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Tagged with “neurology” (13)

  1. The man who lost touch – Science Weekly podcast

    What happens without proprioception, our innate ability to know where and how our body is moving through space? And what can we learn from those who have lost it?

    When he was 19 years old, Ian Waterman contracted a viral fever that would change his life forever. This week, we hear his story. Featuring friend, collaborator, and neurologist Professor Jonathan Cole, and World-renowned choreographer and dancer Siobhan Davies CBE, we also hear Ian’s story, as told through their eyes.

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. 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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  6. Desperately Seeking Symmetry

    This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert set out in search of order and balance in the world around us, and ask how symmetry shapes our very existence—from the origins of the universe, to what we see when we look in the mirror.

    Along the way, we look for love in ancient Greece , head to modern-day Princeton to peer inside our brains, and turn up an unlikely headline from the Oval Office circa 1979.

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  7. To The Best of Our Knowledge: Brainpower

    Brian Christian relates his experiences in one of the most famous philosophical experiments ? the Turing Test. Sherry Turkle is fascinated by our interactions with machines, and talks about what she calls the mashup of online and offline lives. Michael Chorost thinks his cochlear implants make him a living example of man/machine integration. Neuroscientist Miguel Nikolelis talks about the possibility of upgrading our brains with computer chips.

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  8. Oliver Sacks

    Neurologist Oliver Sacks tells stories of people who manage to navigate the world and communicate, despite losing what many consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the ability to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and to see. In The Mind’s Eye he considers the fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think?

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  9. WNYC Radiolab - New Normal?

    "How do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Could a nonviolent baboon be sign of things to come? Or is it just a flukey outlier from the norm? What about a man in a dress? Or a fox without vicious urges? Is there ever really even a norm? In this hour of Radiolab, we examine three stories that re-frame our sense of normalcy"

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