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Gareth Barnes is a professor at University College London, where he is Head of  Magnetoencephalography. We talk about how Gareth randomly stumbled into working on MEG, what MEG is, and some of his recent projects, including the exciting new generation of MEG scanners: OPM-MEG.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes appear roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps0:00:03: How I found out about Gareth's work0:02:31: What is MEG?0:07:04: Flexible headcasts for MEG0:19:49: How Gareth accidentally  started working on MEG (after writing fiction in France)0:28:46: The early days of MEG at Aston University (starting with a  single channel)0:40:58: The new generation of MEG:  Optically pumped magnetometers (OPM-MEG)1:13:33: Mouth MEG and measuring hippocampus with MEG1:21:06: The relationship between methods development and discovery in basic sciencePodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtGareth's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/barnes-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/barnes-scholarBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtLinksMEG in the UK: https://meguk.ac.uk/MEG image: https://biomaglaboratory.fi/wp-content/themes/biomagille/images/meg_image_20210422b.jpgCerca MEG: https://www.cercamagnetics.com/Fieldline MEG: https://fieldlineinc.com/Young Epilepsy: https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/Sphenoidal electrodes: https://www.epilepsybehavior.com/article/S1525-5050(03)00023-4/fulltextReferencesBoto, ... & Brookes (2018). Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system. Nature.Boto, ... & Brookes (2019). Wearable neuroimaging: Combining and contrasting magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography. NeuroImage.Hill, ... & Brookes (2019). A tool for functional brain imaging with lifespan compliance. Nature Communications.Meyer, ... & Barnes (2017). Flexible head-casts for high spatial precision MEG. Journal of neuroscience methods.Sander, ... & Knappe (2012). Magnetoencephalography with a chip-scale atomic magnetometer. Biomedical optics express.Seymour, ... & Maguire (2021). Using OPMs to measure neural activity in standing, mobile participants. NeuroImage.Stangl, ... & Suthana (2021). Boundary-anchored neural mechanisms of location-encoding for self and others. Nature.Tierney, ... & Barnes (2019). Optically pumped magnetometers: From quantum origins to multi-channel magnetoencephalography. NeuroImage.Tierney, ... & Barnes (2021). Mouth magnetoencephalography: A unique perspective on the human hippocampus. NeuroImage.Vivekananda, ... & Walker (2020). Optically pumped magnetoencephalography in epilepsy. Annals of clinical and translational neurology.
Adeyemi Adetula is a PhD student at the University of Grenoble, where he is leading the ManyLabs Africa project. In this conversation, we talk about that project, his recent commentary 'Psychology should generalize from - not just to - Africa', how Western researchers can best collaborate with African researchers, and much more. Timestamps0:00:05: How Adeyemi went from psychology student in Nigeria to PhD student in France0:13:27: ManyLabs Africa0:18:54: Synergy between the Credibility Revolution and research development in Africa0:25:26: How and why Adeyemi crowdfunded his PhD0:36:42: Psychology should generalize from - not just to - Africa0:54:47: How can Western researchers test their theories in more diverse samples?1:03:47: Pounded yam with Egusi soup and bushmeatPodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtAdeyemi's linksGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/adetula-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/adetula-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferences and linksManyLabs Africa: https://osf.io/vh6td/Collaborative Replications and Education Project: https://www.crep-psych.org/CREP Africa: https://osf.io/kvhzg/Sci-Hub: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sci-HubAdeyemi's GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-african-scholar-in-financial-distressAdeyemi's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/support_adeyemi_adetula_dreamAdetula, ... IJzerman (2022). Psychology should generalize from—not just to—Africa. Nat Rev Psych.Adetula, ... IJzerman (2021). Synergy Between the Credibility Revolution and Human Development in Africa. AfricArXive.Adetula, … IJzerman, H. (2021). The Evaluation of Harm and Purity Transgressions in Africans: A Paradigmatic Replication of Rottman and Young (2019). AfricArXiveKlein, ... Nosek (2014). Investigating variation in replicability: A “many labs” replication project. Soc Psych.Rottman & Young (2019). Specks of dirt and tons of pain: Dosage distinguishes impurity from harm. Psych Sci.The 5 shortlisted African papers for the ManyLabs Africa replication:Bevan-Dye & Akpojivi (2016). South African Generation Y students’ self-disclosure on Facebook. South African J of Psych.Kombo, S. (n.d.). Using behavioural informed communication to drive civic engagement. [Unpublished paper] https://busaracenter.org/case_studies/behaviorally-informed-communication-to-drive-civic-engagement/Mgbokwere, Esienumoh & Uyana (2015). Perception and attitudes of parents towards teenage pregnancy in a rural community of Cross river state, Nigeria. Global J of Pure & Applied Sci.Ojedokun (2015). Extramarital affair as correlate of reproductive health and home instability among couples in Ibadan, Nigeria. African J of Social Work. Teye-Kwadjo, Kagee & Swart (2018). Condom use negotiation among high school adolescents in Ghana: The role of gender. South African J of Psych.
