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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The Placebo Problem - BBC Radio 4

The Placebo Problem - BBC Radio 4 | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Geoff Watts explores the phenomenon of the nocebo effect and its implications for medicine
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A podcast which summarises the key points about the nocebo effect, the placebo effect's darker twin.

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A half hour of hallucinations

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I'm on the latest PLOS Mind the Brain podcast discussing the science of hallucinations with the inimitable Ruchir Shah. We cover everything from the experience of 'hearing voices' and its relation ...
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Vaughan Bell is worth following if you are interested in alternative views on psychology. Here he is featured on a podcast about halucinations.

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Episode One Hundred And Eighteen – On The Self Illusion – Interview With Bruce M Hood | Token Skeptic

Episode One Hundred And Eighteen – On The Self Illusion – Interview With Bruce M Hood | Token Skeptic | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Most of us believe that we are an independent, coherent self–an individual inside our head who thinks, watches, wonders, dreams, and makes plans for the...
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Skeptic » Podcasts » Current Episodes

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This week on Skepticality, Derek has a discussion with David McRainy about his latest book, You Are Not So Smart. McRainy is a journalist who mainly covers subject matter in the areas of psychology and technology, which lead him to researching many of the claims to which skeptics gravitate. In this interview, you’ll find out why you probably have too many friends on Facebook, why your memory is mostly fiction, and other ways in which you are probably deluding yourself

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Why Seeing (The Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing : NPR

Two psychologists have been conducting experiments on inattentional blindness — how people fail to see things in front of them when they're focused on something else.
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You Are Not So Smart

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(by David McRaney)
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A series of podcasts examining the whole area of self-delusion.

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Does the brain remember smell? Does altitude affect the taste of food? Why does the thought of frozen food cause goosebumps? | media | triple j

Does the brain remember smell? Does altitude affect the taste of food? Why does the thought of frozen food cause goosebumps? | media | triple j | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

A podcast by Dr Karl and special guest, Professor Charles Spence, on the ways in which we can fool our senses. Great podcast with some interesting information on the sense of taste and smell.

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Podcast: Science and comedy collide at the Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Podcast: Science and comedy collide at the Festival of the Spoken Nerd | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Science-themed comedy is all the rage.We meet the trio behind Festival of the Spoken Nerd, a touring variety show with an educational mission...

About 8 minutes into the podcast, one of the comedians plays an example of an aural illusion. 

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Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: your modular mind - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite: your modular mind - All In The Mind - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Why do we so often deceive ourselves, believe one thing and yet do another, and fail to exercise self control when we know better? Acclaimed evolutionary psychologist Robert Kurzban argues we need to be more forgiving of ourselves.
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