• Luiz Pessoa on the integrative framework, emotions, cognition

    Luiz Pessoa is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Maryland and director of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. Dr. Pessoa uses behavioural and functional MRI methods to study cognition and emotion (as manipulated, for instance, via the threat of shock), with an emphasis on the interactions between cognitive and emotional brain systems.

    1h 25m - Jul 30, 2023
  • Michael Graziano on consciousness, attention schema theory, AI

    Michael Graziano is professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University and creator of the attention schema theory.

    1h 32m - Jul 2, 2023
  • Katharina Pistor on law, the code of capital, law & capitalism

    Katharina Pistor is professor of comparative law at Columbia Law School and a leading scholar and writer on corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, and comparative law and legal institutions.

    1h 15m - Jun 22, 2023
  • Richard Brown on higher order thought theories of consciousness

    Richard Brown is a philosopher at the City University of New York. His work is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and the foundations of cognitive science and he has done significant work on higher order thought theories of consciousness.

    2h 26m - May 20, 2023
  • Alex Rosenberg on scientism, reductionism, and the manifest image

    Alex Rosenberg is professor of Philosophy at Duke University and has made several important contributions to the philosophy of science, biology, and social science.

    53m - Apr 13, 2023
  • Nicolas Gisin on intuitionism, indeterminacy, quantum gravity

    Nicolas Gisin is a physicist at the University of Geneva working on the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information and communication.

    50m - Apr 2, 2023
  • Sheldon Solomon on death, psychiatry, existentialism, politics

    Sheldon Solomon is an American social psychologist at Skidmore College. He is known for developing terror management theory, along with Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski, which is concerned with how humans deal with their own sense of mortality.

    1h 18m - Mar 10, 2023
  • Dean Rickles on quantum gravity, time, QBism, monism, string theory

    Dean Rickles is professor of history and philosophy of modern physics at the University of Sydney. He has written on quantum gravity, string theory, symmetries, spacetime, and dual aspect monism.

    1h 12m - Feb 12, 2023
  • Justin Garson on madness, psychiatry, functions, evolution

    Justin is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He writes on the philosophy of madness, evolution of the mind, and purpose in nature.

    1h 5m - Feb 9, 2023
  • Lee Cronin on life, assembly theory, evolution, entropy, time

    Lee Cronin is the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow and the originator of assembly theory.

    1h 5m - Jan 29, 2023
  • Anthony Chemero on 4E cognitive science, ecological psychology, dynamical systems theory

    Anthony Chemero is professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, complex systems, phenomenology, and social cognition.

    1h 27m - Jan 23, 2023
  • Fred Cummins on joint speech, 4E cognitive science, ecological psychology

    Fred Cummins is a cognitive scientist from UC Dublin who among other things works on joint speech.

    "Joint Speech is speech produced when one or more people say the same thing at the same time. This kind of speaking is commonly found in practices of prayer, in protest, and on the terraces of football matches. It is found in classrooms and courtrooms. To those who take part, it is a very important kind of activity. Yet it has hardly been studied from a scientific or empirical point of view at all."

    1h 13m - Jan 21, 2023
  • Robert Sternberg on the psychology of IQ, intelligence, wisdom, love

    Robert Sternberg, psychologist at Cornell, has contributed several influential theories related to creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, love, hate, and leadership.

    51m - Jan 9, 2023
  • David Christian on big history, future history, and global identity

    David Christian is a scholar of Russian history and proponent of the big history discipline. Big history is a framework that borrows from fields across the sciences and humanities to build a consilient picture of history from the big bang to the present.

    1h 7m - Nov 19, 2022
  • Donald Hoffman on perception, consciousness, spacetime, spirituality

    Donald Hoffman is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Some of his research interests include visual perception, evolutionary psychology, and the problem of consciousness.

    1h 38m - Oct 31, 2022
  • Karl Friston on the FEP, cognition, life, agency, enactivism

    Karl Friston is a theoretical neuroscientist at University College London, authority on brain imaging, and proponent of the free energy principle.

    1h 37m - Oct 27, 2022
  • Michael Strevens on explanation and modern scientific knowledge

    Michael Strevens is professor of philosophy at NYU working in the philosophy of science. His research interests include explanation, complex systems, probability, confirmation, and the social structure of science and its role in science’s success; the psychology of concepts; and the philosophical applications of cognitive science, including philosophical methodology.

    1h 31m - Oct 6, 2022
  • Michael Levin on the foundations of cognition

    Michael Levin is a developmental and synthetic biologist at Tufts University, where he is the Vannevar Bush Distinguished Professor of biology.

    1h 10m - Oct 1, 2022
  • Raymond Tallis on human experience, naturalism, philosophy & art

    Professor Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic and was until recently a physician and clinical scientist. In the Economist's Intelligent Life Magazine (Autumn 2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world. He has written extensively on the philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, literary theory, the nature of art and cultural criticism, fiction, and poetry.

    1h 7m - Sep 19, 2022
  • John Stewart and the evolutionary world view

    John Stewart is an Australian evolutionary theorist and core member of the Evolution, Complexity, and Cognition research group at the Free University of Brussels.

    1h 48m - Sep 11, 2022
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