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On the end of politics. Is the craziness of the past years, since 2016, ebbing away? Is the establishment back in charge? Journalist Ryan Zickgraf joins us to argue that, yes, the period of 'hyperpolitics' has passed. Trump has lost his edge, BLM has imploded, boring Biden rules, the Proud Boys are nowhere to be seen. Fewer protests, fewer small campaign donations, fewer news articles shared. What is the implication of this? It seems that people are exhausted by the politicisation of everything. The upsurge in engagement in formal politics may be dwindling. But the culture wars are as hot as ever. And the venues for 'escape' from politics are more politicised than ever. Accelerated social decline means we aren't exactly going back to the 1990s, but is history over all over again? Readings: America's Politics of Nothing, Ryan Zickgraf, Compact After Anti-Politics: The Apeiron, Alex Hochuli, Sublation Everything is Hyperpolitical, Anton Jäger, The Point /361/ A Nightmare on the Brains of the Living ft. Benjamin Studebaker
Set the context for a joyful, exuberant day with a short, powerful message from Sadhguru. Explore a range of subjects with Sadhguru, discover how every aspect of life can be a stepping stone, and learn to make the most of the potential that a human being embodies. Conscious Planet: https://www.consciousplanet.org Sadhguru App (Download): https://onelink.to/sadhguru__app Official Sadhguru Website: https://isha.sadhguru.org Sadhguru Exclusive: https://isha.sadhguru.org/in/en/sadhguru-exclusive Inner Engineering Link: isha.co/ieo-podcast Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informationSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today the bois are joined by part of the tribe to share their experiences from the shitshow which was Blue Ridge 2023They walk us through how we were separated and how they ended up working security at one of the stages for the entirety of Day 2 of the festival.During the friday bangerz segment Brains made the decision to add one last show to the docket to end the year with a bang- ( he literally got the tix as we were recording)
In this episode, Ayesha and Dean discuss ‘neuroplasticity', a term that was once echoed only within the walls of neuroscience labs, but which has now become an increasingly well-known word for describing how our brains evolve and adapt. We talk about: • How modern technology has enabled our understanding of neuroplasticity • What science previously got wrong about neuroplasticity • How neuroplasticity actually works • The Hebbian and homeostatic theories of neuroplasticity • How we can all improve our neuroplasticity through improved lifestlyes • Neuroplasticity through the lens of our NEURO concept: Nutrition, Exercise, Unwind, Restore, and Optimize Support for the Brain Health Revolution Podcast comes from NEURO Academy, an online community of individuals working together towards optimum long-term brain health, through science-backed on-demand courses, live coaching, nutrition guidance, and more. Find out more at: thebraindocs.com/neuro-academy Follow doctors Ayesha and Dean on: • Instagram: @TheBrainDocs • TikTok: @TheBrainDocs More information on neuroscience: • Our blog: thebraindocs.com/blog/ • Our brain-healthy recipes: thebraindocs.com/recipes/
On US politics being stuck. [This was originally a subscriber exclusive. Sign up now at patreon.com/bungacast] We talk to political theorist Benjamin Studebaker about his new book, The Chronic Crisis of American Democracy: The Way is Shut. Studebaker holds that hope is a problem because it's used by professionals to keep people engaged in a system that simply doesn't deliver. Hence the culture wars and the focus on various 'vices'. How are both left and right complicit in this situation? What's the solution? Are we dependent on oligarchs going rogue to shake the system? Do we need to hit rock bottom to rekindle our political imaginations?
Ryan Day and the Irish...Bold Predictions...plus the things that haunt our brains...Peter Gabriel review...Travis loves Taylor and Coach loves Mesopotamia
He's fascinated by how culture has shaped our evolution – not only changing our bodies and expanding our brains but even expanding our ability to cooperate. And the more diverse a culture, the better its ability to innovate.
