December 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 49 mins 55 secs
brain, cognition, david rosen, eeg, music, scott miles, secret chord laboratories, surprise
David Rosen and Scott Miles of Secret Chord Laboratories (secretchordlaboratories.com) talk to Joe and Rolf about musical preference, the role of surprise in these preferences, what's going on in the brain, and how COVID is affecting the way we listen to music.
May 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 49 mins 34 secs
blue light, brain, eeg, melatonin, photosensitive retinal ganglion cells, sleep
We examine a paper that finds sleep disruption from using tablet computers (as compared to reading a book in dim light). How much should we be worried about the effects of screens on a good night's sleep?
There's good reason to believe that blue light is the main culprit -- recently discovered receptors in the eye that respond to blue light directly connect to brain areas implicated in sleep regulation. We lay out the case....
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.
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