The nine episodes cover a range of topics, including artificial intelligence, consciousness, and brain mapping.
The Human Brain Project Podcast profiles HBP researchers who have dedicated their lives to solving the mysteries of the human brain. It gives listeners the opportunity to meet the humans behind the science and find out how tomorrow's discoveries will be shaped. The full series is now available on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.
Episode 1 - Creating digital twins: A Conversation with Viktor Jirsa
In this episode we speak to Viktor Jirsa, a leading scientist in the Human Brain Project, and Chief Science Officer of EBRAINS. He discusses his work on brain modelling, his early career in physics, and his advice to the next generation of neuroscientists.
Episode 2 - Psychedelics and Neuropharmacology: A Conversation with Gitte Moos Knudsen
In this episode, we speak to Gitte Moos Knudsen, Chair of the Human Brain Project Science and Infrastructure Advisory Board. She spoke about her research on how drugs influence the brain, her role in the Human Brain Project, and what advice she would give to her younger self.
Episode 3 - Cognitive neuroscience and AI: An Interview with Rainer Goebel
In this episode we speak to Rainer Goebel, a leading scientist in the Human Brain Project. He talks about his work on the integration of cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence, his early studies in psychology and computer science, and how he spends his time outside the laboratory.
Episode 4 - The Ethics of Brain Research: A Conversation with Arleen Salles
In this episode, we speak to Arleen Salles, a leading researcher in the Human Brain Project. She discusses her work on neuroethics, her early interest in morality, and her personal definition of career success.
Episode 5 - Computers inspired by the brain: An Interview with Steve Furber
In this episode we speak to Steve Furber, a leading scientist in the Human Brain Project. He talks about how he developed his interest in computing at university, his work on the SpiNNaker neuromorphic platform, and his advice to young people to ‘keep as many doors open as possible.’
Episode 6 - Behaviour and the Brain: A Conversation with Roshan Cools
In this episode, we speak to Roshan Cools, a leading scientist in the Human Brain Project. She talks about her research on neuropsychiatric disorders, the role of dopamine in the brain, and the relationship between resilience and mental health.
Episode 7 - The intersection of biological and artificial intelligence with Mihai Petrovici
In this episode we speak to Mihai Petrovici, a leading scientist in the Human Brain Project. He talks to us about his research on intelligence, his experience of growing up in a family of physicists, and what he does for fun outside of work.
Episode 8 - The puzzle of human consciousness: An Interview with Steven Laureys
In this episode we speak to Steven Laureys, a leading scientist in the Human Brain Project. He speaks about his research on consciousness, his early fascination with the human mind, and the importance of mindfulness.
Episode 9 - Mapping the brain: A Conversation with Katrin Amunts
In this episode we speak to Katrin Amunts, Scientific Director of the Human Brain Project and Chair of the Science and Infrastructure Board. She discusses her work on brain mapping, the importance of collaboration in neuroscience, and her advice to young researchers.