Join us in this conversation with Dr. Linda Larson as we discuss the fascinating nature of the brain, the shifts and changes of life, loving what we do and so much more. Dr. Linda is currently the director of North Idaho Neurotherapy clinic in Sandpoint, ID where she helps people heal and balance their brains and lives. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, Ph.D. (focus in Neurofeedback) and BCN (Board certified in Neurofeedback. Her daughter is her inspiration and why she now has a neurotherapy clinic that is helping others. If you would like to connect or work with Dr. Linda you can visit her website at https://www.nidnt.com/ If you would like more information about the Lead your Business, Love your life: Cast your Vision women's retreat that is coming up in October in Sandpoint, Idaho you can find that HERE. Do you find yourself unsure or stuck? Connect with Debbie at www.leadyourlituplife.com and schedule a 30 minute clarity call. She can help you become crystal clear about what you do want in your life and help provide tools so you can show up as your best self. Debbie helps entrepreneurs make a lot of money, doing what they love without sacrificing what's important to them, so they can live the life they desire. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs lead their businesses instead of the business running their lives, so they can have their hopes, wishes and dreams come true. She also is an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University.
In this episode of the Brains and Machines podcast, EE Times regular Sunny Bains talks to Dr Mitra Hartmann, Professor of both Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, and head of their sensory and neural engineering group. They discuss the ways in which modelling animal perceptual systems—in her case, the rat—can make us better at both understanding the brain and building technology. After that, Sunny discusses the interview with Giulia D'Angelo from the Italian Institute of Technology and Ralph Etienne-Cummings from Johns Hopkins University.
Zombies run rampant in George Romero's seminal undead apocalypse sequel. Romero laid the foundation for decades of zombie flicks, but more importantly, how often do we get to review a sequel that just might be better than the original? Get your fill of brains in this lively review!
Welcome to part one of a groundbreaking two-part episode of the Ramos Law Difference Makers Podcast, featuring returning guest Dr. Don Cooper, the head of the Medical Sciences Division at Ramos Law. In part one of this episode, Dr. Cooper returns to delve deep into the fascinating world of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in psychedelic mushrooms. With a strong background in neuroscience, Dr. Cooper unravels the intricate science behind psilocybin, shedding light on how this remarkable compound interacts with the human brain and the profound effects it induces within the body. From its mechanisms of action to the unique responses it elicits at varying doses, this episode provides a comprehensive understanding of the science of "magic mushrooms". Stay tuned for part two of this enlightening series on the Ramos Law Difference Makers Podcast, where Dr. Cooper and Dr. Jim Hoven explore psilocybin's therapeutic applications, safety concerns, and its promising future. Learn more about Dr. Cooper and Ramos Law's Medical Sciences Division ⬇️ https://www.ramoslaw.com/medical-sciences/
Aaron sits down with the legendary Oregonian Tiktoker Basketball 4 Brains to discuss Portland's past present and future. Read us at Hoop-Social.com Tiktok Channels Aaron @Possiblechairs Dylan @Presbasketballconversations Nate @Nate_Hoopstemple Jack Dann @Jackthekingsfan
The Brains take some time to ease into the Halloween season to talk about the under-the-radar new movie Cobweb. Janice Ian and Homelander mess up a kid, what more could you ask for?Find us on social media:Instagram: @splatterbrainspodcastFacebook: Splatter Brains PodcastOr one of you lovely listeners can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Driven by an insatiable curiosity about the human mind, I hold a Masters in Psychology from Harvard, with a background in neuroscience. I coach individuals in harnessing their mental potential, using storytelling to challenge limiting beliefs and inspire growth. As an author, I'm working on a book about embracing being wrong with empathy. I'm also a sought-after speaker, delivering talks on self-belief and perspective. With over 166,000 TikTok followers, I share insights on neurodiversity, mental health, and personal development. My mission is clear: to help individuals rewrite their stories, overcome limits, and unlock their potential by understanding the power of the brain. This episode is brought to you by Authors Unite. Authors Unite provides you with all the resources you need to become a successful author. You can learn more about Authors Unite here: https://authorsunite.com/ Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on my future videos. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/authorsunite/support
