Discussions on the future of brain science and technology.

About the show

CogNation is a podcast by Rolf Nelson and Joe Hardy, two cognitive psychologists interested in the future of brain science and technology. We explore relevant topics in the areas of cognitive science, technology, AI, and philosophy. Although we dabble with dystopian implications of new technologies (such as the impending robopocalypse), we are led by our curiosity and try to keep it light and fun.

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  • 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

  • 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.