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

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Episode 28: Past, Present, and Future of Neuroscience

In this very special episode of Unsupervised Thinking, we bring together a group of neuroscientists and neuroscience enthusiasts to have a semi-structured discussion on the past, present, and future of the field of neuroscience. The group includes your three regular hosts plus Yann, Alex, and Ryan (whose voice you may recall from our Deep Learning episode) and we each give our thoughts on what got us into neuroscience, what we feel the field is lacking, and where the field will be in 20 years. This leads us on a path of discussing statistics, emergence, religion, depression, behavior, engineering, society, and more!

For further info on what we discuss, check out:
Conway's Game of Life (example of simple rules leading to complex behavior)
Eric Kandel's Autobiography
Split Brain Studies
Strong vs Weak Emergence (which we called 'hard' and 'soft')
Why Most Published Research Findings are False
Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Rat Park Study
Episode 1: Human Brain Project
Episode 4: Deep Learning/AI
Episode 18: Does Neuroscience Need More Behavior?
Episode 20: Studies on the State of Science 
Episode 23: What Can Neuroscience Say about Consciousness?

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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