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How Technology Shapes Humans - with Ainissa Ramirez

Technology shapes us and we shape technology. This has often led to surprises, and unintended consequences throughout history as technology and humans have developed side by side and occasionally things have gone awry. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/E0sOTmxKgHM Ainissa's book "The Alchemy of Us" is available now - https://geni.us/l9AqBp Science...

Why Mental Health Goes Wrong and How to Make Sense of It - with Dean Burnett

What is it about modern life that has such an impact on our mental health? And what is actually going on in our brains when we suffer mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and addiction? Dean's book Psycho-logical is available now: https://geni.us/39Lvg Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/dHDlzkflwGE Dean Burnett looks at how the modern...

How Far Can We Push the Human Body? - with Dr Rohin Francis

Human bodies are remarkably resilient and capable of incredible feats in the most inhospitable of environments. Subscribe to Rohin's channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/MedlifeCrisis Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/6GuboNm-Y1M Modern medicine has blurred the lines between life and death, and is showing no signs of stopping. Rohin explores how...

Vaccines: Warriors and Worriers

How do vaccines work? Why are people sceptical despite the evidence? How does disinformation about vaccines spread online? Join Marianna Spring, Zania Stamataki and Abigail Thorn (PhilosophyTube) in a panel discussion hosted by Anjana Ahuja. Zania Stamataki is a senior lecturer and researcher in viral immunology at the University of Birmingham....

How Can Machines Learn Human Values? - with Brian Christian

Brian explores everything that goes wrong when we build AI systems and introduces the people that fix them. Brian's book 'The Alignment Problem' is available now: https://geni.us/24uce Watch the Q&A here: https://youtu.be/Gfd0HraqyHI Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t...

The Source of Consciousness - with Mark Solms

Mark Solms discusses his new theory of consciousness that returns emotions to the centre of mental life. Mark's book "The Hidden Spring" is available now: https://geni.us/CWaA Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/gmOzBePcRg4 Understanding why we feel a subjective sense of self and how it arises in the brain seems like an impossible task. Mark explores...

How Can Climate Models Help Us Respond to Climate Change? - with Vicky Pope

Vicky Pope describes what goes into a cutting-edge climate model, how it is used to provide information on how and why the climate is changing and how it might change in the future. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/gEcFsYQQ1WU Prof Vicky Pope is a climate scientist specialising in climate modelling and providing science to help both governments...

A History of Nerve Agents - with Dan Kaszeta

Dan Kaszeta uncovers the development and propagation of nerve agents, the world’s deadliest means of chemical warfare. Dan Kaszeta’s book “Toxic” is available now: https://geni.us/z4N8f From their 1930s invention to the 2018 Novichok attack in Britain, Dan Kaszeta uncovers nerve agents’ gradual spread across the world, despite international arms...

What's the Point of Maths? - with Nira Chamberlain

All around the world children, and even some adults, ask the question: ‘What is the point of mathematics?’. The field of mathematical modelling not only helps answer this question, it can help quench the human thirst for knowledge. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/veMihd8yzwk Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Dr...

Psycho-Logical: Why Mental Health Goes Wrong - and How to Make Sense of It | Dean Burnett

To celebrate the publication of his new book, Psycho-Logical, Dean Burnett joins the Royal Institution for a live talk about how and why the modern world affects the brain. Dean's book is available now: https://geni.us/39Lvg Join Dean as he looks at how these affects lead to so many mental health issues, the methods and complications around recognising...

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