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  1. Michio Kaku Podcasts The Future of the Mind

    Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, a leader in the field of theoretical physics, and cofounder of string field theory. Kaku, the New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace, discusses his new book The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. With Dr. Kaku’s deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, The Future of the Mind is a scientific tour de force – an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.

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  2. Carl Zimmer: Unlocking Secrets of the Human Brain

    In his new cover article for National Geographic magazine, science writer Carl Zimmer explores the inner workings of the human mind, and delves into the latest technologies on mapping the brain and finding out what specific neurons do - including one neuron that’s only triggered by pictures of Jennifer Aniston. We talk with Zimmer about how far the science of the mind has come - and how far it still needs to go before we can answer questions about consciousness and free will.

    Host: Michael Krasny

    Guests: Christof Koch, chief science officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science Carl Zimmer, science writer who contributes frequently to National Geographic and The New York Times and three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Journalism Award

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  3. Science Weekly podcast: the waking nightmare of sleep paralysis

    This week’s edition is dedicated to the little understood phenomenon of "sleep paralysis": the experience of waking from sleep (or waking at the point of entering sleep) and being unable to move. It can be accompanied by hallucinations, fear, the sense of a "presence" in the room and the feeling of crushing pressure on the chest. People who have an episode of sleep paralysis will sometimes attribute it to something paranormal, such as attempted alien abduction.

    Christopher French, professor of psychology at Goldsmiths College London, and film maker Carla MacKinnon came into the studio to discuss The Sleep Paralysis Project where artistic and scientific perspectives on the condition come together to shine a light on this neurological glitch in our normal waking pattern.

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  4. To The Best of Our Knowledge: Higher Consciousness

    Suppose neuroscientists map the billions of neural circuits in the human brain….are we any closer to cracking the great existential mysteries - like meaning, purpose or happiness? Scientists, contemplatives and religious thinkers are now exploring the connections between neuroscience and contemplative practice, and creating a new science of mindfulness.

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  5. Oliver Sacks On Growing Older

    “What a drag it is getting old,” sang the Rolling Stones, back in the day. Oliver Sacks begs to differ.

    The best-selling neurologist-author turned 80 last week. And he’s loving it. More leisure. More freedom. Freedom of time. Freedom of mind, heart, soul.

    He can’t lift 600 pounds anymore, the way he did as a young body-builder in California. And he knows death comes closer, of course. But old age has not turned out grim for this famed thinker and writer. It’s fun.

    This hour, On Point: Oliver Sacks on the joy of old age.

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  6. Michael Shermer on Why People Believe Weird Things

    The editor of Skeptic Magazine, Michael Shermer, delivers a lecture on his book Why People Believe Weird Things.

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  7. Big Ideas: Daniel Kahneman on The Machinery of the Mind

    Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, on The Machinery of the Mind. Kahneman is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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  8. What is the Internet Doing to our Brains?

    Dr Paul Howard Jones assesses whether the latest scientific findings support popular fears about what technology is doing to us.

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  9. Brandwashed

    Martin Lindstrom, marketing visionary and consumer advocate, explains the secrets of how global corporations manipulate our minds to persuade us to buy. Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy looks at the marketing industry, exposing the psychological tricks and traps that companies devise to win our money. He reveals that advertisers and marketers intentionally target children, stoke the flames of public panic and capitalize on paranoia, make their products chemically addictive, and more.

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  10. David Eagleman: The Brains Behind the Mind

    The Brains Behind the Mind David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, Baylor School of Medicine; Author, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival What is our subconscious mind doing while we pay our bills, write emails and decide between crunchy and smooth at the grocery store? As neuroscientists are learning more and more about our body’s hidden frontier, we have gained fleeting insights into our own intuition, habits and seemingly unexplainable…

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