In Understanding Your Brain and Mind, you’ll hear from more than 40 leading scientists with special insight into the title question. Among many others, you’ll meet luminaries such as Christof Koch, president and chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute of Brain Science in Seattle; Baroness Susan Greenfield, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease researcher and member of the House of Lords; Robert Stickgold, director of the Center of Sleep and Cognition at Harvard; and renowned scientist Jared Diamond, the author of best-selling books including Guns, Germs, and Steel.
Can our physical brains fully explain the phenomenon of our minds? The same question that Descartes pondered in the 17th century continues to fascinate us in the 21st.
Your host, celebrated neuroscientist Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, engages luminaries across fields to try to answer this perplexing question. Each series of one-on-one interviews responds to a different aspect of the fascinating relationship between brain and mind. Special attention is given to the structure and operation of the brain, the subconscious mind, sleep and dreams, and brain disorders.