In this episode, we interview Dr. Ginger Campbell, host of the popular Brain Science Podcast. We discuss her show as well as her other podcast, Books and Ideas. Brain plasticity, the role of exercise on brain health and function, and other fascinating topics are covered in this episode.
Dr. Ginger Campbell
-Brain Science Podcast http://brainsciencepodcast.com/
Philosophy discussed (east, west, mind)
“Likeness of Being” discussed – physics. Books and Ideas website (interviews and reviews).
Writing a book and communication skills.
Dr. Campbell has just started a fellowship in palliative care. Briefly discussed.
Exercise and Neuroplasticity; interview with John Ratey, author of “Spark.”
Different intensity of exercise has different brain benefits.
Humans evolved to move…sea squirt example.
Find something you can enjoy and someone to do it with.
BDNF – Miracle Grow for the brain. (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor).
Neurotrophin vs neurotransmitter
“Go Wild” by John Ratey mentioned.
“Play” by Stuart Brown discussed.
Kids spent most of their time playing which aids brain development.
Can apply to humans as well for mood and emotion.
Play teaches where the “edge” is…
“The unconscious origins of certainty” – an ebook by Dr. Campbell.
It is based upon an interview with Dr. Richard Burton about his book “on being certain.”
The feeling of knowing
The confidence of certainty has no bearing on the reality of the rightness we think.
The take home message is to be more tolerant of others.
“Mistakes were made, but not by me” –Carol Tavris
Coming up soon in Birmingham
The Dalai Lama
Dialogue in Birmingham, Alabama, USA on October 25: His Holiness will participate in a dialogue on Neuroplasticity and Healing organized by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Contact Website: http://www.uab.edu/DalaiLama
Brain Science Podcast information discussed.
Also, check out the Brain Science App.
Discount code for a monthly subscription: BSP-500
Beer: Michelob Ultra
WOD: Palliative is medical care that relieves pain, symptoms and stress caused by serious illnesses, improving patients’ quality of life.