Unsupervised Thinking
a podcast about neuroscience, artificial intelligence and science more broadly

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Episode 8: Neuroscience vs Psychology

In some ways, neuroscience is like psychology's little brother. It came around later, started encroaching on psychology's turf & drawing attention to itself, and so they don't always get along. On this episode we explore the place where neuro and psych interact, and the separate roles for each. We embarked on this after reading an article written by psychologists, wherein they describe their perspective on how neuroscience is affecting the field of psychology. We cover our opinions on the differences between these two fields, the philosophical basis for these differences, and how that manifests into practical considerations. Specifically we talk hiring practices,  disease treatment and "neuro-seduction". At the heart of all this is the question: on what level should we approach the study of the brain and mind? ...and who are we to decide?

To listen to (or download) this episode, (right) click here.
As always, our jazzy theme music "Quirky Dog" is courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 

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