Nils Köbis is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, where he studies the intersection of AI and corruption. In this conversation, we talk about how Nils got into working on this topic, and some of his recent papers on AI, corruption, deepfakes, and AI poetry.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month.Timestamps0:00:04: Moral Games0:13:09: How Nils started working at the intersection of AI and corruption0:30:12: Start discussing 'Bad machines corrput good morals'1:01:00: Start discussing Nils's papers on whether people can detect AI-generated poems and videos1:25:59: Learning to say no and to not get sidetracked1:31:05: Writing a PhD thesisPodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtNils's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/koebis-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/koebis-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/Koebis-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferences & linksMoral Games (in German): https://geni.us/moral-gamesNils's podcast KickBack: https://www.icrnetwork.org/what-we-do/kickback-global-anticorruption-podcast/Replika AI app: https://replika.com/Science fiction science: https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/chm/guiding-concepts/concept-2-science-fiction-scienceCollingridge dilemma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collingridge_dilemmaGPT-3: https://openai.com/api/Fotos of people who don't exist: https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/Abdalla & Abdalla 2021. The Grey Hoodie Project: Big tobacco, big tech, .... Proc of 2021 AAAI/ACM Conf.Crandall ... 2018. Cooperating with machines. Nat Comm.Goffman 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday LifeHarari 2016. Homo Deus: A brief history of tomorrow.Hawking 2018. Brief answers to the big questions.Kehlmann 2021: Mein Algorithmus und ich.Köbis ... 2021. Bad machines corrupt good morals. Nat Hum Behav.Köbis ... 2021. Fooled twice: People cannot detect deepfakes but think they can. Iscience.Köbis & Mossink, 2021. Artificial intelligence versus Maya Angelou... . Comp in hum behav.Köbis ... 2022. The promise and perils of using artificial intelligence to fight corruption. Nat Mach Intell.Leib ... 2021. The corruptive force of AI-generated advice. arXiv.Leib ... 2021. Collaborative dishonesty: A meta-analytic review. Psych Bull.Mnih ... 2015. Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning. Nature.Rahwan ... 2019. Machine behaviour. Nature.Silver ... 2016. Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks and tree search. Nature.Tegmark 2017. Life 3.0: Being human in the age of artificial intelligence.
Eva Krockow is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Leicester, where her research focusses on the psychology of antimicrobial resistance. We talk about her educational background, her work on the Centipede Game, social dilemmas, antimicrobial resistance, and the value of qualitative studies.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. Timestamps0:00:04: How Eva ended up studying psychology in Leicester0:07:16: Before her PhD, Eva worked in international relations0:13:06: The Centipede Game/Eva's PhD work0:23:49: What is 'antimicrobial resistance' and why is it a problem?0:41:52: The social dilemma of antimicrobial resistance0:52:05: The benefits of qualitative studies1:04:53: What can we do about antimicrobial resistance?Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtEva's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/krockow-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/krockow-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/krockow-twtBlog: https://geni.us/krockow-blogBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferences/linksThe Centipede Game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centipede_gameAMR studio podcast: https://www.uac.uu.se/the-amr-studio/Colman, ... (2019). Medical prescribing and antibiotic resistance: a game-theoretic analysis of a potentially catastrophic social dilemma. PloS one.Flood (1958). Some experimental games. Management Sci.Hardin (1968). The tragedy of the commons. Science.Harring & Krockow (2021). The social dilemmas of climate change and antibiotic resistance: an analytic comparison and discussion of policy implications. Humanities and Soc Sci Comm.Krockow, ... (2022). Prosociality in the social dilemma of antibiotic prescribing. Cur Op in Psych.Krockow (2020). Nomen est omen: why we need to rename ‘antimicrobial resistance’. JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.Krockow, ... (2016). Exploring cooperation and competition in the Centipede game through verbal protocol analysis. Euro J of Soc Psych.Krockow, ... (2016). Cooperation in repeated interactions: A systematic review of Centipede game experiments, 1992–2016. Euro Rev of Soc Psych.Pulford, ... (2016). Social value induction and cooperation in the Centipede game. PloS one.Pulford, ... (2017). Reasons for cooperating in repeated interactions: Social value orientations, fuzzy traces, reciprocity, and activity bias. Decision. Pulford, ... (2021). A five-factor integrative model of strategic reasoning in dyadic games. Eur J of Soc Psych. Rosenthal (1981). Games of perfect information, predatory pricing and the chain-store paradox. J of Econ theo.Tarrant, ... (2021). Drivers of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Overuse across Diverse Hospital Contexts—A Qualitative Study of Prescribers in the UK, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Antibiotics.Tarrant, ... (2020). Moral and contextual dimensions of “inappropriate” antibiotic prescribing in secondary care: a three-country interview study. Front
Ricky Patel is a postdoc at Lund University, where he studies the neural basis of navigation behaviours in arthropods. In this conversation, we talk about his work on spatial navigation in Mantis Shrimp and bumblebees, the difficulty of recording from moving insects, science communication, and scientific illustrations.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps00:04: What is a Mantis Shrimp?09:53: How Ricky started studying Mantis Shrimp navigation16:00: Start discussing Ricky's 2020 Current Biology paper on path integration in Mantis Shrimp25:03: A hierarchy of compass cues34:10: Start discussing Ricky's 2020 Proceedings B paper on landmark navigation in Mantis Shrimp38:11: Complex behaviour doesn't require a large brain40:16: Start discussing Ricky's 2022 Current Biology paper about path integration in walking bumblebees46:14: How well can we record neural activity from moving insects?49:54: Twitter in academia53:51: Rickesh's work as a scientific illustrator57:57: There really has been a rich history of studying navigation in non-mammalsPodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtRicky's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/patel-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/patel-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/patel-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesBeetz, Kraus, Franzke, Dreyer, Strube-Bloss, Rössler, Warrant, Merlin, & El Jundi, B. (2022). Flight-induced compass representation in the monarch butterfly heading network. Current Biology.O'Keefe & Dostrovsky (1971). The hippocampus as a spatial map: Preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain research.Patel, Kempenaers & Heinze. (2022). Vector navigation in walking bumblebees. Current Biology.Patel & Cronin (2020). Mantis shrimp navigate home using celestial and idiothetic path integration. Current Biology.Patel & Cronin (2020). Landmark navigation in a mantis shrimp. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Patel & Cronin (2020). Path integration error and adaptable search behaviors in a mantis shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology. Santschi (1911). Obervations et remarques critiques sur le mécanisme de l'orientation chez les fourmis. Rév Suisse Zool.Tolman (1948). Cognitive maps in rats and men. Psychological review. Wehner (1990). On the brink of introducing sensory ecology: Felix Santschi (1872–1940) — Tabib-en-Neml. Behav Ecol Sociobiol .
