2006-04-16

Neuroscience podcasts from Science and the City

Tom Wolfe (The Bonfire of the Vanities) interviews Michael Gazzaniga (The Ethical Brain) in a podcast titled Ethics in the Age of Neuroscience.

Produced by the Dana Foundation and the New York Academy of Science, it's the first in a series of podcasts from Science and the City. But more than MP3, it's also available indexed into a 37 part series of video clips/slides and thumbnails, and the titles and notes are searchable (though it isn't fully transcribed). There are four web pages of accompanying information about Wolfe, Gazzaniga and the issues they discuss. Nicely done.

Science and the City also offers an enhanced podcast about neuroaesthetics titled Synesthesia and the Universal Principles of Art:

V.S. Ramachandran discusses the neurological underpinnings of why we enjoy creating and looking at art, and the phenomenon of synesthesia, a blending of the senses that he believes might result from a sort of neurological cross-wiring between sections of the brain.


And among their regular podcasts there's In Search of Memory:

The new memoir of Nobel-prize winning neurobiologist Eric Kandel is an expansive history of neuroscience, as well as the tale of a great intellectual life that survived the Nazi occupation of Vienna, and McCarthy era restrictions on science in the US.


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