Best Neuroscience podcasts — All about the nervous system (Updated March 2019; 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.
 
Learn, Memorize And Recall Anything Using Memory Techniques, Mnemonics And A Memory Palace Fast
 
Open your mind with Naked Neuroscience, the spine-tingling, interactive monthly exploration of the workings of the nervous system from the Naked Scientists.
 
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.
 
. . . all things Gait and Movement.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Lectures and seminars organised by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
 
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NOUS
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NOUS tackles the deepest questions about the mind, through conversations with leading thinkers working in philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry and beyond. Each episode features an in-depth conversation focussing on one big idea. How does the brain produce consciousness? Are mental illnesses just biological? Are there limits to the power of neuroscience - or will it eventually unravel the mysteries of free will and morality? Hosted by Ilan Goodman
 
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Brain Yapping
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Brain Yapping – The Podcast; an amusing, entertaining, ramshackle and illuminating look at how science can really work hosted by neuroscientist and author, Dr Dean Burnett (The Idiot Brain, The Happy Brain) and journalist Rachel England. Part of the Cosmic Shambles Network.
 
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BS 155 is an interview with neuroscientist Paul Middlebrooks, host of the Brain-Inspired podcast. We explore the main theme of his show, which is the intersection between neuroscience and artificial intelligence. For complete show notes and episode transcripts please go to http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Announcements: Send email to brainscienc ...…
 
If you’ve been looking for an aphantasia cure, you’re in luck. Here’s why: Alec Figueroa of AphantasiaMeow has been developing an objective aphantasia test while working with real people. As a result of his research and helping create change with clients, Alec has uncovered some of the most likely paths you might need to find a lasting solution ...…
 
This month, Naked Neuroscience is delving into the curious concept of consciousness - asking what exactly is it? Why should scientists study it? And what has the unconscious mind got to do with generating ideas? We speak to Cambridge University's Tristan Bekinschtein and scientist, screenwriter and author Leonard Mlodinow. Plus, we take a slice ...…
 
Keywords: gait, gait analysis, gait problems, running, ankle, tendinopathy, heel lifts, sole lifts, EMG, paraspinal activity, gluteal inhibition, posterior chain, anterior pelvic tilt, tight quads, diagnostic ultrasound Links to find the podcast: Look for us on iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, PlayerFM and more. Just Google "the gait guys podcast" ...…
 
Do men and women have different brains? Jordan Peterson and the Google memo guy are pretty sure they do. Different chromosomes, different hormones = different brains. Right? Professor Gina Rippon disagrees. Biology, she argues, is not destiny and evidence of differences has been drastically overstated. For her efforts she has been called a ‘sci ...…
 
In this week’s episode of Brain Yapping, Rachel and Dean stand on the precipice of compulsion as they discuss what happens in the brain when we have intrusive thoughts (no cats were put in bins during the making of this episode, but if one had been, we couldn’t really explain why. NB - Listeners are advised that this episode contains some discu ...…
 
In this episode, we sit down with vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit to discuss his new book, Bad Advice or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information.Offit has been fighting for years to promote vaccines, educate the public, and oppose the efforts of anti-vaxxers, and in his new book he offers advice f ...…
 
As someone who is not very visual, I’m so glad I learned how to use sensory memory to help me use memory techniques better. But at first, it was really hard coming to grips with the fact that I don’t really see pictures in my mind. After all, how is a “Memory Palace” supposed to work if you can’t “see” images in your imagination? Well, whether ...…
 
In this podcast, Dr. Alison Christy interviews Dr. David Howell about his article "Objective Eye Tracking Deficits Following Concussion for Youth Seen in a Sports Medicine Setting." She also interviews Dr. Barry Kosofsky, Chief Pediatric Neurologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, about how he became interested in concussion.…
 
It's episode 4 of Brain Yapping and Dean and Rachel talk about how light helps us comprehend time passing, our bodies' circadian rhythms and why being able to see a bit of green outside makes for much better shuteye. Also, there's some mention of weeing. Support the podcast by pledging as little as $1 a month at patreon.com/bookshambles…
 
In this episode, we sit down with psychologist Michele Gelfand and discuss her new book: Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World.In the book, Gelfand presents her research into norms, and a fascinating new idea. It isn’t norms themselves that predict how cultures will react, evolve, innovate, and clash -- but how ...…
 
BS 154 is an interview with Dr. Alan Castel, author of Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging. In the past we have discussed how our brain changes as we age, but it turns out successful aging requires more than "good genes." Our attitudes and our behaviors have a huge impact. More importantly, it is never too early to begin prepari ...…
 
Are there any study tips that I’d kill to know if I were going back to school? I get this question all the time. And although I wouldn’t kill for anything, a few suggestions do come to mind… Fewer pints of Guinness, for one thing (and I’ll explain exactly why). More time in the library. Perhaps even committing to another area of study altogethe ...…
 
In this podcast, one of Global Spine Journal's Editors-in-Chief, Jeff Wang, interviews Emre Acaroğlu about his article "The Influence of Diagnosis, Age, and Gender on Surgical Outcomes in Patients With Adult Spinal Deformity."
 
