A Neuroscientist Explains
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||CleanA Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words - podcast||For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins - podcast||When it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment – podcast||Daniel Glaser explores the complex relationship between mind and body when it comes to emotion||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis – podcast||Daniel Glaser apprehensively revisits an article of his that saw some fallout due to a study he cited. But that study was not the only one involved in what is now being called a crisis for psychology and further afield||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour – podcast||What clues can our evolutionary past give us about human behaviour in the here and now? And, bearing in mind the likes of the recent #MeToo movement, does social conformity have a dark side?||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive? – podcast||Dr Daniel Glaser is back. To kick off season two he asks whether there is a connection between reward and addiction. And can we really get addicted to Twitter?||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcast||Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: teaching morality to robots – podcast||Dr Daniel Glaser delves into the murky world of Artificial Intelligence and asks whether true intelligence can exist without an understanding of morality||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: magnetic resonance imaging - podcast||Dr Daniel Glaser explores the history and science behind a well known method of brain imaging, including a trip for producer Max into an MRI scanner||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: listener's emails about empathy – podcast||Responding to some of our listener’s emails, Dr Daniel Glaser ponders whether dogs have a Theory of Mind, the neuroscience behind bilingualism, and the value of introspection||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: how we perceive the truth - podcast||Dr Daniel Glaser explores what the wiring of the brain can tell us about how we perceive the world||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: listener's emails about memory - podcast||Responding to some of our listener’s emails, Dr Daniel Glaser explores the role of photographs for recall, and the vividness of musical memory||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: the need for ‘empathetic citizens’ - podcast||What is the neuroscience behind empathy? When do children develop it? And can it be taught?||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: how the brain stores memories - podcast||How do brains and computers differ when it comes to memory storage? And what clues can we get from the ageing brain?||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA neuroscientist explains: how music affects the brain - podcast||In the first episode of this new podcast, Dr Daniel Glaser asks what effect does music have on our brains? And how can it be harnessed for therapy?||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Guardian Sound Design Dept. Attacks!
Is a REPEATING BEEPING PHONE TONE something you want to hear in your headphones? Bad piano music over scientific explanations? Then this is the podcast for you! Horrible sound editing has ruined the long awaited return of this show. They’ve ruined the Science pod and they continue here with the same bad audio formula. Be creative and try to make it interesting by playing it straight, Guardian pod people - I dare you.
I tried to listen to 5 episodes; the few things I could hear made me want more, but the annoying sound effects drowned out the speakers
Smugness and poor format overpower content
I listenend to maybe 6 or 7 episodes of this, really tried to give it a chance, but could not stand it.
The neuroscientist of the title comes across as smug, arrogant and dismissive. What's worse is that he explains very little. He seems to have very little regard for the ideas or knowledge of guest specialists unless he knew or believed it in advance.His approach to guests is solely to satisfy his own (feigned?) curiosity - he doesn't bother to ask about things the listener might want to know.
Finally, his foil in all this is supposedly the show's producer, whose role is to play an idiot who wishes he wasn't there and "blimey, guv'nor! Who'da thought that, then?!"
The overall feel is that nobody at the Guardian cares much about podcasts - they just do it because they're told to.