIRE will feature stories and wisdom from Dr. Cooper, along with his latest thou ...
 
. . . all things Gait and Movement.
 
Lectures and seminars organised by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
 
Join us for an in-depth look at topics in neuroscience, consciousness, coaching and human transformation. Our shows explore research on both consciousness and the brain, making powerful and fascinating links to how we change and transform our lives.
 
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We talk to Eric Olive about fun behavioral science work and what he's been up to with his consultantcy.
 
Many of us are parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles, mentors, teachers, etc., and ALL of us were children at one point. Parenting expert Gillian Rowinski joins us to look at parenting above the line -- and how understanding the complexities of both our own and our children's brains can help us be the kind of person we most want to be. Not onl ...…
 
Is it true that all it takes to be an expert is 10,000 hours of practice? What about professional athletes? Do different people get more out of practice than others, and if so, is it nature or nurture? In this episode we ask all these things of David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, who explains how practice affects the brain and whether or ...…
 
The marshmallow test is one of the most well-known studies in all of psychology, but a new replication suggests we've been learning the wrong lesson from its findings for decades.-- Show Notes at: http://youarenotsosmart.com ---- This episode's notes: https://goo.gl/hDjTVJ ---- Become a patron at: www.patreon.com/youarenotsosmart -- SPONSORS• T ...…
 
Some aspects of our internal mental life seem to defy measurement. "Intuition" seems like a prime example of something impossible to quantify... But what if it's not? Dr. Joel Pearson tells us about his ingenious studies putting a value on human intuition. The post #230: Measuring Intuition with Dr. Joel Pearson appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.…
 
This is an interview with MIT neuroscientist, Dr. Alan Jasanoff about his book The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are. We talk about what he calls the "cerebral mystique" and why it is important to remember because the brain is embodied it is not autonomous. The Mind is the result of the interact ...…
 
We talk about mutlitasking and procrastinating; science and opportunities.
 
In medical school they tell you half of what you are about to learn won't be true when you graduate - they just don't know which half. In every field of knowledge, half of what is true today will overturned, replaced, or refined at some point, and it turns out that we actually know when that will be for many things. In this episode, listen as a ...…
 
Last-minute cramming (even on lots of nootropics) isn't the best gameplan for effective learning. So what is? Learning researchers explain the theory and practice of efficiently building your mental toolkit. The post #229: Learning to Learn appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
Confirmation bias is our tendency to seek evidence that supports our beliefs and confirms our assumptions when we could just as well seek disconfirmation of those beliefs and assumptions instead.This is such a prevalent feature of human cognition, that until recently a second bias has been hidden in plain sight. Our past beliefs and future desi ...…
 
We talk to Johan Berndtsson about the challenges of running an ethical UX Company.
 
Join us for another episode of our popular Advice Show. Email in advance or call in with your questions, difficult client situations, and more, and we'll do our best to see if we can help!
 
Our senses provide us with a best-guess interpretation of reality -- but it's only a guess. Dr. Anil Seth explains how perception and consciousness interact, and how we can intentionally shift our "reality filter" with methods like induced synesthesia. The post #228: Perception as a Controlled Hallucination appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.…
 
BS 145 celebrates the return of Dr. Maryanne Wolf who was featured back in BSP 29 when we talked about her bestseller Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. In this episode we talk about her recent book Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century. Our focus is two-fold. First we consider the implications of the fact that w ...…
 
What makes you happy? As in, what generates happiness inside the squishy bits that reside inside your skull? That's what author and neuroscientist Dean Burnett set out to answer in his new book, Happy Brain, which explores both the environmental and situational factors that lead to and away from happiness, and the neurological underpinnings of ...…
 
Is "a rose by any other name" still a rose... to your brain? Dr. Viorica Marian explains how the language that we use affects how we actually think. The post #227: How Language Affects Thought appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
This podcast (#136) which is an obvious Part 2 follow up podcast to #135, as the intro explains, comes at the tail end of a series of thought debates between Shawn and Ivo with some folks who have a different view point. While the debate is unsettled because there is not sufficient research to support one side, we feel the research leans toward ...…
 
We talk about the cool research into what creates a culture of trust.
 
In this episode, we sit down with author Will Storr to talk about his new book -- Selfie: How We Became so Self-Obsessed, and What it is Doing to Us.The book explores what he calls “the age of perfectionism” -- our modern struggle to meet newly emerging ideals and standards that tell us we are falling short of the person we ought to be. As he s ...…
 
You don't think much about your electricity until the power goes out. And human metabolism is kind of the same way. Dr. Navdeep Chandel explains why metabolism is worth paying attention to -- for lifespan, healthspan, and for dodging disease. The post #226: The Return of Metabolism appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.…
 
This is an interview with Dr. Angela Friederici, author of Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity. Her book is an extensive review of decades of research, but this interview provides an accessible introduction to listeners of all backgrounds. Don't miss our new monthly Facebook live sessions where listeners can submit q ...…
 
Despite their relative invisibility, a norm, even a dying one, can sometimes be harnessed and wielded like a weapon by conjuring up old fears from a bygone era. It’s a great way to slow down social change if you fear that change. When a social change threatens your ideology, fear is the simplest, easiest way to keep more minds from changing.In ...…
 
"Schizophrenia" is a word that strikes fear in the hearts (and minds) of those who have seen its effects. It's often misunderstood -- but one aspect that's universally recognized is that it's a *big deal.* And it affects nearly 1% of the adult population. The post #225: Schizophrenia with Dr. Tyrone Cannon appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.…
 
Prospective Memory is something we notice most when it fails -- when we recall (too late!) something we meant to remember. Dr. Michael Scullin tells us how to keep ideas top-of-mind. The post #224: Don’t forget about Prospective Memory appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
When faced with an inescapable and unwanted situation, we often rationalize our predicament so as to make it seem less awful and more bearable, but what if that situation is a new law or a new administration? The latest research suggests that groups, nations, and cultures sometimes rationalize the new normal in much the same way, altering publi ...…
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editors-in-Chief, Jens Chapman, interviews Sigurd Berven on his article, "Correlation Between Lumbopelvic and Sagittal Parameters and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults With Lumbosacral Spondylolisthesis".
 
