Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Secular Buddhist Podcast, Episode 133 - Ginger Campbell and Dana Nourie: Consciousness and the Complex of Mind

I am a long-time fan of Dr. Ginger Campbell's Brain Science Podcast show - I think I have listened to most if not all of the 88 shows she has done so far. So it's a treat to hear her on the other end of the microphone, being interviewed by another of my favorite podcasts, the Secular Buddhist Podcast.

Dr. Campbell has a recent book, Kindle only I believe, called Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty (Brain Talk: Conversations with Neuroscientists) - only $2.99.

Secular Buddhist Episode 133 :: Ginger Campbell and Dana Nourie :: Consciousness and the Complex of Mind

Dr. Ginger Campbell

Dr. Ginger Campbell and Dana Nourie speak with us about the complex interrelated processes we refer to as consciousness.

What is self? Is it your body, so if you lose your left pinky finger, is that really losing part of you? Is it your memories? Or some other aspect of mind, like consciousness? And for that matter, what is consciousness?

There are many different ideas about these questions, from a variety of disciplines. Scientific thought may not say the same thing as philosophy, which in turn has a wide variety of concepts that may not merge so well with an equally complext set of religious views. However we answer the question of what is consciousness, it is a rich area of thought, discussion, debate, and exploration.

Dr. Ginger Campbell is an experienced emergency physician with a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. She is also interested in a wide variety of other topics including the history of science and ideas, began podcasting in 2006, and has discovered that it is a great way to share ideas with people from around the world. Her Brain Science Podcast explores how recent scientific discoveries are unraveling age-old mysteries, such as intelligence, emotions, personality, and memory.

Dana Nourie

Dana Nourie does not label herself a Buddhist, though she does practice Buddha’s teachings and associates with Secular Buddhists. She has been a guest on The Secular Buddhist podcast many times, and has been the primary blogger on the Secular Buddhist Association website.

So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Downy White tea.

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