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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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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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