CogNation

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

41 episodes of CogNation since the first episode, which aired on January 20th, 2019.

  • Episode 7: Heroism and Heroic Actions: Stephanie Preston

    March 13th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  56 mins 2 secs
    behavior, brain, cognition, evolution, evolutionary psychology, hero, heroism, michigan, preston, psychology

    What makes a hero? Guest Stephanie Preston, director of the Ecological Neuroscience Lab at the University of Michigan, takes an evolutionary look at what might underlie extraordinary acts, done at great personal risk, to help or save the life of others.

  • Episode 6: The Illusion of Conscious Will

    March 5th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 49 secs
    cognition, daniel wegner, free will, philosophy, psychology

    A discussion of Dan Wegner's "The Illusion of Conscious Will"

  • Episode 5: Reading the Mind with EEG: Adrian Nestor

    February 22nd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bci, brain, cognition, eeg, fmri, mind, perception

    Dr. Adrian Nestor of the University of Toronto talks with us about the state of the art in using EEG to read our percepts and thoughts

  • The Frey Effect, Continued: Dr. Beatrice Golomb

    February 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 40 secs
    brain, cuba, embassy, frey effect, neuroscience, perception, sound

    Rolf interviews Dr. Beatrice Golomb as an addendum to our previous show about the Frey Effect

  • The Frey Effect (or, When Microwaves Attack)

    February 12th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 10 mins
    brain, cuba, embassy, frey effect, neuroscience, perception, sound

    Discussion of the Frey Effect, an interesting phenomenon where sound is perceived from microwave radiation, and has been suggested as the cause of mysterious afflictions at the American embassy in Cuba.

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces, part A

    February 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  51 mins 20 secs
    bci, brain, computer, neuroscience, technology

    A discussion of the current state of the art of brain-computer interfaces

  • Brain-Computer Interfaces, part B

    February 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 45 secs
    bci, brain, computer, neuroscience, technology

    Second part on brain-computer interfaces

  • Episode 2: Using Virtual Reality for Therapy

    January 27th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
    mental health, neuroscience, psychology, ptsd, virtual reality

    Discussion of VR in therapy

  • Episode 1: Building machines that think like us

    January 20th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 17 mins
    artificial intelligence, brains, robots

    Rolf and Joe discuss the current state of the art in machine intelligence and the prospects for building machines that are as intelligent as people.