April 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
bci, brain, brain augmentation, brain enhancement, cognition, eeg, hippocampus, mind, perception, tdcs
Rolf and Joe discuss recent developments in brain augmentation technology, including transferring memory in rats, applying electrical stimulation, cognitive training, and others.
March 22nd, 2019 | Season 1 | 54 mins 32 secs
artificial life, brain, christopher langton, cognition, evolution, life, mind
Can we create life artificially? What would that even mean? Rolf and Joe talk about the field of Artificial Life, or "A-Life", which has worked toward the goal from a number of academic disciplines for the past thirty or so years. They think about different approaches, such as software, hardware, and biological artificial life, and consider what it might take to convince us that we have created something that would be considered life.
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.
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"
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