Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Sat, 1st Apr 2006

Brainwashing and the Science of Pain

Picking apart the inner workings of our brains this week are Dr Irene Tracey from Oxford University, who discusses the origin of pain at the neurological level and how we can reduce pain, Dr Philip Shaw from the US National Institute of Mental Health reveals why having a bigger brain does not make you more intelligent, Dr Kathleen Taylor from Oxford University talks about her new book 'Brainwashing: the science of thought control', including whether brainwashing is a real phenomenon and how we can avoid it, and from brainwashing to the bathtub, Derek Thorne scrubs up on density in this week's Kitchen Science.

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