Neuroscience Archive

Season 8 Episode 4: How does Science Fiction Help Shape Our Future with Robert J. Sawyer

February 14, 2018 @ 6:25 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade are joined by multiple award winning science fiction writer and futurist Robert J. Sawyer. The guys discuss Robert's latest book 'Quantum Night', how he draws inspiration from science, and how both science fiction & scientific research go hand-in-hand in shaping the world of tomorrow.

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Season 8 Episode 3: Understanding the Human Brain with Dr Jens Foell

February 7, 2018 @ 6:09 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade are joined by neuropsychologist Dr Jens Foell. The guys discuss Dr Foell's work with phantom limbs, if the brain can be analysed to help identify those who might harm or otherwise engage in anti-social acts, and if we'll ever be able to control the movements other humans by brain manipulation.

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Season 7 Episode 6: You’re Not as Good as You Think You Are

December 6, 2017 @ 6:12 am

In this episode Byrne & Wade discuss how everyone has their own biases. The guys chat about why we do this, things to look out for, and how even scientists and skeptics fall into this trap too! Wade also explains what the the research suggests is the  best way to change someone's mind.

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Season 7 Episode 4: Skepticon 2017 LIVE with Cara Santa Maria

November 22, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Byrne and Wade are live at Skepticon 2017 with Cara Santa Maria. The panel discuss when skepticism can become denialism, how the digital age has changed the way we interpret the news and all the usual laughs and jokes along the way.

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Season 6 Episode 7: How Does Music Affect Your Brain?

August 30, 2017 @ 7:00 am

In this episode Wade learns that Byrne has some deep dark secrets that is only brought out with the help of music. The guys also discuss what current research has revealed about how music impacts our brain's pleasure and reward centers, and how music could be an affordable and effective way to assist the language development of lower socio-economic children.

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