Podcasts posts

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a key discovery about how human memory is related to motion

In this episode, I talk with Mark Schurgin, Graduate Fellow based in the Visual Thinking Lab at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. We talk about Mark’s work combining his experience and knowledge of vision research memory, investigating how basic knowledge that we have about how the world works – our ‘core knowledge’ supports our memory about objects. […]

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How do people with multiracial (or multicultural) backgrounds navigate their social identity? WCWTPs2e6

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sarah Gaither, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Sarah’s work on understanding multiracial identities and the costs and benefits of navigating that social terrain. Here is the link to the paper we talk about in this […]

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WCWTPs2e5 Do people prefer psychotherapy to drug therapy?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Dr Joshua Swift, Assistant Professor in Psychology, based at Idaho State University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Joshua’s work with his colleagues on treatment refusal […]

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WCWTPs2e3 Why do we tend to pick objects in the centre?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think.   In this episode, I talk with Dr Ute Kreplin who is based at Massey University’s School of Psychology in New Zealand.  In this conversation, we focus on Ute’s work on the Centre Stage […]

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Have you heard? Season 1 was awesome. Can you help with Season 2?

Hi and welcome to Who Cares? What’s the point? Season 1 is in the bag – and here’s the run down of the shows I have broadcast so far:  Dr Matt Williams, New Zealand – What influence could climate change have on human aggression? A/Prof Claire Vallotton, USA – Father’s parenting stress and toddler language development Prof […]

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