Ketogenic Diets, Ketone Salts, Ketone Esters... What does all this mean -- and which ones will help turn your brain into a well-lubricated fat-burning engine most easily? Dr. Brianna Stubbs -- who is a biohacker and world-class athlete as well as a research scientist -- explains. The post #223: Ketone Esters with Dr. Brianna Stubbs appeared fir ...…
 
Nick Fine is spearheading a new campaign about User Psychology.
 
When was the last time you changed your mind? Are you sure?In this episode we explore new research that suggests for the majority of the mind change we experience, after we update our priors, we delete what we used to believe and then simply forget that we ever thought otherwise.In the show, psychologists Michael Wolfe and Todd Williams, take u ...…
 
What are "interneurons" and how do they affect our brains' ability to function, to change, and to learn? Research scientist Dr. Scott Owen explains the latest findings. The post #222: What are “Fast-Spiking Interneurons”? appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
BS 143 is an interview with Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, author of Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation. We explore the roles of both the pre-frontal lobes and the right cerebral hemisphere, and we consider how the rapid rate of change may actually be decreasing the incidence of dementia by forcing older people to learn new skills rat ...…
 
Ulrich Hofmann (Freiburg University) discusses the priorities and realities in implementing control theory, computational models and engineering principles to build implantable devices that can read and write to the nervous system as an approach for treating CNS disorders like paralysis, epilepsy, depression and others. Duration: 45 minutes Dis ...…
 
Amii LaPointe from MSOE joints the show to talk about college and design.
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editors-in-Chief, Karsten Wiechert, interviews S. Tim Yoon on his article, "ACDF Graft Selection by Surgeons: Survey of AOSpine Members".
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editors-in-Chief, Jeff Wang, interviews Owoicho Adogwa on his article, "Effect of Social Support and Marital Status on Perceived Surgical Effectiveness and 30-Day Hospital Readmission".
 
We go long talking about the many conferences we have attended over the years.
 
Little did the champions of the Enlightenment know that once we had access to all the facts…well, reason and rationality wouldn’t just immediately wash across the land in a giant wave of enlightenment thinking. While that may be happening in some ways, the new media ecosystem has also unshackled some of our deepest psychological tendencies, thi ...…
 
It's easier to smoke marijuana legally these days than it is to study it. Strange, but true. But with tens of millions of Americans using recreational marijuana regularly...isn't it time we learned what it's doing to our brains? The post #221: Marijuana, the Non-Medical Kind ;) appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.…
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editor-In-Chiefs, Jens Chapman, interviews Samuel K. Cho on his article, "Multi-Rod Constructs Can Prevent Rod Breakage and Pseudarthrosis at the Lumbosacral Junction in Adult Spinal Deformity".
 
Social scientists have built up a wealth of knowledge about the ways the human brain reliably gets things wrong. Luckily for us - if we stay conscientious, we can work around our built-in bugs. The post #220: Cognitive Fallacies with Dr. Richard E. Nisbett appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
John Mantsch (Marquette University) discusses various animal models of drug relapse that differentiate aspects of how stress impinges on reward circuits to promote drug seeking. Duration: 40 minutes Discussants:(in alphabetical order) Carlos Paladini (Professor, UTSA) Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA) Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA) Matt Wana ...…
 
This podcast (135) and its soon to launch follow up podcast (136), as the intro explains, comes at the tail end of a series of thought debates between Shawn and Ivo with some folks who have a different view point. While the debate is unsettled because there is not sufficient research to support one side, we feel the research leans towards our s ...…
 
The evidence is clear that humans value being good members of their tribes much more than they value being correct. We will choose to be wrong if it keeps us in good standing with our peers.In this episode, we explore how that affects politics and science communication, and how it is driving our growing partisan divide.…
 
Alfonso de la Nuez joins us to talk about user testing and design.
 
BS 142 is an interview with neuroscientist Michael Graziano about his latest book The Spaces Between Us: A Story of Neuroscience, Evolution, and Human Nature. We explore the discovery of peripersonal neurons and discover how deeply they are imbedded in our daily lives. For show notes and complete transcripts go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com ...…
 
Ed Stern (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) discusses corticostriatal networks in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Duration: 42 minutes Discussants:(in alphabetical order) Alfonso Apicella (Asst Prof, UTSA) Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA) Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA) acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.…
 
Some people's minds don't come equipped with a "mind's eye." We call these people aphantasics -- and there are many millions of them. And they get by just fine. The post #219: Aphantasia with Dr. Joel Pearson appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editor-In-Chiefs, Jeff wang, interviews Frank L. Acosta, Jr. on his article, "A Novel Lumbar Motion Segment Classification to Predict Changes in Segmental Sagittal Alignment After Lateral Interbody Fixation".
 
Steve Fleming-Prot joins us to talk about User Testing and design.
 
Do we have the power to change the outcome of history? Is progress inevitable? Is it natural? Are we headed somewhere definite, or is change just chaos that seems organized in hindsight? In this episode we explore these questions with University of Chicago historian Ada Palmer.- Show notes at: www.youarenotsosmart.com- Become a patron at: www.p ...…
 
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