Chris Frith is an Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London. His research has spanned several topics, including social cognition, schizophrenia, volition, and consciousness. We talk about Two Heads (a book co-written with his wife and son), his career, and the history of the FIL.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps00:04: Why did Chris not become a musician?06:14: How Chris became a comic book hero14:31: Collaborating with economists (as a neuroscientist or psychologist)22:34: A triple history of Chris's career, neuroimaging, and the FIL at UCL47:14: Career advice: explorers and exploiters in science, and skills to learn57:00: Was all the effort worth it?1:00:10: Sci-fi and detective story recommendationsPodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtChris's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/frith-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/frith-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/frith-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesBlakemore ... (1998). Central cancellation of self-produced tickle sensation. Nature neuroscience.Cook ... (2012). Automatic imitation in a strategic context ... Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.Corcoran ... (1995). Schizophrenia, symptomatology and social inference ... Schizophrenia research.Feinberg ... (1999). Schizophrenia–a disorder of the corollary discharge ... The British Journal of Psychiatry.Fletcher ... (1995). Other minds in the brain ... Cognition.Frith ... (2022). Two Heads: A Graphic Exploration of How Our Brains Work with Other Brains.Frith (2013). Making up the mind: How the brain creates our mental world.Frith ... (1991). Willed action and the prefrontal cortex in man: a study with PET. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.Haruno ... (2010). Activity in the amygdala elicited by unfair divisions predicts social value orientation. Nature neuroscience.Haruno ...  (2014). Activity in the nucleus accumbens and amygdala ... Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.Helmholtz (1867). Treatise on physiological optics.Johnstone ... (1976). Cerebral ventricular size and cognitive impairment in chronic schizophrenia. The Lancet.Medwed (2007). The innocent prisoner's dilemma: ... Iowa Law Review.Posner ... (1988). Localization of cognitive operations in the human brain. Science.Shelley (1818). Frankenstein.Wegner (2004). Précis of the illusion of conscious will. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.LinksSeiber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pqqfWfwRlQMa mère l'oye: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEC_XGjgluoDolly Suite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA-VOOVN2XQChris's interview with the BPS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjku9ASscishttps://interactingminds.au.dk/https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_K._Dickhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agatha_Christie
Cameron Brick is an Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the psychological aspects of climate change. In this conversation, we talk about climate change, the psychological aspects behind it, the difficulty of defining pro-environmental behaviour, and his recent article on Illusory Essences in psychological (and neuroscientific) research.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps0:00:04: How Cameron started working on the psychology of climate change0:06:24: What is the actual problem of climate change? And what can we do about it?0:21:47: What actually is "pro-environmental behaviour" and how can we measure it?0:32:35: What kind of person is pro-environemtnal, and why?0:38:54: Start discussing Illusory Essences0:45:20: Formal models in psychology0:47:23: Are the Big-5 in personality an illusory essence?1:01:17: How to solve the problem of illusory essencesPodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtCameron's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/brick-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/brick-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/brick-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesBrick, Hood, Ekroll & De-Wit (2022). Illusory essences: A bias holding back theorizing in psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science.Brick & van der Linden (2018). Yawning at the Apocalypse. ThePsychologist.Brick, Sherman & Kim (2017). “Green to be seen” and “brown to keep down”: Visibility moderates the effect of identity on pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology.Brick & Lewis (2016). Unearthing the “green” personality: Core traits predict environmentally friendly behavior. Environment and Behavior.Smaldino (2017). Models are stupid, and we need more of them. Computational social psychology.Spence, Poortinga & Pidgeon (2012). The psychological distance of climate change. Risk Analysis: An International Journal.Srivastava (2010). The five-factor model describes the structure of social perceptions. Psychological Inquiry.Updegraff, Brick, Emanuel, Mintzer & Sherman (2015). Message framing for health: moderation by perceived susceptibility and motivational orientation in a diverse sample of Americans. Health Psychology.Wittgenstein (1953). Philosophical investigations.Background on why I laughed at Cameron mentioning Brian Wansick: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/brian-wansink-cornell-p-hackingWhere I learnt to floss by doing only 1 tooth per day: Fogg, B. J. (2019). Tiny habits: The small changes that change everything.Borges's short story about maps: https://genius.com/Jorge-luis-borges-on-exactitude-in-science-annotated
