Last week we learned a little about the science of memory. Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine continues the topic of memory. Our guest, psychologist and neuroscientist at UW-Madison Brad Postle, is back to tell us more. In his conversation with PNM’s Dennis Shaffer, Brad mentions that each memory has its own set of neurons, connections, […]
During this holiday season, we’ll certainly remember the good times of some of the Christmas’ in the past, and also form good memories of this Christmas. So, for this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we look into the science of memory – what are they, how do they form, and what triggers a memory […]
The question of what is “right” and what is “wrong” is about as commonplace and pedestrian as philosophical debates get. Some point to an inherent and universal moral compass that guides all of our ethical decision-making, while others gravitate towards a more relative approach that calls into question whether anything can be ultimately right or […]
Brian Standing speaks with UW Psychology Ph.D. student Jason Samaha about the blink of the human brain.
Psychologist and UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher Marcus Perlman speaks with Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about the realization among the scientific community that apes and non-human animals possess sophisticated and voluntary control over gestures and vocalizations, the implications for the evolution of human speech, and the de-centering of humanism.
Cornell psychologist David Dunning will join us to explain why he thinks we’re all confident idiots.