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The Unlatched Mind podcast is a long form discussion on topics including neuroscience, morality, behavioral science, religion, artificial intelligence, psychology and philosophy. Host Vinny Vallarine introduces listeners to guests and experts on these, and other topics of interest.

The Unlatched Mind podcast is a long form discussion on topics including neuroscience, morality, behavioral science, religion, artificial intelligence, psychology and philosophy. Host Vinny Vallarine introduces listeners to guests and experts on these, and other topics of interest.
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United States

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The Unlatched Mind podcast is a long form discussion on topics including neuroscience, morality, behavioral science, religion, artificial intelligence, psychology and philosophy. Host Vinny Vallarine introduces listeners to guests and experts on these, and other topics of interest.

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English

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401-741-4571


Episodes

Ep 8: Unscientific Psychology

6/18/2019
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Dr. Alexander Danvers researches social interactions and emotions while taking a dynamic systems perspective which emphasizes feedback and reactions. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Arizona State University in 2017 and is considered a substantive psychologist with a strong interest in advanced quantitative methods. Alex’s weekly blog can be found at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-you-know The music for this episode was recorded using a drum-less track from...

Duration:01:08:55

Ep 7: Dreamy Science

6/3/2019
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Dr. Kelly Bulkeley, a psychologist of religion, is the director of the Sleep and Dream Database (SDDb), a digital archive and search engine designed to promote scientific dream research. Dr. Bulkeley holds a doctorate in Religion and Psychological Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from Stanford University. He is the author of several books, one of which is titled Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of...

Duration:01:09:56

Ep 6: Left-Right-Center

5/20/2019
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Cody Kommers is a UCLA graduate, holding a BS in Cognitive Science and will beginning his doctoral pursuits at Oxford in the fall of 2019. Cody has given talks at Brown University, Harvard, NYU and Boston University and has managed the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience lab at Harvard. We discuss centrism and extremism in a non-political context, why disagreements are more common than agreements and how we, as people, come to believe what we do. Cody’s work and contact information can be...

Duration:01:11:13

Ep 5: Social Media vs Humanity

5/7/2019
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Po Chi Wu, Ph.D., is an incredibly accomplished entrepreneur, author, and professor who teaches entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University as well as degrees in Mathematics and Music from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a co-author of the book Agile Innovation and is a former venture capitalist and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and in Asia. His...

Duration:01:10:39

Ep 4: Mindfulness

4/26/2019
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Meditation teacher and award-winning writer and journalist, Dr. Danny Penman sits with us to discuss Mindfulness. Dr. Penman is the co-author of the international bestseller 'Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World' which has, so far, sold over a million copies. He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. In our discussion, we touch on what Mindfulness is, what it is not, and some of its practical applications. Dr....

Duration:00:44:43

Ep 3: Chaos of Addiction

4/13/2019
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Dr. Moustafa is an associate professor in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at Western Sydney University and is trained in computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. In this episode, we discuss Addiction and the complications faced by those afflicted with its debilitating effects. We touch on the research Ahmed has conducted and dig into the details of Addiction from both a scientific and social perspective. Dr. Moustafa’s work and contact information can be...

Duration:01:03:19

Ep 2: Nonhuman Intelligence

4/2/2019
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In this episode, we have Dr. Paul Thagard. Dr. Thagard is a philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of several interdisciplinary books. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Cognitive Science Society, and the Association for Psychological Science. In our discussion, we dig into whether animals feel grief, the emotions and consciousness of machines and whether the ethical implications of human...

Duration:00:58:33

Ep 1: Is Truth Still True?

4/1/2019
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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Gregg Henriques about the definition of Truth in today’s world. Dr. Henriques, the author of A New Unified Theory of Psychology, directs the Combined Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program at James Madison University. Dr. Henriques is a licensed clinical psychologist and has developed a new meta-theoretical system for psychology which has been leveraged in many professional journals and serves as a foundation to address current theoretical and...

Duration:01:23:12