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Episode 83 Dr. Kathleen Taylor NOV 4, 2012

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Dr. Taylor is a freelance science writer affiliated with the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics at Oxford University where she does her postdoctoral work in cognitive neuroscience. After studying physiology and philosophy at the University of Oxford she moved on to Stirling University where she received a research Masters of Science (MSc) working on neuro-chemistry before ultimately returning to Oxford for her PhD in visual neuroscience. Her interests center on belief formation and retention plus the neuropsychology of cruelty. She is the author of Cruelty: Human Evil and the Human Brain and Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control. We asked Dr. Taylor to talk to us about her new book, just published, The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience. In the book, she surveys the work that’s been done to get us to where we are in our understanding of neuroscience and then transitions into a discussion of just what we can expect from this exciting area of science and how it will impact our lives. She compares the coming revolution in neuroscience and the changes to our lives it will usher in with the revolution in our understanding of the world the discovery of Quantum Mechanics and the unraveling of the secrets of DNA have given us. Tune in to find out if that comparison holds up and why!

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