Circle of Willis
By Jim Coan
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Circle of Willis is a podcast for and about the scientists, authors, journalists, and even a few mystics, who make and communicate science for all of us. Circle of Willis is brought to you by VQR and the Center for Media and Citizenship, and is a member of the Teej.fm network. Find out more at T.E.E.J. dot F.M.
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Jay Van Bavel||Welcome to Episode 12, where JAY VAN BAVEL and I discuss the effect of moralizing language on political debates, how scientists--how we all--use social media to settle disputes, and how a kid from Fox Creek, Alberta manages to become a renowned social..||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Jay Van Bavel||Hi Everyone! The JAY VAN BAVEL episode--Episode 12--is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about what Jay discovered when he used data from Twitter to analyze the...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Nicole Prause||Welcome to Episode 11, where NICOLE PRAUSE and I discuss, among other things, the scientific study of orgasm, the pernicious effects of social discomfort about sex on those trying to study it, and her journey from sleepy little Beaumont, Texas to...||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview: Nicole Prause||Hi Everyone! The NICOLE PRAUSE episode--Episode 11--is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about how Nicole actually, literally, stimulates research participants to orgasm...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering John Cacioppo||John Cacioppo has died. I went through some of the material that got cut from our original conversation, and found this gem, which I wanted to share with everyone. Among other things, it includes this: "You want to be able to contribute a brick to the..||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus: David Sloan Wilson Interviews ME!||Hey Everyone! This is not a full episode of my podcast Circle of Willis! Instead, this is bonus material related to Episode 10, where I talked with DAVID SLOAN WILSON. I say "related to" because really this bonus material is not stuff I cut...||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: David Sloan Wilson||Welcome to Episode 10, where I talk to DAVID SLOAN WILSON, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, about, well, a lot of stuff, from Skinnerian behaviorism to multilevel selection theory, to the behaviors that...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: David Sloan Wilson||Hi Everyone! The DAVID SLOAN WILSON episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about what David calls the "Science to Narrative Chain." More soon! Jim||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHal Movius Bonus Material||Hey Everyone! This is not a full episode of my podcast Circle of Willis! What this is…this is BONUS MATERIAL from Episode 9, where I talked with HAL MOVIUS. This is just Hal telling the story of his graduate school experience. I think it's...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Hal Movius||Welcome to Episode 9, where I talk to HAL MOVIUS, founder and president of Movius Consulting, about the nature of confidence, the ways in which confidence can both help us and hurt us when we’re working through a difficult negotiation. ...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Hal Movius||Hi Everyone! The HAL MOVIUS episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about leaving academia, and the problem of confidence in difficult negotiations. More soon! Jim||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Simine Vazire||Welcome to Episode 8, where I talk to SIMINE VAZIRE, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, about the stability of personality, our ability to know ourselves, and some of the nuances within the prescriptive advice...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Simine Vazire||Hi Everyone! The SIMINE VAZIRE episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about Simine's role in the movement to improve psychological science. More soon! Jim||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Marco Iacoboni||Welcome to Episode 7, where Professor MARCO IACOBONI and I talk about the mirroring, mirror neurons, the science of empathy, and how we understand the minds of others. Marco is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: Marco Iacoboni||Hi Everyone! The MARCO IACOBONI episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about mirror neurons. More soon! Jim||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Cacioppo Bonus Material||Hey Everyone! This is not a full episode of my podcast Circle of Willis! What this is…this is BONUS MATERIAL from Episode 6, where I talked with JOHN CACIOPPO. This is material that might be a little tougher for some people—people who are not...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: John Cacioppo||Welcome to Episode 6, where Professor JOHN CACIOPPO and I talk about inferring causal associations between mind and body, and how to be human is to care for others. John is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor,...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSneak Preview: John Cacioppo||SNEAK PREVIEW: JOHN CACIOPPO Hi Everyone! The JOHN CACIOPPO episode is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation. More soon! Jim||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Feldman Barrett Bonus Material||Hey everyone! This is not a proper episode of my podcast, Circle of Willis… It’s a BONUS EPISODE, sort of like the extras you get on a DVD or something like that. It's an extra bit of conversation recorded with LISA FELDMAN BARRETT...||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Lisa Feldman Barrett||Welcome to Episode 5, where Neuroscientist LISA FELDMAN BARRETT and I talk about the nature of human emotion, and how misunderstanding emotion may be more consequential than you think. Lisa is one of the world's leading theorists...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Wil Cunningham||Welcome to Episode 4, where Professor WIL CUNNINGHAM and I discuss the beauty of complexity, psychology’s language trap, and the unconscious processes that shape our conscious motivations. We also talk about the aesthetics of data analysis,...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Lisa Diamond||Welcome to Episode 3, where I discuss the science and politics ofsexual identity with LISA DIAMOND of the University of Utah. We’ll also hear about Lisa’s personal story—how she came to identify as a feminist, as a lesbian, and as a...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Eli Finkel||Negotiating the All or Nothing Marriage (and the Replication Crisis)||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introducing Circle of Willis||Here it is: The very first episode of CIRCLE OF WILLIS, where, to the best of my ability, I respond to the question many of my colleagues have been asking, which is, "why are you doing this?" This episode references all kinds of things, one of which...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCircle of Willis, Trailer 2||Hey Everyone! It's Trailer 2 of CIRCLE OF WILLIS, featuring lightening fast excerpts from my conversations with Lisa Diamond, John Cacioppo, Nilanjana Dasgupta, David Sloan Wilson, Jay Van Bavel, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Brian Nosek, Susan Johnson, and...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCircle of Willis Trailer!||Coming this Fall to wherever you get your podcasts, it’s CIRCLE OF WILLIS, a podcast for and about the scientists, authors, journalists (and even a few mystics) who make and communicate science for all of us. Circle of Willis is brought to you by...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great discussions on the ins and outs of science
Jim Coan brings great enthusiasm and curiosity to every interview. He really captures one of the things I most enjoy about talking to other scientists, which is the tangents, dead ends, and serendipity of the whole endeavor.
Great discussions Great interviewer
Jim Coan is enthusiastic and insightful. Great conversations and information. I eagerly wait for the next one. Great topics. More please.
Great stuff, conversational but informative. Coan is good at use of selective enthusiasm to keep things moving along thereby preventing these nerds from rambling too much. If I were in prison this is the sort of stuff that would get me through. Well, that and my keen grasp of cigarette economies ....