Why it was selected for "CBNation Architects": In this episode of IAMCEO Podcast, Carrie, a coach who helps entrepreneurs, organizations, and C-Level Executives elevate their leadership communication skills, productivity, and ability to achieve the seemingly impossible, shares her story and insights. She combines neuroscience and mindset work to teach clients how to rewire their brains, enabling them to create lives of time, location, and financial freedom. CEO Story: Carrie's core value has always been freedom. She wasn't interested in the traditional 9-5 setup and wanted to control her destiny. Initially, she was a therapist with a Masters in Counseling, which allowed her to do deeper work with people and help them change from the inside out. Eventually, she found the online coaching world and became passionate about helping others live outside the box. Business Service: Carrie's approach involves helping clients identify their target audience and empowering them to make the best decisions for themselves without overthinking every step of the process. Secret Sauce: Carrie's ability to create a safe environment for strangers and people in her orbit allows her to build trust and essential relationships with clients. CEO Hack: Carrie uses a method of working on a single task for 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break, allowing her to maintain focus and productivity. CEO Nugget: She advises taking quicker, decisive actions and trusting yourself. Overthinking can cost thousands, if not millions of dollars, and hinder progress. CEO Defined: To Carrie, being a CEO means having a business you love and attaining happiness, health, and wealth. Check out our CEO Hack Buzz Newsletter--our premium newsletter with hacks and nuggets to level up your organization. Sign up HERE. I AM CEO Handbook Volume 3 is HERE and it's FREE. Get your copy here: http://cbnation.co/iamceo3. Get the 100+ things that you can learn from 1600 business podcasts we recorded. Hear Gresh's story, learn the 16 business pillars from the podcast, find out about CBNation Architects and why you might be one and so much more. Did we mention it was FREE? Download it today! Previous Episode: https://iamceo.co/2022/12/16/iam1586-coach-helps-entrepreneurs-elevate-their-productivity-by-rewiring-their-brains/
The big screen debuts of Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman show us what it's like to see through the eyes of a celebrity. Literally. John Cusack plays master of puppets in this mind-bending movie. Mayhem? Magnificence? Or Malarky? Malkovich Malkovich, wherever you Malkovich Malkovich.
On this episode of the #mensexpleasure podcast, I chat with Ruwan Meepagala. Ruwan hosts the Ruwando Podcast: Psychology For Men with Brains and Balls, and History of Man: How Men Came to Be. He lives in Mexico with his wife and child. We speak about a whole range of things, from his experience with OneTaste to becoming a father to relationship dynamics to evolution and masculinity. Ruwan and I have different viewpoints about some of these topics but we found some middle ground. Key points: - Ruwan introduces himself - Navigating fatherhood - Structure vs Creativity - Monogamy and novelty - Ruwan's experience with OneTaste - Relationship dynamics - Reproduction vs Pleasure - Evolution, culture, and masculinity Relevant links: Ruwan's Instagram: @ruwando Ruwan's website: https://www.ruwando.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cam-fraser/message
A San Diego professor's novel, "Cities of Women," explores the similarities and differences between medieval and present-day women. Plus, all you need to know about what to do in San Diego this weekend.
@KaneB is a public philosopher who focuses on the philosophy of science, the source of knowledge, and the construction of beliefs. We discuss the nature of reality, how it's possible to justify knowledge, the source of conspiracies, skepticism as a philosophical lifestyle, the difficulty of knowing if we're really alive or if we're just a brain in a vat, and if it's really that difficult to evaluate if we're living in a dream or not. 00:00:00 Go! 00:00:17 Who is Kane Baker? 00:01:58 What's left in Philosophy 00:06:14 Gap in physics and philosophy 00:12:51 Condensing ideas & transforming scales of ideas 00:18:39 Choosing Beliefs 00:20:46 Patreon Ask 00:24:44 Brains in vats? 00:29:58 Observation, knowledge, & simulations 00:35:33 Dreaming coherence 00:45:35 Philosophy of Mind 00:50:53 Zombies 00:53:06 Epistemology of the academe 01:04:58 Water off a Duck's Back 01:18:35 Ideal Claims 01:27:23 Math as Language 01:32:31 End of Inquiry 01:39:42 Realists, Antirealists & Synthesists 01:47:26 Science as Interrelation 01:54:10 Why Bother? 02:01:27 Laying Blame 02:10:00 The right knob to twist 02:22:12 Philosophers argue for everything 02:30:00 Closing thoughts Support the scientific revolution by joining our Patreon: https://bit.ly/3lcAasB Tell us what you think in the comments or on our Discord: https://discord.gg/MJzKT8CQub #philosophyofscience #philosophy #skepticism #truebeliefs #epistemology #knowledge Check our short-films channel, @DemystifySci: https://www.youtube.com/c/DemystifyingScience AND our material science investigations of atomics, @MaterialAtomics https://www.youtube.com/@MaterialAtomics Join our mailing list https://bit.ly/3v3kz2S PODCAST INFO: Anastasia completed her PhD studying bioelectricity at Columbia University. When not talking to brilliant people or making movies, she spends her time painting, reading, and guiding backcountry excursions. Shilo also did his PhD at Columbia studying the elastic properties of molecular water. When he's not in the film studio, he's exploring sound in music. They are both freelance professors at various universities. - Blog: http://DemystifySci.com/blog - RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/2be66934/podcast/rss - Donate: https://bit.ly/3wkPqaD - Swag: https://bit.ly/2PXdC2y SOCIAL: - Discord: https://discord.gg/MJzKT8CQub - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DemystifySci - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DemystifySci/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/DemystifySci MUSIC: -Shilo Delay: https://g.co/kgs/oty671
Scott Stemmons is my guest this week on the Business, Brains & The Bottom Line Podcast. Scott and I have an interesting conversation around the idea, " Can You Rewrite History". Scott shares some of the inaccuracies that have been written about people and events over the years and helps clarify historical events or correct inaccuracies.
