Brain Science Podcast by Ginger Campbell, MD

May 30, 2009


If you have a brain, this is the podcast for you.

The Brain Science Podcast by Ginger Campbell, MD is a wonderful example of what a podcast can be. Begun in 2006 and going into its third year, this is a great introduction to neuroscience. I can’t imagine anyone not finding this material fascinating. I just discovered it, so I’m happily wading through all 57 episodes, most of them a hour long.

Dr. Campbell is an experienced emergency physician with a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In this podcast she shares recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. — from her web site

For example, Episode 21 which discusses Body Maps with Sandra Blakeslee, author of The Body Has a Mind of its Own: How body maps in your brain help you do (almost) everything better is an especially interesting one. It explains how the function of the parietal lobe in the brain may be responsible for people’s belief in the effectiveness of so-called ‘energy’ treatments like Reiki and Therapeutic Touch.



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