Peter Vuust is a Professor at the Center for Music in the Brain in Aarhus, a jazz musician, and composer. In this conversation , we talk about his recent review in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, how he got to where he is, active inference in music, jazz improvisation, and much more.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps00:05: How Peter became a jazz musician04:54: How Peter became professor of neuroscience08:20: How to combine two different professions practically?11:50: Start discussing 'Music in the brain'24:53: How do prediction errors change with familiarty of a piece of music?38:18: How does moving to the beat (active inference) reduce prediction errors?46:48: The 3 dynamics in musical synchronisation55:10: How does Peter compose for improvisation in jazz?Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtPeter's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/vuust-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/vuust-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/vuust-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferences and linksHeggli, Konvalinka, ..., & Vuust (2021). Transient brain networks underlying interpersonal strategies during synchronized action. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience.Heggli, Konvalinka, Kringelbach, & Vuust (2019). Musical interaction is influenced by underlying predictive models and musical expertise. Scientific reports.Heggli, Cabral, ..., & Kringelbach. (2019). A Kuramoto model of self-other integration across interpersonal synchronization strategies. PLoS computational biology.Morillon, & Baillet (2017). Motor origin of temporal predictions in auditory attention. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Rosso, Maes, & Leman (2021). Modality-specific attractor dynamics in dyadic entrainment. Scientific Reports.Vuust, Heggli, Friston, & Kringelbach (2022). Music in the brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.See the painting with the 'false' line at 7:30 in this talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOfGX6KSiX8&t=458sStravinsky's Rite of Spring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP42C-4zL3wThe last part with frequent time signature changes starts at 30:07.A survivor from Warsaw by Schoenberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBNz76YFmEQ3rd movement of Sinfonia by Berio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YU-V2C4ryUBeatles Documentary by Peter Jackson (Get Back): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9735318/Blame it on the Boogie, by The Jacksons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxVMLVe62U
Mary Elizabeth Sutherland is senior editor at Nature, where she edits submissions in the behavioural sciences and cognitive neuroscience. In this conversation, we talk about how she became an editor, what editors do all day, how to improve your submissions, the future of publishing at Nature, the harp, and much more.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps0:00:00: Introduction0:05:51: How Mary Elizabeth started playing the harp0:11:19: Harp music recommendations0:13:09: How Mary Elizabeth became senior editor at Nature0:18:11: What do editors do all day?0:31:04: What's the difference between Nature, Nature Communications, and Scientific Reports?0:38:53: How representative do samples need to be for Nature?0:44:12: What exactly is a cover letter for?0:50:43: Common errors in submissions0:56:11: Why do the official PDFs of papers have unidentifiable names?0:59:11: Do we still need journals?1:04:07: Will Nature offer Registered Reports?Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtMary Elizabeth's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/sutherland-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/Sutherland-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/Sutherland-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferences and linksHarp musicCarlos Salzedo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Salzedoplaying his composition Scintillation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ8bA1XXQpMLucile Lawrence (her teacher):  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucile_Lawrence performing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm_-Omk_bl0An example of Kora music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cLAwAOi-hAEpisode with Hugo Spiers: https://geni.us/bjks-spiersEpisode with Michael Hornberger: https://geni.us/bjks-hornbergerTalk Mary Elizabeth gave that I found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akzsfqwJiwPapers mentionedAiken, E., Bellue, S., Karlan, D. et al. Machine learning and phone data can improve targeting of humanitarian aid. Nature (2022).Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Holzmeister, F., Ho, T. H., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., ... & Wu, H. (2018). Evaluating the replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015. Nature Human Behaviour.Coutrot, A., Manley, E., Goodroe, S. et al. Entropy of city street networks linked to future spatial navigation ability. Nature (2022). Douaud, G., Lee, S., Alfaro-Almagro, F. et al. SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank. Nature (2022).