On this week's episode of Enneagram IRL, we meet with Dr. Jerome Lubbe. Dr. Jerome is referred to as the “Patient Doctor” because it was his own quest for neurological well-being that led him to specialize in complex, unresolved neurological cases. His practice explores how functional neurology, neuroplasticity, and tools like the Enneagram can improve holistic well-being. Dr. Jerome created and released the first-ever neuroscience-based model of the Enneagram in his book, The Brain-Based Enneagram. Being a functional neurologist has shown him that the healing we once thought was impossible is actually possible. Neuroplasticity tells us that we are capable of change. If we understand the function of the brain, we can improve our way of life.Grab His Book:The Brain-Based Enneagram: You are not A number by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe
What do you do when your brain 'brains' in a different way than you want it to? In this episode Kim and Bri discuss how they are able to encourage their brains to get on board and be a team player with the rest of their body. Special guest NATE TORRENCE!
Get ready for some feathered facts because we're not just winging it on this fun episode of the Parent Busters Podcast with Jackie and Ella!Beyond the banter, we'll soar into the extraordinary capabilities of our winged companions with tons of bird fun facts including:What is in a bird's brain? What is the bird brains meaning?Is bird for brains insult or a compliment?Are birds smart brains?Are owls wise?Can birds use tools?What's the deal with those crow gifts?How do birds count?Can birds really talk?What is the metaphor of a bird brain?Surprising facts about bird brain sizeAre pigeons pests?Strap in as we take a journey into the fascinating sphere of avian intelligence in our latest Parent Busters podcast episode and crack open the true meaning of 'bird brain', a phrase often misunderstood and misused. We'll hatch some light on the journey of this idiom from the 1900s and how it has nestled into modern vernacular and even more fun facts about birds for kids and parents! You'll be in for a feather-ruffling discussion, full of fascinating tidbits and egg-citing puns that will keep you chirping for more, fueled by Ella's infectious enthusiasm for all things avian.This episode is guaranteed to change the way you think about our feathered friends and might just make you aspire to be a 'bird brain' yourself!Support the showGrab your free Buster Deduction sheet for kids!Check out how your can support our LISTEN FOR CAUSE to help us give back to others! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK *All resources and references used in researching this podcast episode are found on the corresponding episode post on ParentBusters.com.
Twenty-two years ago, two planes crashed into the Twin Towers. Another plane hit the Pentagon, and another crashed in Pennsylvania — killing nearly 3,000 people in total. The attacks became the pretense for a sprawling, ongoing war on terror that has directly and indirectly claimed some 4.5 million lives in post-9/11 war zones, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, according to a 2023 estimate from Brown University. In his 2021 podcast, 9/12, Dan Taberski brought us the story of a documentary filmmaker named Dylan Avery, whose 2005 film Loose Change helped embolden the 9/11 Truther Movement. In this piece, OTM reporter Micah Loewinger speaks with Taberski about Loose Change, and the complicated notoriety it brought to Avery. He also interviews Korey Rowe, a producer on Loose Change, about how Google Video helped it become the internet's first viral film. Then, Micah speaks with Charles B Strozier, author of Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses, about the moment when exactly 9/11 conspiracy theories broke into the mainstream. This segment originally aired in our September 10th, 2021 program, Aftershocks.
In this episode of Brains and Machines, EE Times regular Sunny Bains talks to Elisabetta Chicca, head of the bio-inspired Circuits and Systems research group at the University of Groningen, about building neural chips with memristors, adding electronic brains to neural robots, some of the current difficulties with learning algorithms for spiking systems and more. Discussion follows with Giulia D'Angelo from the Italian Institute of Technology and Ralph Etienne-Cummings from Johns Hopkins University.