This month, Naked Neuroscience is back at the Rosenthal Symposuim conference on changing behaviour for the healthier, organised by the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the US National Academy of Medicine. How can healthy behaviour changes be implemented in individuals and across a whole population? Plus, we're plucking out a couple of papers ...…
 
Organziations have an energetic state that is both made up of and larger than the people who work there. Often there are historical incidents that create wounds of shame, abandonment, and betrayal. Building on the incredible work of Dr. Mario Martinez (The Mind-Body Code), in this episode we will explore what creates an organizational wound (or ...…
 
Hip muscle response to a fatiguing run in females with iliotibial band syndrome. Brown AM1, Zifchock RA2, Lenhoff M3, Song J4, Hillstrom HJ3. Hum Mov Sci. 2019 Feb 8;64:181-190. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2019.02.002. [Epub ahead of print] Balance and Gait Alternations Observed More than 2 Weeks after Concussion: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis ...…
 
Are you searching for Memory Palace training exercises and an easy way to build your first (or second) Memory Palace Network? And do you find yourself frustrated by: Memory training apps that fail to deliver? Endless how-to posts on the Internet that “guarantee” results? Memory improvement books that leave you entertained but you still find you ...…
 
This episode features a neurologist with some striking tales to tell about who we become when our brains start to break. What happens when memories are gradually destroyed by Alzheimer's, when our personality is drastically transformed by dementia, or when a sudden surge of creativity is unleashed by Parkinson’s medication? Dr Jules Montague’s ...…
 
We talk all about the abstract idea of objects and views.
 
In this episode, Dean and Rachel continue their chat about Clippy, the Microsoft word assistant, and his contemporaries like Alexa,and how we may react to the “gender” they are programmed with . They also express their disparagement for spontaneous ceilidhs in muddy fields, and discuss all manner of nasty things that give us "jump scares” which ...…
 
"Science is wrong about everything, but you can trust it more than anything."That's the assertion of psychologist Brian Nosek, director of the Center for Open Science, who is working to correct what he sees as the temporarily wayward path of psychology.Currently, psychology is facing what some are calling a replication crisis. Much of the most ...…
 
Do you find memory techniques like the Memory Palace daunting? Not sure where to begin with your Magnetic Imagery? And are you having a hard time getting creative and wish you could just leave the “heavy lifting” to the experts? Believe me, it’s not just you. I receive so many emails from students of memory and lifelong learners just like you. ...…
 
My guest in this episode is a neurogeneticist who is unafraid to tackle some of the most politically charged questions in science. Dr Kevin Mitchell is an associate professor at the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. His recent book INNATE sets out to show ‘How The Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are’, and in it he offers h ...…
 
Welcome to Brain Yapping, a brand new podcast hosted by neuroscientist and author Dr Dean Burnett and journalist Rachel England. Each week Rachel will lob a question about the human brain at Dean and with no prep, he'll try to come to some sort of scientific answer. If he doesn't know, don't worry, this is proper science, he'll fact check himse ...…
 
In this episode Rachel wants to know why she wants to crush Dean's children. Not literally, but in that way when you see a cute kitten you might want to hug it till it explodes. It's complicated. Dean also floats the return of Clippy from Microsoft Word. Support the show at patreon.com/bookshambles
 
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.- Show notes at: www.youa ...…
 
Episode 153 of Brain Science is an interview with Harvard neuroscientist John Dowling. We talk about his latest book Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition with a special focus on Vision. If you listen to this episode in the Free Brain Science mobile app you can also listen to BSP 4, which featured one of Dowling's earlier ...…
 
What comes to mind when you think about visualization exercises? Does the simple phrase conjure up images of some woo-woo, fluffy mind game offered by a two-bit guru? Or are you ready for the real deal from a guy who struggled to see pictures in his mind and almost failed, but… … after hundreds of hours of struggle, finally found a way? (I‘m th ...…
 
This month we're lifting the lid on health-related behaviour at the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and USA National Academy of Medicine's Rosenthal Symposium. We're asking what neuroscience can tell us about why we tend to overdo it on the cake, despite knowing we shouldn't, and looking at how understanding behaviour can help us change it for t ...…
 
Are there best practices for chatbots? What is the difference between a chatbot and AI and inbound marketing generation?
 
