Saturday, 14 July 2007
The best cog-sci, neuro-sci, psy-sci and sci-fi on your hi-fi, the awesome All in the mind podcasts from Meme Queen Natasha Mitchell and the good people at the Australian Broadcasting Coprporation's Radio National. Hello Australia.
This podcast has won awards all over the world. It has high production values, an informed, educated presenter and is consistently awesomely awesome.
The show is updated every week here, but for those of you who may have missed out on the earlier ones, I offer these downloadable, iPod friendly files for your listening plea-zure.
Jerome Kagan – The Father of Temperament
Neuroethics in the 21st century
The Neurobiology of Suicide
Is music a universal language?
The orgasmic brain
The Blind Brain pt 1
The Blind Brain pt 2
Friday, 13 July 2007
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
I have resisted the charms of Darren Brown for some time now but the strain of his awesome NLP powers is simply too, too much. Plus, he looks like a very nice fellow. Here's a video of his NLP in action. No special effects. Just a brain cold-booting another brain. Please expect many many more Darren Brown videos. I can't pretend it's real science, but I can't pretend I don't love it. via livevideo.com
Monday, 9 July 2007
He holds degrees in psychoanalysis, philosophy and sociology and, as well as being a towering public intellectual. I was at the Slavoj Zizek lecture hosted by the Sigmund Frued Society last night. This guy rocks. The title of the lecture was on the Amorous Enlightenment of Adults but the ideas were vast, varied and full of velocity. Slavoj has so many nervous ticks and mannerisms (as well as a chronic lisp), that it’s sometimes hard to concentrate on the incredible and controversial ideas he has, so I really had to listen carefully. The lecture which went well over time was followed up by a Q&A which went equally over time, but it still left the 300 strong crowd wanting more. I’ll post the video here when it goes online, but until then, here’s a 'lil link to Slavoj Zizek lecturing against happiness.
I tole ya he was controversial.
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