Brains are dramatic. Things that are small can feel so big in the moment. This is partly because we go into a stress response. In today's episode, we are going to address this and how we can approach these moments in a different way. Links mentioned in this episode: Beloved, the Behold Weight Loss Program - www.beholdyourlife.com/beloved Use the code PRESALE Beckoned, the Behold monthly life coaching membership www.beholdyourlife.com/beckoned
When you're watching sport on a weekend, whether at a professional, amateur or even school level, you'll always hear the crowd gasp if a player takes a blow to the head. We know it's not good for the brain, especially a child's, but do we really understand the extent of the damage it can cause? This week a Senate committee recommended a national strategy to reduce concussion in sport. Today, we speak to former AFL player Shaun Smith who has probable CTE, a brain disorder caused by repeated head knocks, and neuroscientist Dr Fatima Nasrallah about how we could make sport much safer. Featured: Shaun Smith, former AFL player Dr Fatima Nasrallah, neuroscientist at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland.
Dr. Richard Waugaman is an emeritus supervising and training analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. He is also a well-respected author. With regard to his career he has said, “I have practiced clinical psychoanalysis for over 40 years. Initially, my publications were mostly on psychoanalysis.” In 2002, he made a discovery when he learned that the traditional theory about who wrote Shakespeare is faith-based, not evidence-based. As he plunged deeply into primary research on this exciting topic, he learned that the Geneva Bible owned by the Earl of Oxford, now at the Folger Shakespeare Library, has marginalia and under-linings that Roger Stritmatter shows correspond closely with biblical echoes in Shakespeare. He then researched the Whole Book of Psalms and discovered it was the largest Psalms literary source for Shakespeare. He has also published evidence that many other Elizabethan works were also written by the Earl of Oxford anonymously, using pen names, or allonyms. Now he has contributed to a new book that was recently published by Routledge entitled New Psychoanalytic Readings of Shakespeare. Cool Reasons and Seething Brains (Routledge, 2023). The title of his chapter is “What Shakespeare Teaches Us about Psychological Complexity.” Karyne Messina is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and am on the medical staff of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the author of Resurgence of Populism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Projective Identification, Blame Shifting and the Corruption of Democracy (Routledge, 2022). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Dr. Richard Waugaman is an emeritus supervising and training analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. He is also a well-respected author. With regard to his career he has said, “I have practiced clinical psychoanalysis for over 40 years. Initially, my publications were mostly on psychoanalysis.” In 2002, he made a discovery when he learned that the traditional theory about who wrote Shakespeare is faith-based, not evidence-based. As he plunged deeply into primary research on this exciting topic, he learned that the Geneva Bible owned by the Earl of Oxford, now at the Folger Shakespeare Library, has marginalia and under-linings that Roger Stritmatter shows correspond closely with biblical echoes in Shakespeare. He then researched the Whole Book of Psalms and discovered it was the largest Psalms literary source for Shakespeare. He has also published evidence that many other Elizabethan works were also written by the Earl of Oxford anonymously, using pen names, or allonyms. Now he has contributed to a new book that was recently published by Routledge entitled New Psychoanalytic Readings of Shakespeare. Cool Reasons and Seething Brains (Routledge, 2023). The title of his chapter is “What Shakespeare Teaches Us about Psychological Complexity.” Karyne Messina is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and am on the medical staff of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the author of Resurgence of Populism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Projective Identification, Blame Shifting and the Corruption of Democracy (Routledge, 2022). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/psychoanalysis
Dr. Richard Waugaman is an emeritus supervising and training analyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. He is also a well-respected author. With regard to his career he has said, “I have practiced clinical psychoanalysis for over 40 years. Initially, my publications were mostly on psychoanalysis.” In 2002, he made a discovery when he learned that the traditional theory about who wrote Shakespeare is faith-based, not evidence-based. As he plunged deeply into primary research on this exciting topic, he learned that the Geneva Bible owned by the Earl of Oxford, now at the Folger Shakespeare Library, has marginalia and under-linings that Roger Stritmatter shows correspond closely with biblical echoes in Shakespeare. He then researched the Whole Book of Psalms and discovered it was the largest Psalms literary source for Shakespeare. He has also published evidence that many other Elizabethan works were also written by the Earl of Oxford anonymously, using pen names, or allonyms. Now he has contributed to a new book that was recently published by Routledge entitled New Psychoanalytic Readings of Shakespeare. Cool Reasons and Seething Brains (Routledge, 2023). The title of his chapter is “What Shakespeare Teaches Us about Psychological Complexity.” Karyne Messina is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis and am on the medical staff of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the author of Resurgence of Populism: A Psychoanalytic Study of Projective Identification, Blame Shifting and the Corruption of Democracy (Routledge, 2022). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies
