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, Brains, and Health."
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 magnetic stimulation, and psilocybin to treat major depression.
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 and the social sciences specifically, and give their perspectives on the evolving landscape within the world of academic research and publishing.
Published 06/03/18
Michael continues his conversation with renowned psychotherapist Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT. This is a powerful, instructive, hope-inspiring discussion that illuminates a path toward steady inner peace.
Published 06/03/18
Renowned psychotherapist Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT, has spent his career studying and treating trauma and its consequences. He joins Michael to explore the relationships between psychotherapeutic dynamics associated with trauma and their connections to the functions of the human brain. Ross brings a wealth of clinical experience to the conversation and illuminates the crucial variable of self-love deficit versus self-love abundance.
Published 06/03/18
We continue our conversation with Dr. Rachel Harris, PhD, about the mysterious and the medicinal aspects of ayahuasca, a psychedelic plant-based drug originating from indigenous cultures in the Amazon. Rachel speaks about her own personal experiences with ayahuasca, and shares her profound insights about the fundamental emotional and psychological needs that each human requires in order to flourish and reach their full healthy potential.
Published 06/03/18
Dr. Rachel Harris, PhD, is an expert in the neuroscience of ayahuasca, a psychedelic plant-based drug with immensely potent impacts on human physiology and the human mind. She leads us on a thrilling exploration of the mysterious borderland between indigenous cultural traditions and Western scientific understanding.
Published 06/03/18
In the third and final part of our interview series with neuroscientist Kevin Jarbo, PhD ABD, we discuss Kevin’s cultural leadership in academia. We focus especially on his work to create the Black Scholars Matter movement, which works to expand and celebrate the representation of black scholars and their scholarship. Kevin illuminates the importance of diversity and inclusion in making the university system better for everyone, and shares his personal experiences as both a student and a mentor.
Published 06/03/18
Michael and Kevin discuss neuroscience and philosophy through the lenses of classical thought and contemporary scholarship.
Published 06/03/18
Michael and Kevin discuss neuroscience and philosophy through the lenses of classical thought and contemporary scholarship.
Published 06/03/18