Angelika Stefan is a PhD student at the University of Amsterdam in the Psychological Methods group (lead by Eric-Jan Wagenmakers). In this conversation, we talk about her preprint 'Big little lies: A Compendium and Simulation of p-Hacking Strategies', which she just uploaded to PsyArXiv. We also discuss how she created the Shiny App that allows users to play around with the simulations and run simulations that didn't make it into the paper.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps00:05: How did Angelika start working on her paper 'Big little lies'05:22: P-hacking and human error07:47: Different p-hacking strategies29:34: What are good solutions against p-hacking?40:56: Future directions for this kind of research45:32: How to make a Shiny AppsPodcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtAngelika's linksGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/stefan-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/stefan-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferences and linksStefan, A., & Schönbrodt, F. D. (2022, March 16). Big Little Lies: A Compendium and Simulation of p-Hacking Strategies. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/xy2dk Wicherts, J. M., Veldkamp, C. L. S., Augusteijn, H. E. M., Bakker, M., van Aert, R. C. M., & van Assen, M. A. L. M. (2016). Degrees of freedom in planning, running, analyzing, and reporting psychological studies: A checklist to avoid p-hacking. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01832Their Shiny App: https://shiny.psy.lmu.de/felix/ShinyPHack/ Shiny tutorial videos: https://shiny.rstudio.com/tutorial/As Predicted preregistration template: https://aspredicted.org/
Jessica Flake is Assistant Professor for quantitative psychology and modeling at McGill University, where she studies measurement. In this conversation, we talk about her recent paper 'Measurement Schmeasurement:  Questionable measurement practices and how to avoid them' (with former guest of the podcast Eiko Fried), how she makes stats lectures interesting, and her work on the Psychological Science Accellarator.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps0:00:04: Eiko Fried is maybe not that good at p-hacking0:02:03: How Jessica got into researching measurement0:10:42: The title of 'Measurement Schmeasurement'0:16:15: So what is Schmeasurement?0:24:47: How does Jessica ('literally the best prof ever') make statistics engaging?0:43:02: Is transparency the solution to schmeasurement?0:49:56: Was I measuring or schmeasuring in my recent paper?1:03:39: The next generation of the open science movement1:15:15: What's it like working on large collaborative projects like The Psychological Science Accelerator?Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtJessica's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/flake-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/flake-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/flake-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesMy episode with Eiko Fried: https://geni.us/bjks-friedThe Twitter thread that started schmeasurement: https://twitter.com/JkayFlake/status/917514276893536257Axelrod (1980). Effective choice in the prisoner's dilemma. Journal of conflict resolution.Flake & Fried (2020). Measurement schmeasurement: Questionable measurement practices and how to avoid them. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.Flake, Pek, & Hehman (2017). Construct validation in social and personality research: Current practice and recommendations. Social Psychological and Personality Science.Flake, Davidson, Wong, & Pek (2022). Construct validity and the validity of replication studies: A systematic review.Kuper-Smith, Doppelhofer, Oganian, Rosenblau, & Korn (2021). Risk perception and optimism during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Royal Society open science.Moshontz, ... & Chartier, C. R. (2018). The Psychological Science Accelerator: Advancing psychology through a distributed collaborative network. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.Nosek, Beck, Campbell, Flake, Hardwicke, Mellor, ... & Vazire (2019). Preregistration is hard, and worthwhile. Trends in cognitive sciences.Simmons, Nelson, & Simonsohn (2011). False-positive psychology: Undisclosed flexibility in data collection and analysis allows presenting anything as significant. Psychological science.
Chris Chambers is professor at Cardiff University where he is Head of Brain Stimulation. He is also one of the pioneers behind Registered Reports, a type of article where researchers receive peer review and in-principle acceptance before the results are known. In this conversation, we focus on Registered Reports and talk about how Chris got Registered Reports started at Cortex, how the review process differs between Registered Reports and regular papers, whether they are suited for scientists on short-term contracts, and what the future holds for Registered Reports and scientific publishing in general. BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.). Timestamps 01:51: What are Registered Reports?07:24: How Chris got Registered Reports started16:33: Reviewing Registered Reports and regular papers25:23: Evaluating whether Registered Reports work28:52: Are Registered Reports feasible on short-term contracts / scheduled reviews38:50: Peer Community In Registered Reports / authors can choose which journal to publish their Registered Report in50:25: Do we even need journals?54:18: Does Chris ever get tired talking about Registered Reports? Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtChris's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/chambers-webGoogle Scholar:  https://geni.us/chambers-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/chambers-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferenceshttp://neurochambers.blogspot.com/2012/10/changing-culture-of-scientific.htmlChambers, C. (2019). The seven deadly sins of psychology. Princeton University Press.Chambers, C. D. (2013). Registered reports: A new publishing initiative at Cortex. Cortex, 49(3), 609-610.Chambers, C. D., & Tzavella, L. (2021). The past, present and future of Registered Reports. Nature human behaviour, 1-14.https://www.cos.io/initiatives/registered-reportsHardwicke, T. E., & Ioannidis, J. (2018). Mapping the universe of registered reports. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(11), 793-796.https://rr.peercommunityin.org/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Perelman#Geometrization_and_Poincar%C3%A9_conjecturesSoderberg, C. K., Errington, T. M., Schiavone, S. R., Bottesini, J., Thorn, F. S., Vazire, S., ... & Nosek, B. A. (2021). Initial evidence of research quality of registered reports compared with the standard publishing model. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(8), 990-997.