Hi friends, we will be on hiatus for the fall. To tide you over, we're putting up some favorite episodes from our archives. You may not be surprised to hear that the paper featured in this archive pick attracted a lot of attention. In the time since we first aired this episode, it prompted at least one direct critique, which then occasioned a reply by the authors. Enjoy! ——— You have a big brain. I have a big brain. We, as a species, have pretty big brains. But this wasn't always the case. Way back when, our brains were much smaller; then they went through a bit of growth spurt, one that lasted for a couple million years. This steady ballooning of brain size is one of the key themes of the human story. But then there's a late-breaking twist in that story—a kind of unexpected epilogue. You see, after our brains grew, they shrank. But when this shrinkage happened and—of course, why—have remained mysterious. My guest today is Jeremy DeSilva, a paleoanthropologist at Dartmouth College. He's an expert on the evolution of the foot and ankle. But, it turns out the body is all connected, so he also thinks about brains and heads. In a recent paper, Jerry and his colleagues took up the mystery of human brain shrinkage. They first set out to establish more precisely when in our past this occurred. Using a large database of crania, spanning few million years, Jerry's team was able to establish that this shrinkage event happened much more recently than previously thought—a mere 3000 years ago. Naturally, the next question was why? What happened around that time that could have possibly caused our brains to deflate? To answer this, Jerry and his collaborators turned to an unexpected source of insight: Ants. That's right, ants. They argue that these ultrasocial critters may offer clues to why we might have suddenly dispensed with a chunk of brain about the size of a lemon. This is a really juicy paper and a super fun conversation, so we should just get to it. But I did want to mention: Jerry has a recent book from 2021 called First Steps that I whole-heartedly recommend. It's about origins of upright walking in humans—which it turns out, is bound up with all kinds of other important aspects of being human. So definitely check that out! Thanks folks—on to my chat with Dr. Jerry DeSilva. Enjoy! The paper we discuss is available here. A transcript of this episode is available here. Notes and links 3:00 – A podcast episode from the Leakey Foundation about the so-called “obstetrical dilemma.” 5:40 – A refresher for those who have trouble keeping their ‘cenes' straight: the Pleistocene refers to the period from 2.58 million years ago to 11,700 years ago; immediately after that came the Holocene, which we are still in today. 7:00 – An article discussing the issue of unethical collections of human remains. 10:30 – The key figure form Dr. DeSilva's paper—showing the changing “slopes” of brain size over time—is available here. 19:30 – The original article by Leslie Aiello and Peter Wheeler on the “expensive tissue hypothesis.” A more recent popular article on the hypothesis. 20:45 – An article by a major proponent of the social intelligence hypothesis, Dr. Robin Dunbar. A more critical review of the social intelligence hypothesis. 23:00 – A recent paper by Jeff Stibel and an older preprint by John Hawks evaluating the “body size” explanation of recent brain shrinkage. 24:00 – See our earlier episode on human self-domestication with Brian Hare. 29:00 – One of Dr. DeSilva's collaborators on this research is Dr. James Traniello, who specializes in ants. 34:45 – An overview of the earliest history of writing. 37:20 – Dr. DeSilva's book, First Steps, came out in 2021. 39:00 – A recent paper discussing the evolution of rotational birth in humans. Dr. DeSilva recommends: Kindred, by Rebecca Wragg Sykes (featured in an earlier episode!) Origin, by Jennifer Raff You can find Dr. DeSilva on Twitter. Many Minds is a project of the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI) (https://disi.org), which is made possible by a generous grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to UCLA. It is hosted and produced by Kensy Cooperrider, with help from Assistant Producer Urte Laukaityte and with creative support from DISI Directors Erica Cartmill and Jacob Foster. Our artwork is by Ben Oldroyd (https://www.mayhilldesigns.co.uk/). Our transcripts are created by Sarah Dopierala (https://sarahdopierala.wordpress.com/). You can subscribe to Many Minds on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Play, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts. **You can now subscribe to the Many Minds newsletter here!** We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions. Feel free to email us at: email@example.com. For updates about the show, visit our website (https://disi.org/manyminds/), or follow us on Twitter: @ManyMindsPod.
