New Books and Ideas website has launched October 17, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Announcements,Books and Ideas Podcast , comments closed
I am in the midst of moving several of my websites away from WordPress.
The contents of this website have been moved to http://www.virginiacampbellmd.com.
In the mean time please note that I have moved all the show notes for Books and Ideas to the new site.
I will be posting a new episode there within the next few days.
The site is still a little rough around the edges so your feedback and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Brain Science Podcast Returns September 28, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Brain Science Podcast,Neuroscience,Podcast Show Notes , comments closed
The latest Brain Science Podcast (BSP 70) is an interview with Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior. This episode was recorded live at Dragon*Con 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. We focused our conversation on the fact scientific reasoning and critical thinking do NOT come naturally. Instead, we all tend to make similar errors, such as mistaking correlation for causation. Dr. Lilienfeld shared his experiences and a extensive question and answer session with the live audience allowed him to explore additional examples.
Episode Transcript (Download PDF)
Schedule for Dragon*Con 2010 August 30, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Announcements , comments closed
Thursday I will be heading to Atlanta, Georgia for Dragon*Con 2010. I will be on several panels and I will be doing two live interviews that will be posted later as podcasts.
Here is my official schedule:
Please note that I did not write most of these descriptions!
Title: Popular Psychology Myths
Description: Pop Psychology is a confusing mixture of myth and science. Learn how to tell the difference and Why it Matters.
Time: Fri 11:30 am
Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Skepticism and Sexuality
Description: When do we get skeptical about sex, the media? When alien cults want to save African clitorises, this panel is here to discuss the facts.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm
Location: 207 / 206 / 205 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Fridays panels are in the Skeptic Track. Pop Psycology Myths is an interview with Dr. Scott Lillienfeld, co-author of 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior. An edited version of this interview will be posted at http://brainsciencepodcast.com in mid-late September.
Title: Oil Disasters
Description: Oil disasters, effects of spills on humans and environment, peak oil crisis, nothing is sacred on this topic!
Time: Sat 02:30 pm
Location: L508 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Title: Global Insurgency Open Discussion
Description: Open discussion on the effects of terror strikes. Medical, sociological, and financial effects on the military, the public and the infrastructure
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: L508 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Saturday’s panels are in the Apocalypse Rising track. I have never been to this track, so it should be an interesting change of pace.
Title: Books and Ideas Podcast
Description: Join host Dr. Ginger Campbell interviews author Skyler White about her book “and Falling, Fly.” I will also be interviewing Christiana Ellis.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm
Location: 204 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Books and Ideas: Episode 37 August 9, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Books and Ideas Podcast,Evolution,Interviews,Philosophy,Podcast Show Notes,Science , comments closed
Brain Science Podcast Update June 23, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Announcements,Brain Science Podcast , comments closed
New Discoveries about Glial Cells (BSP 69) May 14, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Brain Science Podcast,Interviews,Neuroscience,Podcast Show Notes,Science , comments closed
Recent research has discovered that glial cells (the non-neuronal cells that make up about 85% of the cells in the human nervous system) actually do more than just support neurons. In Episode 69 of the Brain Science Podcast I explore some of these recent discoveries with pioneering researcher, R. Douglas Fields, PhD. Dr. Fields is the author of The Other Brain: From Dementia to Schizophrenia, How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science. The Other Brain provides a compelling introduction to this exciting new field. It is aimed at general readers, but it should also be on the must-read list for all students of neuroscience.
Books and Ideas 36 April 28, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Books and Ideas Podcast,Interviews,Neuroscience,Podcast Show Notes,Politics,Science , comments closed
The show notes for Episode 36 have moved to:
“The Myth of Alzheimer’s” with Dr. Peter Whitehouse (BSP 68) April 15, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Brain Science Podcast,Interviews,Medicine,Neuroscience,Podcast Show Notes,Politics,Science , comments closed
Brain Science Podcast 68 is an interview with Dr. Peter Whitehouse, co-author (with Daniel George) of The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis. Alzheimer’s Disease originally referred to a relatively rare form of premature dementia, but in recent decades the diagnosis has been expanded to include patients of all ages. This change is not based on science and in this interview we talk about why being labeled with with Alzheimer’s may be doing older patients more harm than good.
Dr. Whitehouse is one of the pioneering researchers in this field, but advocates devoting resources to helping elders with with a wide range of age-related brain changes. This interview should be of interest to physicians, scientists, as well as patients and their families. I will be posting a supplemental interview with Daniel George, the co-author of The Myth of Alzheimer’s later this month. (Learn more at http://booksandideas.com.)
Help Support German Shepherd Rescue March 29, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Announcements , comments closed
In Episode 33 of my Books and Ideas podcast I interviewed Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books. I am proud to announce that my dog Jake is one of the dogs featured in Duffy’s latest book, which features stories of rescued German Shepherd Dogs. You will find Jake’s story on page 91. Part of the purchase goes to support German Shepherd Rescue or you can choose contribute to helping rescue dogs in Haiti.
Click here to buy Lost Souls Found: Inspiring Stories about German Shepherd Dogs by Kyla Duffy and Lowrey Mumford.
Thomas Metzinger explores Consciousness (BSP 67) March 10, 2010Posted by Ginger Campbell, MD in : Brain Science Podcast,Interviews,Neuroscience,Philosophy,Podcast Show Notes,Science , comments closed
The free podcast version of Brain Science Podcast 67 is now available. It is an interview with German philosopher Thomas Metzinger, author of The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self and Being No One. Dr. Metzinger argues that any credible model for how the brain generates the mind must incorporate unusual human experiences, such as so-called out of body experiences (OBE), and psychiatric conditions. In this interview we explore how OBE and virtual reality experiments shed light on how the brain generates the sense of self that characterizes normal human experience.