I’ve highlighted Dr. Ginger Campbell’s excellent Brain Science Podcast before. It’s an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the science of the brain. Many of the books and concepts I’ve highlighted here over the years, I first heard about on her show. Campbell, a medical doctor, pretty much focuses on neuroscience rather than philosophy, but many of the concepts she explores are relevant to anyone interested in the philosophy of mind.
This week, she started a series on consciousness, reviewing several books in the first episode, some of which I’ve discussed here, including Stanislas Dehaene’s Consciousness and the Brain, Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture, Antonio Damasio’s The Strange Order of Things, Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt’s Consciousness Demystified, and Daniel Dennett’s From Bacteria to Bach and Back.
She spends a lot of time on Dehaene’s book in particular, discussing a lot of stuff I didn’t have the space to get into in my post on it. She also has different takes on some of these books from mine, some of which make we want to go back and look at them again. And her summation of books I haven’t finished yet, such as Damasio’s and Dennett’s, were very helpful.
Highly recommended if you have the time and interest. As of this posting, the episode doesn’t appear to be on her site yet, but it looks like this link works publicly, or you can follow the link she tweeted out.