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A Neuroscientist Explains

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A Neuroscientist Explains
A Neuroscientist Explains

A Neuroscientist Explains

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Former Observer columnist Dr Daniel Glaser delves into topical culture as seen through the lens of a neuroscientist. Each episode, he takes one of his weekly columns and digs a little deeper, all with the help of former colleagues and neuroscientists from his research days

Latest Episodes

A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read

34 MIN2018 APR 9
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A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

EWhen it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?

37 MIN2018 APR 2
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A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment

Daniel Glaser explores the complex relationship between mind and body when it comes to emotion

28 MIN2018 MAR 24
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A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment

A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis

Daniel Glaser apprehensively revisits an article of his that saw some fallout due to a study he cited. But that study was not the only one involved in what is now being called a crisis for psychology and further afield

26 MIN2018 MAR 19
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A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis

A Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour

What clues can our evolutionary past give us about human behaviour in the here and now? And, bearing in mind the likes of the recent #MeToo movement, does social conformity have a dark side?

37 MIN2018 MAR 12
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A Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour

A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

Dr Daniel Glaser is back. To kick off season two he asks whether there is a connection between reward and addiction. And can we really get addicted to Twitter?

35 MIN2018 MAR 5
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A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer

Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!

1 MIN2018 FEB 27
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A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer

A neuroscientist explains: teaching morality to robots

Dr Daniel Glaser delves into the murky world of Artificial Intelligence and asks whether true intelligence can exist without an understanding of morality

31 MIN2017 FEB 26
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A neuroscientist explains: teaching morality to robots

A neuroscientist explains: magnetic resonance imaging

Dr Daniel Glaser explores the history and science behind a well known method of brain imaging, including a trip for producer Max into an MRI scanner

48 MIN2017 FEB 19
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A neuroscientist explains: magnetic resonance imaging

A neuroscientist explains: listener's emails about empathy

Responding to some of our listener’s emails, Dr Daniel Glaser ponders whether dogs have a Theory of Mind, the neuroscience behind bilingualism, and the value of introspection

12 MIN2017 FEB 14
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A neuroscientist explains: listener's emails about empathy

Latest Episodes

A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read

34 MIN2018 APR 9
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

EWhen it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?

37 MIN2018 APR 2
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment

Daniel Glaser explores the complex relationship between mind and body when it comes to emotion

28 MIN2018 MAR 24
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: how whooping increases your enjoyment

A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis

Daniel Glaser apprehensively revisits an article of his that saw some fallout due to a study he cited. But that study was not the only one involved in what is now being called a crisis for psychology and further afield

26 MIN2018 MAR 19
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis

A Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour

What clues can our evolutionary past give us about human behaviour in the here and now? And, bearing in mind the likes of the recent #MeToo movement, does social conformity have a dark side?

37 MIN2018 MAR 12
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: the evolutionary origins of social behaviour

A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

Dr Daniel Glaser is back. To kick off season two he asks whether there is a connection between reward and addiction. And can we really get addicted to Twitter?

35 MIN2018 MAR 5
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: is the internet addictive?

A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer

Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!

1 MIN2018 FEB 27
Comments
A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer

A neuroscientist explains: teaching morality to robots

Dr Daniel Glaser delves into the murky world of Artificial Intelligence and asks whether true intelligence can exist without an understanding of morality

31 MIN2017 FEB 26
Comments
A neuroscientist explains: teaching morality to robots

A neuroscientist explains: magnetic resonance imaging

Dr Daniel Glaser explores the history and science behind a well known method of brain imaging, including a trip for producer Max into an MRI scanner

48 MIN2017 FEB 19
Comments
A neuroscientist explains: magnetic resonance imaging

A neuroscientist explains: listener's emails about empathy

Responding to some of our listener’s emails, Dr Daniel Glaser ponders whether dogs have a Theory of Mind, the neuroscience behind bilingualism, and the value of introspection

12 MIN2017 FEB 14
Comments
A neuroscientist explains: listener's emails about empathy