We're diving deep into the realm of Christian leadership and faith-based entrepreneurship! Our special guest and my good friend, Dr. Shannon Irvine guides us through the synergy of neuroscience and faith, uncovering the potential of renewing our minds and harnessing the Neuro Coach model for exponential success. Tune in as we explore actionable strategies, firmly grounded in Scripture and neuroscience, that empower you to rewire your mindset, embrace purpose-driven leadership, and synchronize your entrepreneurial journey with divine intention. 0:00 - Welcome and introduction to Dr. Shannon Irvine 3:35 - How Dr. Shannon's Neuro Coach Model came about and how it can help you unlock the part of yourself that allows success to happen 7:26 - How did God wire our brains? 13:30 - The automated subconscious systems that are at play, how to recognize, refute, and replace them (step-by-step process) 33:44 - The limitations and problems with the New Age teachings and why they don't work for you 40:50 - Learn about Dr. Shannon's free live event and how to connect with her Attention all purpose-driven entrepreneurs! I'm hosting a 5-day profit and joy accelerator SEPTEMBER 18 - 22, 2023 where I'll show you how to Create financial and time abundance using your God-given gifts. You'll learn five simple strategies that'll help you MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFIT, achieve TRUE TIME-FREEDOM, and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE, without burning out, trading self-care or giving up on family time! This is for the ambitious entrepreneur who wants more— without sacrificing what matters most. The challenge is valued at $997, but when you use the code IMPACT2023, you'll get to join me live for 5 days for just $7. Click below to register now. YES I'M IN! Ready for more? Here are 3 ways we can help you: 1)
The mysterious group buying thousands of acres around Travis Air Force Base turns out to be a group of tech luminaries and investors -- and they plan to build a new city. A woman in Australia survives the removal of a live roundworm from her brain. Scotland recently hosted the largest-ever search for Nessie, the infamous Loch Ness cryptid. All this and more in this week's strange news segment.They don't want you to read our book.: https://static.macmillan.com/static/fib/stuff-you-should-read/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Mayim and Jonathan sit down for another positive news stories recap! They cover a study suggesting our brains sync as we interact with one another, breaking down how mirror neurons wire us to fit in and the positive and negative impacts of emotionally connecting with others. They also share the findings of a brain scan study showing ayahuasca's profound impact, including its effects on the imagination, how hallucinatory drugs dampen some senses while heightening others, and even the cultural connotations of ayahuasca use. Mayim and Jonathan discuss how belief in God can trigger the same parts of the brain as drug use and explain group thinking, ties between the civil rights movement and religion, and why connection to music can be spiritual.Check out our first Positive News Recap: https://mayim.simplecast.com/episodes/create-yourself-anew-breaking-down-2022-with-mayim-and-jonathanBialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik
Join Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Jeff Zweerink as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, including the reality of God's existence. Neanderthal Engravings An international team of collaborators recently discovered “engravings” on the walls of the La Roche-Cotard cave system (in the Loire Valley of central France) that date to be older than 57,000 years. These engravings appear to reflect the intentional activities of Neanderthals, suggesting that these hominins displayed the capacity for symbolic expression—just like modern humans. This discovery raises several questions: Can we no longer consider modern humans as truly exceptional? Were Neanderthals just like us? How do we make sense of this discovery from a Christian perspective? Is there any scientific evidence for the image of God? In this episode, biochemist Fuz Rana discusses this important discovery and addresses these questions and more. Resources: The Earliest Unambiguous Neanderthal Engravings on Cave Walls: La Roche-Cotard, Loire Valley, France Additional Resources: Further Review Overturns Neanderthal Art Claim Did Neanderthals Have the Brains to Make Art? Timing of Neanderthals' Disappearance Makes Art Claims Unlikely Do Neanderthal Cave Structures Challenge Human Exceptionalism? Capturing CO2 With the growing concern over global climate change, scientists are thinking deeply about how to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Many of these ideas focus on reducing the amount of CO2 produced, but they also address ways to remove CO2 and store it. In this episode, we discuss some of the removal techniques while considering the technical and philosophical hurdles researchers face. Resources: Carbon Dioxide Removal Is Suddenly Obtaining Credibility and Support
Today we're joined by Sophia Sanborn, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In our conversation with Sophia, we explore the concept of universality between neural representations and deep neural networks, and how these principles of efficiency provide an ability to find consistent features across networks and tasks. We also discuss her recent paper on Bispectral Neural Networks which focuses on Fourier transform and its relation to group theory, the implementation of bi-spectral spectrum in achieving invariance in deep neural networks, the expansion of geometric deep learning on the concept of CNNs from other domains, the similarities in the fundamental structure of artificial neural networks and biological neural networks and how applying similar constraints leads to the convergence of their solutions. The complete show notes for this episode can be found at twimlai.com/go/644.
