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BJKS Podcast

Benjamin James Kuper-Smith

A podcast about neuroscience, psychology, and anything vaguely related. Long-form interviews with people whose work I find interesting, and book discussions. New episodes every Friday.

Recent Episodes

39. Nikolai Axmacher: Reduced grid cells in Alzheimer's risk carriers, landmarks in abstract cognitive space, and clinical translationOctober 15, 2021 Episode artwork 38. Keno Juechems: Where does value (in RL) come from, optimality with finite computational resources, and learning as a PhD studentOctober 08, 2021 Episode artwork 37. Jacob Bellmund: Deformed cognitive maps, abstract cognitive spaces, and how many dimensions can grid cells encode?October 01, 2021 Episode artwork 36. Book club: The Invention of Nature (Humboldt biography) by Andrea Wulf, part 5 & general discussionSeptember 24, 2021 Episode artwork 35. Book club: The Invention of Nature (Humboldt biography) by Andrea Wulf, parts 3 & 4September 17, 2021 Episode artwork 34. Book club: The Invention of Nature (Humboldt biography) by Andrea Wulf, parts 1 & 2September 10, 2021 Episode artwork 33. Bryan Bruns: Applied sociology, 2*2 games, and how to transform tragedy into win-winSeptember 03, 2021 Episode artwork 32. Book discussion: Brave New World by Aldous HuxleyAugust 27, 2021 Episode artwork 31. Stuart Ritchie: Science Fictions, fraud, and open scienceAugust 20, 2021 Episode artwork 30. Book club: Killing Floor by Lee Child, chapters 27-endAugust 13, 2021 Episode artwork 29. Anna Riedl: Cognitive science, effective altruism, and science communicationAugust 06, 2021 Episode artwork 28. Book club: Killing Floor by Lee Child, chapters 15-21 & 22-26July 30, 2021 Episode artwork 27. Nichola Raihani: The evolution of punishment, ultimate & proximate explanations, and cleaner fishJuly 23, 2021 Episode artwork 26. Book club: Killing Floor by Lee Child, chapters 1-7 & 8-14July 16, 2021 Episode artwork 25. Désirée Brucks: Inequity aversion in dogs, ecologically realistic experiments, parrots help others obtain food rewardsJuly 09, 2021 Episode artwork 24. Book club: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, epilogue & general discussionJuly 02, 2021 Episode artwork 23. Pete Trimmer: Croquet, from maths anxiety to maths degree, and ecological rationalityJune 25, 2021 Episode artwork 22. Book club: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Parts 5 & 6June 18, 2021 Episode artwork 21. Giuliana Spadaro: Cooperation Databank, payoff matrices, and meta-analysesJune 11, 2021 Episode artwork 20. Book club: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Parts 3 & 4June 04, 2021 Episode artwork 19. Erik Wengström: Loss aversion when deciding for others, the relationship between economics & psychology, and prosociality during the COVID-19 pandemicMay 28, 2021 Episode artwork 18. Book club: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Parts 1 & 2May 21, 2021 Episode artwork 17. Bianca Trovò: Ants-Review, rethinking peer review, and blockchainMay 14, 2021 Episode artwork 16. Brock Bastian: Pain, cooperation, and the benefits of difficultyApril 30, 2021 Episode artwork 15. Kate Jeffery: A brief history of spatial navigation, place cells & grid cells in 3D, and brain evolutionApril 16, 2021 Episode artwork