The Conduct Science Podcast: Rodrigo Quian Quiroga and Neuroscience Fiction
00:00 – Introduction
01:15 – Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
02:15 – Concept cells
04:15 – Why bridge the gap between sci-fi and science?
06:45 – Understanding consciousness
12:49 – How might aphantasia be affected by concept cells?
15:45 – How memories are formed and change
19:26 – Consciousness
24:45 – Free will
28:45 – The mind and the body
35:30 – Does science fiction influence science?
41:55 – GIVEAWAY!!!
44:13 – Ending and outro
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- Centre of neuroscience (Leicester)
- Neuroscience Fiction (Quiroga, 2020)
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Today, Mitch and Tom are joined by Professor Rodrgio Quian Quiroga, author of NeuroScience Fiction and credited with the discovery of concept cells. The three discuss topics highlighted in NeuroScience Fiction such as 2001: A Space oddyssey and machine intelligence, Minority Report and free will, and BladeRunner and human consciousness. Join them as they dive through the latest advances in neuroscience and uncover how the fantasy of science fiction is quickly becoming reality! Also, listen for a chance to win a copy of NeuroScience Fiction itself! Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.
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