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Brain Science was launched in 2006 by Dr. Ginger Campbell, an experienced emergency physician with a passion for exploring how recent discoveries in neuroscience are revealing how our brains make us who we are. This podcast is for non-scientists, scientists, and everyone in between. We interview scientists and discuss the latest books about the brain. The show is on hiatus until September 2016, but all episodes posted since January 2013 are available for FREE in iTunes. Please visit our website for more episodes and transcripts.
November 24th, 2015
Episode 56 of 65 episodes
In BSP 124 philosopher turned neuroscientist Michael Anderson talks about his new book "After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain."One of the most surprising recent discoveries in neuroscience has been that every part of the brain actually participates in multiple coalitions and functions. Thismeans asking WHERE a certain function is located or WHAT a particular region does are obsolete questions. While the book is quite technical our conversation presents the key ideas in a way that will be accessible to listeners of all backgrounds. We also consider how neural reuse fits into the embodied cognition approach that we have discussed in previous episodes. For complete show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://brainsciencepodcast.com. Send me feedback at [email protected]