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The Luminous Brain
Let's illuminate our worlds. Hosted by neuroscientist Michael Ferguson, PhD.
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4.8 stars from 5 ratings
I grew up in a fundamentalist orthodox faith tradition, and when I moved on from it I had a tough time processing my prior spiritual experiences through a new secular lens. This podcast hosts discussions that have allowed me to reclaim some of that spirituality with a new sense of awe and wonder...Read full review »
Kickinthefunk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/19
This is a truly engaging podcast with an articulate scientist who is able to explain complex themes and ideas about neuroscience and philosophy, or in other words, the connections between the brain and the mind. Dr. Ferguson is an engaging host and great interviewer who offers perspectives and...Read full review »
BostonHistorian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/10/18
Recent Episodes
Michael speaks with Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. They discuss if spirituality can be scientific and also Dr. Sheldrake's new book "Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies,...
Published 10/01/18
Gonzalo Cotovio, MD, is a Portuguese psychiatrist and a research neuroscientist. He shares with us how his curiosity about the mind and brain developed and why he pursued training as a psychiatrist. Dr. Cotovio explains cutting-edge research in psychiatry, including brain imaging, transcranial...
Published 08/04/18
Sarah Merrill, PhD ABD, is a Cornell neuropsychologist specializing in human bonding and attachment. Sarah explains how our neurons and our neurochemistry give rise to the rich experiences of attraction and love. Sarah and Michael also discuss some of the current trends within science generally...
Published 06/03/18
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