Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic! show

Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic!

Summary: Welcome to Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic! with your host Dr. Margaret Cochran. Everything you think, everything you feel or imagine - this is what the show is about - you! Dr. Cochran will show you how to make sense of the worlds of linear science and felt experience and understand their impact on your everyday life.

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 I Adore, You Adore, We All Adore A Dinosaur! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:00

You just can't help but love those cute, massive and sometimes cantankerous creatures! There's lots of new info out there about them and you might be surprised at how relevant their lives and ecosystems are to our own. Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Scott Sampson, paleontologist, host of the PBS show 'Dinosaur Train' and the author of 'Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life'

 Question1: What is the nature of creativity? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:29

Question 2: Why do we become inspired by certain things and not others? Question 3: Where does imagination come from? Question 4: Who knows the answers to these questions? Answer: Dr. Cochran and her guest of course! This week Dr. Cochran talks with Jonah Lehrer, journalist, radio personality and author of 'Imagine: How Creativity Works'

 Have you ever wanted someone or something so much that you thought you couldn't live without them? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:05

And then, well life may just take a turn and you learn things about love and attachment that you never know existed. Join Dr. Cochran as she talks with journalist, two time Pulitzer Prize nominee and author Nancy Shulins as they discuss her book 'Falling for Eli: How I Lost Heart, Then Gained Hope Through the Love of a Singular Horse'

 Does the reality of the state of the world today sometimes get you down? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:52

Dr. Cochran wants you to remember that you are surrounded by other 'Beautiful Souls'. She also knows that the "proof is in the pudding". So she serves some up in the form of her guest, Eyal Press, author of 'Beautiful Souls. Saying No, Breaking Rules, And Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times'.

 So, when WAS the last time you practiced to SELF deceive? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:35

Maybe it was when you checked out your profile in the department store dressing room three way mirror (that ten pounds doesn't show) or maybe it was when you decided to buy those designer shoes (I'll ride my bike to work until they're paid for). Yeah, self deception is an issue. And to help us all 'come clean' join Dr. Cochran as she talks with Dr. Robert Trivers, author of 'The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self Deception in Human Life'.

 What's the real scoop on Yoga? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:18

Let's do the math. Yoga = Hip Yoga = Trendy But does Yoga = Health and Safety? Let's check those calculations with a real expert on the subject. Namely this week's guest William Broad, author of 'The Science of Yoga'.

 If you know, love or have spent time with an anxious person this show is for you! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:07

Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Tamar Chansky, psychologist and author of 'Free Yourself From Anxiety', which is about simple, practical ways that you can turn anxiety on its frustrating, nasty little head and retake control of your brain. HINT: Don't spend any time obsessing over your fear that this method won't work for you and that you'll fail at this too, just listen!

 Are you one of those good things that come in small packages? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:15

Do you or someone you love need to improve or maintain your current level of fitness? Perhaps you or someone in your life is horizontally challenged and needs to shed a pound or two? As usual, it's Dr. Cochran to the rescue in the form of a very enlightening conversation with today's guest, fitness guru and author of the book, 'The Petite Advantage Diet', Jim Karas

 Sex Anyone? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:22

Dr. Cochran always says that, "Sex happens in your brain, your genitals are just along for the ride". So what is 'Brain Sex' all about? For that answer Dr. Cochran talk with award winning author Judith Horstman about her book, 'The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who we Love'

 Are your Planck and your Boltzmann constant? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:00

What's that you say, you don't speak Math and Physics? Ah well, a great many of us have difficulty with that particular language. The good news is that Dr. Cochran's guest this week is Dr. James Stein author of 'Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers that Define our Universe' and he dishes the dirt on numbers in a way that's both amusing and easy to understand.

 So What Is Bugging You? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:46

Well, I can tell you what's bugging Dr. Cochran, insects! Cimex Lectularius to be exact, AKA bedbugs. Why? Because they are everywhere these days, hotels, theaters, homes, maybe yours actually. You can see where this is going. Join us for a fascinating 'de-bugging' session with Dr. Cochran and her guest the uber-entomologist Dr. Thomas (scientists love him and insects fear him) Haynes.

 Bad Media, No Biscuit! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:58

Do you control the media or does the media control you? You might want to give that question a little thought. And while you are pondering your relationship with soundbites, give a listen to the conversation Dr. Cochran had with author and media ethicist Dr. Thomas Cooper

 Making Sense of Scents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:54

Dr. Cochran 'fesses up' about her love of perfumes and interviews Christophe Cervasel who along with his wife Sylvie Ganter created Atelier Cologne. It's quite the journey so be sure to dress in layers, bring your passport and pack a snack, as it's a whirlwind trip across the world and across time.

 Here's to Your Health! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:10

Previously Wisdom, Love and Magic's featured guest was Gemma Bond, a cancer survivor who decided to forego chemo and radiation therapies, opting instead to use natural treatments. And during that interview Dr. Cochran promised to talk with Gemma's daughter, Laura. True to her word, today she is in conversation with none other than investigative journalist, Laura Bond, who chronicles her mother's journey from a state of disease to a state of health , while interviewing world renowned health and healing experts in a blog entitled mumsnothavingchemo.com

 Do people and their behavior ever puzzle you or 'creep you out'? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:27

If so this is the show for you! Dr. Cochran talks with neuroscientist, professor and psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of 'Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality'.


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