The future of human movement control ? https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-01/zuckerberg-funds-wireless-mind-control-using-game-changing-brain-implants Really interesting study: in-race cadence data from world 100K champs. Fatigue matters less than expected; https://www.outsideonline.com/2377976/stop-overthinking-your-running-cadence?utm_med ...…
 
Ever wondered if you can just invent a Memory Palace… or have a memory improvement app invent one for you? Turns out, the answers to these questions are more than just interesting… They could be the answers that turn you from a person struggling to improve your memory to a leading memory athlete. After all, Idriz Zogaj has done just that. And c ...…
 
In this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast we sit down with one of the original cyberpunks, the famed journalist, documentarian, media theorist, all-around technology superstar and weirdo, Douglas Rushkoff.MIT considers Rushkoff one of the "world's ten most influential thinkers," and in the episode we talk about his latest (and 20th) b ...…
 
Ever wondered how to memorize pi? Marno Hermann did… … and then he got busy memorizing as much of pi as he could. The amazing thing is just how far Marno got based purely on rote learning! Then it happened. Marno discovered memory techniques and vastly accelerated his progress. In this interview, I ask Marno about the differences between memori ...…
 
The Wise Advocate wants to help you avoid the terrible habits that keep you locked into habitual thinking… Thinking that is deeply connected to your memory. Yet, after reading a new book on the topic, I was puzzled… Why in the 21st century are we sophisticated humans still being yanked around by our lizard brain? Especially in the midst of so m ...…
 
In 2017, YANSS did three episodes about the backfire effect, and by far, those episodes were the most popular that year. Then, in 2018, part four was the most popular.The backfire effect has his special allure to it, because, on the surface, it seems to explain something we’ve all experienced -- when we argue with people who believe differently ...…
 
BS 152 is our 12th annual review episode. In 2018 nine new books were featured and the subjects covered included memory, peri-personal cells, creativity, language, reading, the cerebral mystique, synapses, happiness, emotion and work of Eve Marder. We had 4 new guests and 4 returning guests along with an encore interview with Dr. Eve Marder. Th ...…
 
We all know about mind mapping and the Method of Loci as independent learning and memory tools, but … How many people use the mind mapping technique to help them use the Method of Loci better? The answer is simple: Not as many people as I would like! Worse, some people struggle unnecessarily with how to find Memory Palaces. They know they need ...…
 
Intel is changing the game with a big announcement today. Guthrie poorly explains to Susan what this means, and why the hardware race is back on! Has UX flurished due to the recent hardware stall?
 
You’d love to know how to memorize vocabulary at epic speeds, right? Whether it’s for improving your mother tongue or learning a new language, the desire to expand your vocabulary is natural. In fact, if you don’t want to get better with language, you really need to sit down and think about why you aren’t devoted to lifelong learning. Knowledge ...…
 
This month, we're peeling back the science of the peripheral nervous system, looking at some of the injuries it can sustain, and taking a closer look at exciting new developments on the horizon for treatment. Plus, we'll be digging into the latest neuroscience news with the help of some local experts.…
 
In this episode, we sit down with negotiation expert Misha Glouberman who explains how to talk to people about things -- that is, how to avoid the pitfalls associated with debate when two or more people attempt to come to an agreement that will be mutually beneficial.- Show notes at: www.youarenotsosmart.com- Become a patron at: www.patreon.com ...…
 
My guest in this episode could be described as a medical doctor who thinks we transcend our biology, or as a neuroscientist who thinks there is much more to us than our brains. Raymond Tallis spent many years as an NHS consultant and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, specialising in the neuroscience of strokes and epilepsy. He is also a prolific ...…
 
Visual targeting during running. How we manage to run in a straight line when we clearly should be running in circles. 1. How exercise reprograms the brain: https://www.the-scientist.com/features/this-is-your-brain-on-exercise-64934 2. The influence of prolonged running and footwear on lower extremity biomechanics Gillian Weir , Carl Jewell, Ha ...…
 
If you’re serious about learning how to study fast, get ready to say goodbye to those horrible emotions of anxiety and fear. That’s right. Instead of wringing your hands in terror every time you’re facing an exam or professional certification… You can simply sit back and congratulate yourself on a job well done. How can you trust me? Great ques ...…
 
In this episode I meet a controversial clinical psychologist who thinks that mainstream mental health services are bad for us. Dr Lucy Johnstone has worked for many years on the frontline of adult mental health services - helping those who may have been diagnosed with conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or clinical depression. It's ...…
 
Panpsychism can seem like a bonkers theory of consciousness, but according to Philip Goff and a growing chorus of leading thinkers - from philosophers to neuroscientists - it might just be right… In this episode we discuss why Philip rates panpsychism as 'the worst solution to the problem of consciousness - apart from all the others.' We explor ...…
 
Looking for brain exercises to improve your memory? You’re in the right place! On this page, you’ll discover: Exercises using your mind only Exercises that combine your mind and body Exercises that work with your thoughts and feelings Exercises that work with your sleep But before we get started, this distinction matters for all mature learners ...…
 
In late 2014 and early 2015, the city of Starkville, Mississippi, passed an anti-discrimination measure that lead to a series of public debates about an issue that people there had never discussed openly.In this episode, we spend time in Starkville exploring the value of argumentation and debate in the process of change, progress, and understan ...…
 
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