dementia and Alzheimer's change who you are

Ep 58: Who Are You Anyways? Does Dementia and Alzheimer’s Change Who You Are?: with guest Dr. Nina Strohminger

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Millions of people worldwide are suffering from the brain diseases Alzheimer’s and dementia.  These diseases take a toll not just on the patients, but also their loved ones.  These spouses, children, and friends  may be forgotten, left by themselves to question where this leaves their relationship.  In some cases, they might even think that their […]

philosophy of time

Ep 56: It’s About Time – A Podcast in the Fourth Dimension: with guest Dr. Jonathan Tallant

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What is time?  We may not fully understand it, but we do know this: time has some very odd qualities.  Today, we discuss our current understanding the philosophy of time. So what makes time so strange?  It’s not like the other dimensions.  It only flows in one direction.  We can go forward into the future, but […]

Cartoons and science

Ep 53: Down the Rabbit Hole: Scientific Comics and Storytelling – with guest Dr. Matteo Farinella

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When you think of ways general science is communicated to the public, you probably think of a PBS documentary, a fun youtube video, the science section of Barnes and Nobel, or maybe even your favorite podcast (wink wink). But can scientific comics be an equally effective way at communicating science?   Matteo Farinella thinks so. Matteo […]

philosophy of the self

Ep. 37: The Philosophy of the Self: From Spirituality to Neuroscience – with guest Dr. Evan Thompson

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What is the self? Does the collection of neurons in our brains define the entirety of who we are?    Modern day neuroscience attempts to explain who we are through understanding how the brain works, sometimes even trying to find a single entity that can be labeled as the “self”.  Yet, for thousands of years, […]

buildbrain

Ep. 15: Create Your Own Brain – Neuroscience, Addiction, and Designer Brains with Dr. Alan Weissenbacher

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Are certain people born with an innate ability to be better at mathematics? Or the ability to play the piano beautifully? Do people with excellent spatial ability grow up to be taxi drivers or architects? Or instead, do we have control over what our brains excel at? Can we choose our skills and decide how […]