Podcasts – The Beautiful Brain show

Podcasts – The Beautiful Brain

Summary: The Beautiful Brain Podcast explores the latest findings from the ever-growing field of neuroscience, with particular attention to the dialogue between the arts and sciences. In this monthly program, host Noah Hutton reports on news from the world of brain science, interviews important thinkers about their work, and reviews new literature in the field. The show illuminates important new questions about creativity, the mind of the artist, and the mind of the observer that modern neuroscience is helping us to answer, or at least to provide part of an answer. Instances where art seeks to answer questions of a traditionally scientific nature are also of great interest, and for that reason you will hear from artists as well as scientists on The Beautiful Brain. Subscribe today to receive a brand new episode each month.

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 PODCAST: An Interview with Carl Schoonover | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:14

To kick off our new season of The Beautiful Brain Podcast, host Noah Hutton sits down with Carl Schoonover, author of "Portraits of the Mind," to talk about how we have imaged the brain from antiquity to the present.

 PODCAST: The Philosophy of Art and Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:38

In this month's podcast we proudly present a conversation with the outspoken artist and author Garry Kennard. Kennard, the founder of artandmind.org, and has hosted many conferences and festivals that have brought together leading thinkers in the fields of art and brain research.

 PODCAST: The Magic Forest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:20

In this month's podcast, Noah Hutton speaks with British artist Andrew Carnie, whose current installation at the GV Art Gallery in London uses slide projections to explore the evolving narrative of the brain.

 The Persistence of Illusion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:40

Reality may be a persistent illusion; so is the way we think about it, says psychology researcher Daniel Simons, co-author of The Invisible Gorilla. In this edition of The Beautiful Brain Podcast, Simons discusses the research behind his new book, which grew out of a simple experiment about attention, or lack thereof.

 PODCAST: The Keepers of Memory | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:22

How does a constellation of neurons store a memory over a lifetime? Could this system of storage be selectively edited to enhance pleasurable memories and delete painful ones? (Think "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a film based largely on this research). In this episode of the podcast, Noah Hutton interviews Todd Sacktor about his cutting-edge research.

 PODCAST: Brushstrokes to Cells | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:14

Bevil Conway is truly an artist and a neuroscientist. He has studied painting at McGill and neuroscience at Harvard.


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