Twitter: @NSthepodcast • @ilangoodman (@NSthepodcast followed by 62 philosophers)
2018 to 2021
Average episode: 61 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Mind/Consciousness
Podcaster's summary: NOUS tackles the deepest questions about the mind, through conversations with leading thinkers working in philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry and beyond. Each episode features an in-depth conversation focussing on one big idea. | | How does the brain produce consciousness? Are mental illnesses just biological? Are there limits to the power of neuroscience - or will it eventually unravel the mysteries of free will and morality? | | Hosted by Ilan Goodman
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|2021-May-12 • 56 minutes|
Michael Wooldridge on the History and Future of AI
AI research endured years of failure and frustration before new techniques in deep learning unleashed the swift, astonishing progress of the last decade. Michael’s recent book explores what we can learn from this history, and examines where we are...
|2021-Jan-28 • 69 minutes|
Iris Berent on Innate Knowledge and Why We Are Blind to Ourselves
The idea we have ‘innate knowledge’ seems quite wrong to most of us. But we do! And the intuitions leading us astray here also blind us to other aspects of human nature. We are all ‘blind storytellers’. Professor Iris Berent reveals what...
|2020-Dec-20 • 49 minutes|
Ann-Sophie Barwich on the Surprising Neuroscience of Smell
Vision is the best understood sensory domain. But smell is turning out to be wonderfully strange and even more complex than sight. Dr Ann-Sophie Barwich joins me to explore ideas from her recent book Smellosophy. How is vomit related to parmesan...
|2020-Nov-22 • 65 minutes|
Matthew Cobb - Why Neuroscience Still Can’t Explain Much
Despite multi-million dollar research programmes and impressive technical progress, neuroscience still can’t explain basic systems - like a maggot’s tiny brain or the grinding of a lobster’s stomach. Professor Matthew Cobb joins me to discuss...
|2020-Jan-30 • 57 minutes|
Edward Bullmore on the ‘inflamed mind’ theory of depression
Could depression be caused by unnoticed inflammation?
|2019-Dec-01 • 73 minutes|
Keith Frankish Exposes the Illusion of Consciousness
The myth of qualia and how to escape Cartesian gravity
|2019-Oct-27 • 62 minutes|
Joseph LeDoux on the 4 Billion Year Journey to Our Conscious Selves
How we got to be clever, conscious and emotional
|2019-Sep-15 • 61 minutes|
Patricia Churchland on How We Evolved A Conscience
and why there are no moral authorities
|2019-Mar-15 • 67 minutes|
Gina Rippon on the Myth of the Gendered Brain
The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain
|2019-Feb-12 • 56 minutes|
Jules Montague on Dementia, Memory and Identity
This episode features a neurologist with some striking tales to tell about who we become when our brains start to break. What happens when memories are gradually destroyed by Alzheimer's, when our personality is drastically transformed by dementia, or...
|2019-Jan-29 • 60 minutes|
Kevin Mitchell on How The Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
My guest in this episode is a neurogeneticist who is unafraid to tackle some of the most politically charged questions in science. Dr Kevin Mitchell is an associate professor at the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. His recent book ...
|2018-Dec-16 • 56 minutes|
Raymond Tallis on the Uniqueness of Human Consciousness
My guest in this episode could be described as a medical doctor who thinks we transcend our biology, or as a neuroscientist who thinks there is much more to us than our brains. Raymond Tallis spent many years as an NHS consultant and Professor of...
|2018-Dec-11 • 67 minutes|
Lucy Johnstone Against Psychiatric Diagnosis
Why mental distress is all about power and social justice - not biology
|2018-Dec-10 • 56 minutes|
Philip Goff on why consciousness may be fundamental to reality
Panpsychism and the limits of neuroscience