RadioLab http://mtpr.org en Who Am I? http://mtpr.org/post/who-am-i <p>07/26/2014 -The "mind" and "self" were formerly the domain of philosophers and priests. But in this hour of Radiolab, neurologists lead the charge on profound questions like "How does the brain make me?"</p><div class="article-description"><p>We stare into the mirror with Dr. Julian Keenan, reflect on the illusion of selfhood with British neurologist Paul Broks, and contemplate the evolution of consciousness with Dr. V. S. Ramachandran. Also: the story of woman who one day woke up as a completely different person.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:50:28 +0000 Sue Ginn 22257 at http://mtpr.org Words http://mtpr.org/post/words <p>07/19/2014 - It's almost impossible to imagine a world without words.&nbsp; But this hour, we try to do just that.&nbsp; We meet a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke, and retrace the birth of a brand new language 30 years ago.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91725-words/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91725-words/</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:46:38 +0000 Sue Ginn 22256 at http://mtpr.org Morality http://mtpr.org/post/morality <p>07/12/2014 - Where does our sense of right and wrong come from?&nbsp; We watch chimps at a primate research center sharing blackberries, observe 3-year-olds fighting over toys, and tour Eastern State Penitentiary--the country's first penitentiary. Plus, a story of land grabbing, indentured servitude, and slumlording in the fourth grade.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91508-morality/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91508-morality/</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:30:51 +0000 Sue Ginn 22255 at http://mtpr.org What's Left When You're Right http://mtpr.org/post/whats-left-when-youre-right <p>07/05/2014 - More often than not, a fight is just a fight...Someone wins, someone loses.&nbsp; But this hour, we have a series of face-offs that shine a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/whats-left-when-youre-right/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/whats-left-when-youre-right/</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:26:11 +0000 Sue Ginn 22254 at http://mtpr.org Mortality http://mtpr.org/post/mortality <p>06/28/2014 - Is death a disease that can be cured?&nbsp; We filter the modern search for the fountain of youth through personal stories of witnessing death - the death of a cell, the death of a loved one...and the aging of a society.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91562-mortality/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91562-mortality/</a></p><p></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Sue Ginn 20803 at http://mtpr.org Mortality Musical Language http://mtpr.org/post/musical-language <p>06/21/2014 - What is music? Why does it move us? How does the brain process sound, and why are some people better at it than others?</p><p>We re-imagine the disastrous debut of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913 through the lens of modern neurology, and we meet a composer who uses computers to capture the musical DNA of dead composers in order to create new work.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91512-musical-language/</a></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:18:21 +0000 Sue Ginn 20802 at http://mtpr.org Musical Language New Normal http://mtpr.org/post/new-normal <p>06/14/2014 -</p><div class="article-description"><p>In this hour of Radiolab: reframing our ideas about normalcy. Evolution results from the ability of organisms to change. But how do you tell the difference between a sea change and a ripple in the water? Is a peacenik baboon, a man in a dress, or a cuddly fox a sign of things to come? Or just a flukey outlier from the norm? And is there ever really a norm?</p></div><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91693-new-normal/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91693-new-normal/</a></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:45:43 +0000 Sue Ginn 20401 at http://mtpr.org New Normal Who Are You? http://mtpr.org/post/who-are-you <p>06/07/2014 -</p><div class="article-description"><p>This hour of Radiolab centers around a chilling question: how well can you ever really know the people around you?</p></div><div class="article-description"><p>We talk to neuroscientists, primatologists, actors, zookeepers, and fathers who are all trying to get inside another’s mind--from how a newborn sees his dad, to a rare disorder that turns family members into impostors.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91717-who-are-you/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91717-who-are-you/</a></p><p></p></div><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:43:08 +0000 Sue Ginn 20400 at http://mtpr.org Who Are You? Black Box http://mtpr.org/post/black-box-0 <p>05/31/2014 - This hour, we examine three very different kinds of black boxes—those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we know what’s coming out, but what happens in-between is a mystery.&nbsp;From the darkest parts of metamorphosis, to a sixty year-old secret among magicians, to the nature of consciousness itself, we confront the stubborn gaps in our understanding.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/black-box/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/black-box/</a></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:40:42 +0000 Sue Ginn 20399 at http://mtpr.org Black Box Deception http://mtpr.org/post/deception <p>05/24/2014 -Lies, liars, and lie catchers. This hour of Radiolab asks if it's possible for anyone to lead a life without deception. We consult a cast of characters, from pathological liars to lying snakes to drunken psychiatrists, to try and understand the strange power of lying to yourself and others.</p><p><a href="http://www.radiolab.org/story/91612-deception/" target="_blank">http://www.radiolab.org/story/91612-deception/</a></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:20:10 +0000 Sue Ginn 19444 at http://mtpr.org Deception