Brain Science, with Dr. Virginia Campbell
We know what we think, but most of the time, we do not know how we think. Our consciousness does not have access to most of the workings of our brain. The unconscious mind processes information and the results of these processes enter consciousness as a feeling. This feeling of knowing is vital to our survival. Dr. Ginger Campbell helps us understand that knowing is not about storing information but, instead, is a feeling. Ginger Campbell started podcasting in the earliest days podcasting. After 15 years, she is still going, interviewing the leading figures in neuroscience and psychology. This year she was inducted into the podcasting hall of fame for her work on the Brain Science podcast. She is also the host of podcasts Books & Ideas and Graying Rainbows: Coming Out LGBT+ Later in Life. Dr. Campbell is one of the great science communicators of our time making complex ideas accessible.
Troy Swanson, May 2022
CI222 Show Notes
In Circulating Ideas, Episode 222, guest host Troy Swanson chatted with Dr. Virginia Campbell, host of the Brain Science Podcast and author of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty, about why she created and continues the podcast, the hidden layer of the brain, how cognition differs from knowing, and why science is not just a set of boring facts you learn in school.
Dr. Campbell's website, the hub to find out about all of her work!
Buy your copy of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty (affiliate link for Dr. Campbell)
Dr. Campbell was chosen for the 2022 Podcast Hall of Fame, podcasting’s most exclusive honor!
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Books and Ideas was started in December 2006, as a monthly podcast covering topics that didn't fit on Brain Science, such as history, philosophy, other areas of science, science fiction, and very rarely, politics. The podcast evolved into a monthly interview with an interesting person (usually a book author or scientist). The last regular episode was posted in 2020.
Graying Rainbows: Coming Out LGBT+ Later in Life launched in November 2018. Since coming out as gay at the age of 60 (about 6 months after her husband’s death), Dr. Campbell found it difficult to connect with the LGBT community. The goal of this podcast is to create a community for others who are coming out later in life, sharing resources and stories and are currently encouraging listeners to join the community on Facebook.
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