Neuroscience

Moral Bioenhancements Part Two

If you could make the world a better place by removing the ability for people to make selfish choices, would you do it? We continue the conversation.

Moral Bioenhancements Part One

If you could make the world a better place by removing the ability for people to make selfish choices, would you do it?

Mind Control, Part 2

It's time for Mind Control: The Return to Mind Mountain. The podcast crew focuses on persuasive technology, environmental influences and moral enhancement in part two of this two-part episode.

Mind Control, Part 1

Mind control is a pervasive fear in dystopian science fiction. What is there to say about the real-life science of manipulating people's thoughts, emotions, opinions and behavior? The podcast crew focuses on propaganda and advertising in part one of this two-part episode.

The Singularity Has Arrived

Last night, the Singularity arrived! Joe, Lauren and Jonathan talk about what we got right, what we got wrong and when to expect your next software patch.

The Future of Smells

Vision and hearing get all the glory, but humans might be more controlled by our sense of smell than we realize. The podcasters examine some smelly science and discuss how smells figure in to future tech.

The Consciousness Problem

What is consciousness and have researchers found the on/off switch? We look at what we know so far.

Erasing Memories with Light

How reliable is your memory? What if you could make it stronger? Or even erase memories you don't want anymore?

Could video games be good for your brain?

It's a common belief that video games rot your brain, but some studies have shown that video games might actually improve cognitive capabilities. How can we use video games to boost our brains, teach counter-intuitive concepts and even learn about ourselves?

Sci-Fi High

Will we ever be able to beam information directly to our brains? Is there something fundamental about learning a concept that tech can't replace? How will we learn in the future?