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a painfully incomplete archive

small note: the descriptions of these episodes is obviously an oversimplification. because the structure is more conversational than a rigid interview, any given episode will cover multiple topics. but something constant throughout all episodes is a commitment to explaining the logic & limits of cognitive neuroscience methods, something I think is deeply important for a public-facing scientific conversation


Table of Contents


Installment One: produced in Chestnut Hill, MA; aired biweekly Thursdays on WZBC-Newton




09/20/2018

My first show! I talk with Rosalie Samide, Ph.D. candidate at Boston College, about her work on reappraisal of emotional memories. Playlist available here.


10/4/2018

I talk with then Ph.D. candidate at Boston College, now Assistant Professor of Psychology at Worcester State University, Brittany Jeye, about false memory. Playlist available here.


12/6/2018

I talk with Maureen Ritchey, Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Boston College, about language, memory, and emotion. Playlist available here.


05/09/2019

I talk with Enoch Lambert, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Cognitive Science at Tufts, about free will, determinism, and illusionism. Playlist available here.




Installment Two: produced in Durham, NC; aired biweekly Thursdays on WZBC-Newton


10/30/2020

I talk with Kevin O’Neill, Ph.D. student at Duke University, about causation, self-aware robots, and whether there’s such a thing as computational metaphilosophy. Playlist available here.


11/12/2020

I talk with Anna Smith, Ph.D. student at Duke University, about memory, mind-wandering, and neuroaesthetics. Playlist available here.


1/14/2021

I talk with Sade Abiodun, Ph.D. student at Princeton University, about meta-science, plurality, and how neurocinematics and web design are more similar than you might think. Playlist available here.


1/28/2021

I talk with Leonard Faul, Ph.D. candidate at Duke University, about mood, emotion, and memory. Playlist available here.


02/11/2021

I talk with Allie Sinclair, Ph.D. candidate at Duke University, about memory, belief updating, and learning from error. Playlist available here


02/25/2021

I talk with Eric Juarez, Ph.D. candidate at Duke University, about aging, decision-making, and the stories we tell ourselves. Playlist available here.


04/08/2021

I talk with Kristina Krasich, postdoctoral associate at Duke University, about mind-wandering, responsibility, and visual perception (among many other things). Playlist available here.


04/23/2021

I talk with Brenda Yang, PhD, about how memories for fiction interact with imagination to structure our models of the world and of our selves


05/06/2021

I talk with Felipe De Brigard about how he uses the tools of neuroscience and philosophy to ask questions about the nature of human thought.


Installment Three: produced in Durham, NC; aired biweekly Fridays on WZBC-Newton


05/21/2021

I talk with Paul Henne, assistant professor at Lake Forest College, about causal reasoning, causation, and experimental philosophy.


06/18/2021

I talk with Austin Baker, PhD, postdoctoral assistant professor at Rutgers University, about social philosophy, the science of bias & stereotypes, and queerness.