In this conversation, I talk with Toby Wise about applying for postdoc fellowships. Toby has received and completed the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, where he worked with Ray Dolan and Dean Mobbs. He answers some of the questions I have about applying for postdoc fellowships in general, such as how to write a proposal, how to contact potential supervisors/sponsors for your application, when to start, and what kind of scientist a fellowship is even for.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. In 2022, episodes will appear irregularly, roughly twice per month. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.).Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtToby's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/wise-webGoogle Scholar:  https://geni.us/wise-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/wise-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtNewsletter: https://geni.us/bjks-newsLinks for stuff mentionedMy episode about applying for postdoc jobs with Matthias: https://geni.us/bjks-postdoc-stanglToby's 2 blog posts about postdoc fellowship applications:First post: https://geni.us/wise-postdoc-blog-1Second post: https://geni.us/wise-postdoc-blog-2A postdoc fellowship database: https://ecrcentral.org/fundings Twitter thread that I read out loud: https://twitter.com/birchlse/status/1491006458993209352 The masters's degree I did at UCL and in Paris: https://geni.us/ucl-brain-mind-mscPeople mentionedSteve Fleming: https://geni.us/fleming-webDemis Hassabis: https://geni.us/hassabis-wikiDay Dolan: https://geni.us/dolan-webPeter Dayan: https://geni.us/dayan-webDominik Bach: https://geni.us/bach-webDean Mobbs: https://geni.us/mobbs-webReferencesDeisseroth, K. (2011). Optogenetics. Nature methods.Friston, K. J., Stephan, K. E., Montague, R., & Dolan, R. J. (2014). Computational psychiatry: the brain as a phantastic organ. The Lancet Psychiatry.Montague, P. R., Dolan, R. J., Friston, K. J., & Dayan, P. (2012). Computational psychiatry. Trends in cognitive sciences.Steinmetz, N. A., Koch, C., Harris, K. D., & Carandini, M. (2018). Challenges and opportunities for large-scale electrophysiology with Neuropixels probes. Current opinion in neurobiology.Wang, X. J., & Krystal, J. H. (2014). Computational psychiatry. Neuron.
Hugo Spiers is professor of cognitive neuroscience at University College London.  His research explores how our brain constructs representations of the world and uses them to recall the past, navigate the present and imagine the future. In this episode, we talk about his work on Sea Hero Quest (with Michael Hornberger, former guest of this podcast), his new research project Taxi Brains, the difficulties and joys of working with more than one species, and cognitive maps in humans.Time stamps0:00:05: Dealing with email0:04:42: Sea Hero Quest0:25:53: Taxi Brains project0:55:18: The difficulties and benefits of working with humans and non-human animals in the same lab1:11:48: Discussing Hugo's review "The cognitive map in humans: spatial navigation and beyond"Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtHugo's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/spiers-webGoogle Scholar:  https://geni.us/spiers-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/spiers-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtEpisodes mentioned during our conversation:Michael Hornberger: https://geni.us/bjks-hornbergerKate Jeffery: https://geni.us/bjks-jefferyReferencesBellmund, Gärdenfors, Moser, & Doeller (2018). Navigating cognition: Spatial codes for human thinking. Science.Constantinescu, O’Reilly, & Behrens (2016). Organizing conceptual knowledge in humans with a gridlike code. Science.Doeller, Barry, & Burgess (2010). Evidence for grid cells in a human memory network. Nature.Epstein, Patai, Julian, & Spiers (2017). The cognitive map in humans: spatial navigation and beyond. Nature neuroscience.Gardenfors (2004). Conceptual spaces: The geometry of thought. MIT press.Gardner, Hermansen, Pachitariu, Burak, Baas, Dunn, ... & Moser (2022). Toroidal topology of population activity in grid cells. Nature.Griesbauer, Manley, Wiener, & Spiers (2022). London taxi drivers: A review of neurocognitive studies and an exploration of how they build their cognitive map of London. Hippocampus.Jacobs, Weidemann, ... & Kahana (2013). Direct recordings of grid-like neuronal activity in human spatial navigation. Nature neuroscience.Lever, ... & Burgess (2009). Boundary vector cells in the subiculum of the hippocampal formation. Journal of Neuroscience.Maguire, ... & Frith (2000). Navigation-related structural change in the hippocampi of taxi drivers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Newport (2021). A World Without Email: Find Focus and Transform the Way You Work Forever. Penguin UK.O'keefe, & Nadel (1978). The hippocampus as a cognitive map. Oxford university press.Solomon, Lega, Sperling, & Kahana (2019). Hippocampal theta codes for distances in semantic and temporal spaces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Solstad, Boccara, Kropff, Moser, & Moser. (2008). Representation of geometric borders in the entorhinal cortex. Science.Spiers (2020). The hippocampal cognitive map: one space or many? Trends in Cognitive Sciences.Tolman (1948). Cognitive maps in rats and men. Psychological review.
