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Cognitive & brain science episodes from Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

Cognitive & brain science episodes from Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

Location:

Canada

Description:

Cognitive & brain science episodes from Jim Davies & Kim Hellemans

Language:

English


Episodes

#31 How Imagination Can Make You Happy or Miserable

7/31/2020
Kim interviews Jim about imagination and imagines a future podcast all about star nosed moles. Can imagination make us miserable? Does fantasizing about future events [...]

Duration:00:36:49

#30 Student Mental Health

6/30/2020
Jim interviews Kim about the important topic of student mental health. What is the impact of substances of like alcohol and marijuana, on mental health? [...]

Duration:00:45:29

#29 Climate Change Psychology

5/31/2020
Jim, Kim and special guest, Florence Daviet, CPAWS’ National Forest Program Director, discuss the important topic of climate change. What is the best way to [...]

Duration:00:31:55

#28 Wrapping Your Brain Around the Coronavirus

4/30/2020
Kim and Jim help are here to help you wrap your brain around the Coronavirus. Why are people drawn to Coronavirus conspiracy theories? What is [...]

Duration:00:41:08

#27 Emotional Expression

3/31/2020
Dr. Davies interviews Gerald Cupchik about emotions. What do people misunderstand about emotions? How does emotional expression differ between cultures? Do childhood events have ramifications [...]

Duration:00:35:43

#26: Imaginary People

2/29/2020
Kim interviews Jim about imaginary people. Why do people we meet in our dreams seem to have a mind of their own? Why do authors [...]

Duration:00:40:30

#25: Gender and the Brain

1/31/2020
Kim and Jim sit down with Gareth Rurak and Matt Al-Anizy to talk about gender and the brain. What is the difference between sex and [...]

Duration:00:43:05

#24: ADHD

12/31/2019
Dr. Davies interviews Dr. Hellemans about ADHD. What is the difference between ADHD and ADD? How is ADHD diagnosed? Are there risks associated with the [...]

Duration:00:46:34

#23: Hallucinations

11/30/2019
Dr. Hellemans interviews Dr. Davies about hallucinations. What are the neural correlates of hallucinations? How many types of hallucinations are there? What is the difference [...]

Duration:00:49:53

#22: Relationships

10/31/2019
Dr. Davies interviews Cheryl Harasymchuk about relationships. What types of people tend to start relationships with each-other? What makes people physically attracted to each-other? Find out [...]

Duration:00:46:27

#21: Trauma

9/30/2019
Dr. Hellemans interviews psychologist Matthew Rippeyoung about trauma. What is trauma and how does it impact us? Where does trauma come from and what is [...]

Duration:00:35:21

#20: Morning People & Night People

8/31/2019
Kim and Jim discuss the apparent phenomenon of morning people and night people. Is there a biological difference between “morning people” and “night people”? Why [...]

Duration:00:23:49

#19: Pet Therapy

7/31/2019
Kim and Jim interview Dr. Colleen Dell and Shannon Noonan about their work with therapy dogs. Why do dogs make such good therapy animals? Can [...]

Duration:00:46:29

#18: Voices in the Head

6/30/2019
Dr. Davies interviews Gregory Shankland about his experiences with hearing voices in his head. Gregory tells the fascinating story of how he began to hear voices, how [...]

Duration:01:09:13

#17: Religious Experiences

5/31/2019
Jim and Kim explore the science of having religious experiences, with the help of special guest Dr. Ann Taves. Why do people have religious experiences? [...]

Duration:00:43:07

#16: Social Media & Addiction

4/30/2019
Kim and Jim dive into the topic of social media and addiction. Can you be addicted to social media? Does using social media too much affect [...]

Duration:00:36:30

#15: Multitasking

3/31/2019
Kim and Jim discuss the scientific evidence surrounding multitasking. Does multitasking make you more or less efficient? When should you multitask? Is it safe to [...]

Duration:00:32:58

#14: Alcohol and the Developing Brain

2/28/2019
Jim and Kim are joined by special guest Audrey McFarlane to discuss the impact of alcohol on the developing brain. What are the effects of [...]

Duration:00:39:30

#13: Beauty and Neuroaesthetics

1/31/2019
Many people think beauty is something ephemeral, subject to the arbitrary whims of individual taste and cultural trends. But philosophers have been studying beauty and [...]

Duration:00:32:11

#12: Why We Like Sports

12/31/2018
People love to watch sports. The Superbowl, for example, is incredibly popular. About 111 million people, a third of everyone in the united states, watched [...]

Duration:00:29:36