episodes

TIME FOR A HUG   ⏱08:06


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how long to hug someone for, how to make many labs make the right work, an update on canada's mysterious brain disease, & three neuroscientists pass

episode #21, 26th November 2021 #hug #meta #manylabs #canada   image source

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TOOLS IN THE BRAIN: THE FIRST 25 YEARS   ⏱41:59

on the 25th anniversary of an influential neuroscience paper, the error bar talks to drs marie martel & luke miller about how using tools changes our brain

episode #20, guests: Dr Luke Miller & Dr Marie Martel, 12th November 2021 #tool #brain #hand #silver #iriki #birthday   image source   transcript


DARWINIAN OVULATION   ⏱09:54


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how women are more creative when ovulating, how to treat autism, and the error bar receives a rebuttal

episode #19, 29th October 2021 #ovulation #Darwin #autism #therapy #balls   image source   transcript


SONGS AND GONGS   ⏱09:59


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the neuroscience of birdsong, nobel gongs for sensory neuroscientists, the corporate world of brain-hacking and the neuroscience universe loses three stars

episode #18, 15th October 2021 #bird #song #sensation #brainhacking #loss   image source   transcript


HAVANA SYNDROME   ⏱09:42


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the microwaves in cuba that cook spies' brains & make them hear things, dogs hearing their owners' voices in brain scanners & consciousness explained. again.

episode #17, 1st October 2021 #havana #microwave #cuba #dogs #consciousness   image source   transcript


A JOURNAL FOR TRIAL AND ERROR   ⏱21:58


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the error bar talks to the journal of trial and error, a journal which gives scientists a platform to talk about error, failure & rejected grant applications

episode #16, guests: Valentine Delrue & Sean Devine, 3rd September 2021 #trial #error #journal #failure #rejection   image source   transcript


RABBIT HOLES AND P-VALUES   ⏱10:39

as silly season continues, newspapers & science websites re-hash stories told decades ago, making more of the same errors, about p, alcohol, rabbits & divorce

episode #15, 20th August 2021 #stats #p #alcohol #heart #rabbit #divorce   image source   transcript


SILLY SEASON   ⏱08:46


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how mirror neurons and physics can explain everything about the human brain, the correct way to eat chocolate biscuits & the error bar takes a break

episode #14, 16th July 2021 #mirrorneuron #physics #biscuit #summer   image source   transcript


LOSING CONFIDENCE   ⏱09:45

how scientists lose confidence in their own work, the mega corporations who infiltrate our dreams & music to listen to in the gym after work, you know,

episode #13, 2nd July 2021 #confidence #error #dreams #inception #music   image source   transcript


THE ECHOLOCATION CHAMBER   ⏱09:59

can humans learn to echolocate? the hostile media effect, the spread of fake news on twitter & whether brain chemicals predict maths education

episode #12, 18th June 2021 #echolocation #fakenews #bias #MRS #GABA   image source   transcript


HAND, FOOT, MOUTH, BALLS   ⏱09:40

how the visual brain processes hands & cutlery, the worst study ever, mirror neurons, alcohol, zombies & the amazing jane goodall

episode #11, 4th June 2021 #hand #tool #football #mouth #booze #zombie   image source   transcript


THE RUBBER HAND DELUSION   ⏱39:59

dr peter lush from sussex & dr regine zopf from sydney discuss a recent controversy about rubber hands, bodily illusions & hypnotic suggestion

episode #10, guests: Dr Peter Lush & Dr Regine Zopf, 21st May 2021 #fake #hand #RHI #body #hypnosis #suggestion   image source   transcript


MISINFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY   ⏱10:15

the psychology of misinformation, what we can do to fight fake news & neuromyths, brain size, a new brain disease in canada & dementia - again...

episode #9, 7th May 2021 #fakenews #neuromyth #atrophy #Bonhoeffer   image source   transcript


BRAIN GROOVOLUTION   ⏱09:59

explaining how the human brain evolved & develops, the sensitivity of our fingertip nerves, dementia, elon musk, horses, inflammation, shamanism & not much more

episode #8, 23rd April 2021 #evolution #development #touch #dementia   image source   transcript


SEX, CRIME & DRUGS: THE SIN EPISODE   ⏱09:52

the brain differences between men & women, how neuroscience can reduce murders, why adults drink wine and why children shouldn't eat sugar

episode #7, 9th April 2021 #sex #murder #gun #wine #sugar #pimple #drugs   image source   transcript


OF CUTTLEFISH AND MEN   ⏱10:09


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are cuttlefish better at delaying rewards than crows & kids? neuroscience manipulation, bullying & failure, & the millions in prize money for migraine research

episode #6, 26th March 2021 #cuttlefish #cognition #openscience #scihub   image source   transcript


DO CHICKENS SEE GREEN STARS?   ⏱31:39

discussing the claim there are no green stars, astrophysicist dr ulrike kuchner & psychophysicist dr christopher taylor describe green valleys flares & chickens

episode #5, guests: Dr Ulrike Kuchner & Dr Christopher Taylor, 12th March 2021 #rod #cone #astro #psycho #chicken #truth   image source   transcript


EXTREME DREAM ARGUMENTS   ⏱15:34

how your brain does maths while you dream, the brain differences between agreeing and disagreeing with someone, & why extreme opinions slow down decisions

episode #4, 26th February 2021 #sleep #lucid #agreement #FNIRS #EEG #stats   image source   transcript


THE BRAIN: A L❤VE STORY   ⏱16:52

how social media posts betray relationship breakdown, how lonely brains are different, and the quest for the brain's beauty centre

episode #3, 12th February 2021 #breakups #loneliness #beauty #musk #wolpert   image source   transcript


ELECTROCOMPULSIVE THERAPY   ⏱10:05

how electrocuting the face & brain reduces obsessive behaviour, how nose-pumping helps with sleep hygiene, & the monkeys who'll swap your iphone for food

episode #2, 29th January 2021 #brainstim #sleep #fly #monkey #vision   image source   transcript


GREEN PATHS TO BRAIN HEALTH   ⏱17:57

the vegetables & vitamins that stop cognitive decline & parkinson's, how city life slows you down, & the continuing failure of computers to be like the brain

episode #1, 15th January 2021 #vegetables #vitamins #brain #health #telly   image source   transcript


CANNABIS BURGERS FOR DEMENTIA   ⏱09:48


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why cannabis doesn't make you inject cocaine, how burgers don't give you dementia, & whether going into space expands your mind, or your brain

episode #0, 1st January 2021 #cannabis #cocaine #burgers #dementia #space   image source   transcript