This is the 50th episode of this podcast and we're doing something a little different: Cody Kommers, PhD student, fellow podcaster, and one of the first guests of my podcast, interviewed me about the first year of my podcast: what did I learn, what went differently than expected, and what do I plan on changing in the future? We also discuss podcasting more generally and use Cody's experience in running his podcasts as a counterexample in our discussion.Time stamps0:00:05: Cody's introduction0:01:37: Why did I start the podcast?0:04:32: Expectation vs reality of running a podcast0:12:05: Other podcasts I enjoy and that influenced me0:26:50: What am I trying to do when I'm interviewing someone?0:36:03: Who's the target audience for this podcast?0:43:22: The podcast's format0:47:19: How could I save time doing the podcast?1:02:52: Distribution and marketing of podcasts1:15:35: Focussing the scope of my topics1:31:25: The future of this podcastPodcast linksWebsite: https://bjks.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/BjksPodcastCody's linksWebsite: https://www.codykommers.com/Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=ImTtx_kAAAAJTwitter: https://twitter.com/codykommersNewsletter: https://codykommers.substack.com/Ben's linksWebsite: www.bjks.blog/Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=-nWNfvcAAAAJTwitter:  https://twitter.com/bjks_tweetsOther podcasts/interviewers mentioned (in order of mention):This American Life: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/Lex Fridman: https://www.youtube.com/c/lexfridmanJoe Rogan: https://open.spotify.com/show/4rOoJ6Egrf8K2IrywzwOMkTim Ferriss: https://tim.blog/podcast/Sam Harris: https://www.samharris.org/podcastsOprah Winfrey: https://www.oprah.com/Charlie Rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJpyJeynU_E&list=PLf0rWsvaclOIfJaGY9xNGrh9lxLQgD2tLRevisionist History: https://www.pushkin.fm/show/revisionist-history/Opinion Science: http://opinionsciencepodcast.com/The Turnaround: https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/the-turnaround-with-jesse-thorn/On Being: https://onbeing.org/The Life Scientific: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015sqc7Very Bad Wizards: https://www.verybadwizards.com/
This is the fourth and final episode of a book club series on Peter Gärdenfors's book Conceptual Spaces. In this episode, we will discuss chapters 7 and 8, in which Gärdenfors discusses computational aspects his theory of conceptual spaces, and provides a general discussion of the topics covered in the book.For this series, I'm joined by Koen Frolichcs, who was already my cohost for the books club series on Lee Child's Killing Floor. Koen and I are PhD students in the same lab.Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtKoen's linksGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/frolichs-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/frolichs-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesFirst AI conference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_workshopBauby, J. D. (2008). The diving bell and the butterfly. Vintage.Bellmund, J. L., Gärdenfors, P., Moser, E. I., & Doeller, C. F. (2018). Navigating cognition: Spatial codes for human thinking. Science, 362(6415).Churchland, P. S., & Sejnowski, T. J. (1994). The computational brain. MIT press. Gärdenfors, P. (2004). Conceptual spaces: The geometry of thought. MIT press. Hafting, T., Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Moser, M. B., & Moser, E. I. (2005). Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature, 436(7052), 801-806.Kriegeskorte, N., & Kievit, R. A. (2013). Representational geometry: integrating cognition, computation, and the brain. Trends in cognitive sciences, 17(8), 401-412.Kriegeskorte, N., Mur, M., & Bandettini, P. A. (2008). Representational similarity analysis-connecting the branches of systems neuroscience. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 2, 4.LeCun, Y., Bengio, Y., & Hinton, G. (2015). Deep learning. Nature, 521(7553), 436-444.O'Keefe, J., & Dostrovsky, J. (1971). The hippocampus as a spatial map: preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain research.Quiroga, R. Q. (2012). Concept cells: the building blocks of declarative memory functions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 13(8), 587-597.Rumelhart, D. E., Hinton, G. E., & Williams, R. J. (1986). Learning representations by back-propagating errors. Nature, 323(6088), 533-536.Silver, D., Schrittwieser, J., Simonyan, K., Antonoglou, I., Huang, A., Guez, A., ... & Hassabis, D. (2017). Mastering the game of go without human knowledge. Nature, 550(7676), 354-359.
This is the third episode of a book club series on Peter Gärdenfors's book Conceptual Spaces. In this episode, we will discuss chapters 5 and 6, in which Gärdenfors explains how semantics and induction fit into his theory of conceptual spaces.For this series, I'm joined by Koen Frolichcs, who was already my cohost for the books club series on Lee Child's Killing Floor. Koen and I are PhD students in the same lab.Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtKoen's linksGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/frolichs-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/frolichs-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesGärdenfors, P. (2004). Conceptual spaces: The geometry of thought. MIT press. Hohwy, J. (2013). The predictive mind. Oxford University Press.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_economicus