Artificial intelligence has been all over the news lately — but how does it even work? In this episode, Molly and co-host Sydney explore the how and why of A.I. with researcher Avital Balwit. Together, they imagine possible futures with A.I. and talk about how we might use these powerful tools in thoughtful ways. As a bonus, you'll get a tricky new mystery sound and a hot track from Sanden's band, Loudly With A Chance of Screamballs! _______Don't miss our next virtual events! In September, your favorite hosts from Brains On!, Smash Boom Best and Forever Ago are going on virtual field trips, and you can join them LIVE for just $19.99 per family. Your ticket gets you one of our limited spots to an online live-action adventure, complete with a live chat and a chance to talk with Molly, Marc, or Sanden after the show. Plus, Smarty Pass holders get 20% off (sign up today to get yours and the discount). It all starts on September 21, so go to brainson.org/fieldtrips to get your tickets!_____________Today's episode is sponsored by:Toyota (Visit BuyAToyota.com to explore Toyota SUVs)Indeed (Indeed.com/BRAINS - To claim your $100 SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post. Terms and conditions apply.)
How does becoming a parent reshape our brains? Even if you don't have children, you likely know friends or family who are parents. The transition to parenthood sculpts the brain in remarkable ways to help prepare moms and dads for raising a newborn. Understanding the neuroscience behind the transition to parenthood can help us better support the new moms and dads in our lives. I'm excited to do a deep dive on this topic with our guest today. Dr. Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist, speaker, and founder of Think Brain and the Neuroscience Academy's suite of training programs. She's also the author of Baby Brain: The Surprising Neuroscience of How Pregnancy and Motherhood Sculpt Our Brains and Change Our Minds (For the Better). Both men and women show myriad biological changes both during pregnancy and after the baby is born. This reshaping of the parental brain reflects the amazing power of neuroplasticity and equips you with new capabilities to match the demands of parenthood. Listen in as Dr. McKay shares the fascinating research about how pregnancy and caring for a new infant physically alters the brain for both moms and dads. Link to Limitless Expanded Link to Show Notes Link to Kwik Brain C.O.D.E. Quiz Link to Kwik Programs (Use code: PODCAST15) If you're inspired, I want to invite you to join me in my brand NEW 10-day course, specifically designed to boost your productivity. I know it sounds too good to be true, but I give you step-by-step guides using the accelerated learning model to help you get more done and achieve your goals. Visit http://kwikbrain.com/productivity to join me today.
Headlines for August 18, 2023; Plantation Disaster Capitalism: Native Hawaiians Organize to Stop Land & Water Grabs After Maui Fire; Teach No Lies: Historian Marvin Dunn Takes on Ron DeSantis & Florida’s Attack on Black History; Investigation Uncovers Smithsonian’s Collection of Brains & Other Human Remains Gathered Without Consent
All the different colors in our eyes, hair and skin are made by a super special substance called melanin! In this episode, we'll meet a melanocyte, the artistic cell that makes melanin. Plus, Molly and cohost Jeremy talk with Dr. Tina Lasisi to learn why humans have so many different colors of skin in the first place. And a scientist goes undercover to try to solve the many mysteries surrounding melanin. All that, plus a brand new mystery sound!This episode was sponsored by:Didn't I Just Feed You (Didntijustfeedyou.com/ - A podcast to help busy home cooks feed their families.)Buy a Toyota (BuyAToyota.com - To explore Toyota SUVs.)Indeed (Indeed.com/BRAINS - To claim your ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post. Terms and conditions apply.)*****Do you have your Smarty Pass yet?? Get yours today for just $4/month (or $36/year) and get bonus episodes every month, and ad-free versions of every episode of Brains On, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um, and Forever Ago. Visit www.smartypass.org to get your Smarty Pass today!