About This Episode
Join host Neil deGrasse Tyson and our guest neuroscientists Mayim Bialik and Dr. Heather Berlin as we complete our exploration of the human mind, from the cutting edge – hyperscanning, to the hypothetical – telepathy and telekinesis, to the unthinkable – eugenics. Together with co-host Eugene Mirman and guests Bill Nye, Michael Ian Black and Paul Rudd, you’ll explore neuroethics, savant syndrome, spindle cells, animal consciousness and déjà vu. Learn about the use of ketamine and ecstasy for therapy. Find out if free will is an illusion, and whether the quantum theory of consciousness is scientifically based or a misapplication of physics. Plus, Heather and Mayim, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, discuss the complicated process of humor and the neural basis for comedy, creativity and improvisation.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM (Part 3).