This is the second episode of a book club series on Peter Gärdenfors's book Conceptual Spaces. In this episode, we will discuss chapters 3 and 4, in which Gärdenfors explains how properties and concepts fit into his theory of conceptual spaces.For this series, I'm joined by Koen Frolichcs, who was already my cohost for the books club series on Lee Child's Killing Floor. Koen and I are PhD students in the same lab.Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtKoen's linksGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/frolichs-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/frolichs-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesGärdenfors, P. (2004). Conceptual spaces: The geometry of thought. MIT press. Kahneman, D, & Tversky, A (1979). Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk. Econometrica. 47 (2): 263–291. Kriegeskorte, N., Mur, M., & Bandettini, P. A. (2008). Representational similarity analysis-connecting the branches of systems neuroscience. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 2, 4. Montague, P. R., Dayan, P., Person, C., & Sejnowski, T. J. (1995). Bee foraging in uncertain environments using predictive hebbian learning. Nature, 377(6551), 725-728.Murphy, R. O., & Ackermann, K. A. (2014). Social value orientation: Theoretical and measurement issues in the study of social preferences. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18(1), 13-41.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotonic_function
This is the first episode of a book club series on Peter Gärdenfors's book Conceptual Spaces. In this episode, we will discuss chapters 1 and 2, which provide an overview over the book, and a discussion of the three kinds of representation: subconceptual, conceptual, and symbolic.For this series, I'm joined by Koen Frolichcs, who was already my cohost for the books club series on Lee Child's Killing Floor. Koen and I are PhD students in the same lab.Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtKoen's linksGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/frolichs-scholarTwitter: https://geni.us/frolichs-twtBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtMy interview with Jacob Bellmund: https://bjks.buzzsprout.com/1390924/9275803-37-jacob-bellmund-deformed-cognitive-maps-abstract-cognitive-spaces-and-how-many-dimensions-can-grid-cells-encodeBringing up Marr on a first date: https://twitter.com/wavyphd/status/1456038544250638341/photo/1ReferencesBanino, A., Barry, C., Uria, B., Blundell, C., Lillicrap, T., Mirowski, P., ... & Kumaran, D. (2018). Vector-based navigation using grid-like representations in artificial agents. Nature, 557(7705), 429-433.Bellmund, J. L., Gärdenfors, P., Moser, E. I., & Doeller, C. F. (2018). Navigating cognition: Spatial codes for human thinking. Science, 362(6415).Gärdenfors, P. (2004). Conceptual spaces: The geometry of thought. MIT press.Hafting, T., Fyhn, M., Molden, S., Moser, M. B., & Moser, E. I. (2005). Microstructure of a spatial map in the entorhinal cortex. Nature, 436(7052), 801-806.Kriegeskorte, N., Mur, M., & Bandettini, P. A. (2008). Representational similarity analysis-connecting the branches of systems neuroscience. Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 2, 4. Kuper-Smith, B. J., & Korn, C. (2021, October 28). Decomposed 2*2 games - a conceptual review. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5jxrf O'Keefe, J., & Dostrovsky, J. (1971). The hippocampus as a spatial map: preliminary evidence from unit activity in the freely-moving rat. Brain research.Poldrack, R. A. (2020). The physics of representation. Synthese, 1-19.
Michael Hornberger is a professor of applied dementia research at the University of East Anglia who developed Sea Hero Quest, a mobile game for studying spatial navigation that was downloaded more than 4 million times. In this conversation, we talk about Sea Hero Quest, how Michael (together with Hugo Spiers) developed it, the first findings, and dementia in general.BJKS Podcast is a podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related, hosted by Benjamin James Kuper-Smith. New conversations every other Friday. You can find the podcast on all podcasting platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple/Google Podcasts, etc.).Timestamps00:04: How Michael started doing research on dementia02:32: What is Sea Hero Quest?05:18: How Sea Hero Quest got started and developed31:45: Start discussing some results from Sea Hero Quest38:16: How does Sea Hero Quest relate to Michael's work on dementia?43:16: How far are we from using (something like) Sea Hero Quest as an early biomarker for Alzheimer's?45:36: What is dementia and how can we prevent it? Discussing Michael's new book about Alzheimer's 'Tangled Up'Podcast linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-podTwitter: https://geni.us/bjks-pod-twtMichael's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/hornberger-webGoogle Scholar:  https://geni.us/hornberger-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/hornberger-twtBook: https://geni.us/hornberger-bookBen's linksWebsite: https://geni.us/bjks-webGoogle Scholar: https://geni.us/bjks-scholarTwitter:  https://geni.us/bjks-twtReferencesAlzheimer (1906). Uber einen eigenartigen, schweren Erkrankungsprozess der Hirnrinde. Neurol. Cbl..Alzheimer, Förstl, & Levy (1991). On certain peculiar diseases of old age. History of psychiatry.Anguera, Boccanfuso, Rintoul, Al-Hashimi, Faraji, Janowich, ... & Gazzaley (2013). Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults. Nature.See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeuroRacerCoughlan, Coutrot, Khondoker, Minihane, Spiers & Hornberger (2019). Toward personalized cognitive diagnostics of at-genetic-risk Alzheimer’s disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Coughlan, Laczó, Hort, Minihane, & Hornberger (2018). Spatial navigation deficits—overlooked cognitive marker for preclinical Alzheimer disease?. Nature Reviews Neurology.Coughlan, Puthusseryppady, Lowry, Gillings, Spiers, Minihane, & Hornberger (2020). Test-retest reliability of spatial navigation in adults at-risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Plos one.Coutrot, Schmidt, Coutrot, Pittman, Hong, Wiener, ... Hornberger, & Spiers (2019). Virtual navigation tested on a mobile app is predictive of real-world wayfinding navigation performance. PloS one.Coutrot, Silva, Manley, de Cothi, Sami, Bohbot, ... Hornberger, & Spiers (2018). Global determinants of navigation ability. Current Biology. Fold.it game: https://fold.it/Hornberger (2021). Tangled up. The science and history of Alzheimer's disease.Kunz, Schröder, Lee, Montag, Lachmann, Sariyska, ... & Axmacher (2015). Reduced grid-cell–like representations in adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Science.
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