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Now displaying: May, 2017
May 23, 2017

Dr. Kate Fehlhaber has recently completed her PHD in Neuroscience from UCLA where her studies explored the first synapses of sight. She is a photographer, a pianist, and she is also the creator and editor-in-chief of the neuroscience education website knowingneurons.com.

In this podcast we discuss how sight works from the very beginning, how we interpret colors and she even finally puts to rest the age old question of whether or not your blue is the same as my blue! We also talk about women in science, the role the eyes have in the early detection of Parkinsons Disease, how her science of the eye has translated into a love of photography and a host of other fascinating topics related to sight.

Guest: Connect with Kate Fehlhaber by visiting her sites KateFehlhaber.com & KnowingNeurons.com and follow her on the gram @KateFehlhaber & on the twitters @KateFehlhaber.

Show Notes:

Cones and Rods

Why the Mantis Shrimp is My New Favorite Animal - The Oatmeal

• PseudoIsochromatic Plate (PIP) Color Vision Test 24 Plate Edition

What is Night Blindness?

Knowing Neurons - Infographics

Hippocampus

• How Our Eyes See Everything Upside Down

• Vipassanā

XPRIZE

May 17, 2017

Perry Marshall is back for round two of our conversation! With a decade of research, he brought us fresh (and common sense based!) perspective to the 150-year old evolution debate. He is the author of Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock between DARWIN and DESIGN. In this podcast we dive deep into Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem and how it is applicable to our ability to question all things that would have been told is fact. We once again question the battle of evolution vs. creation and why the journey of our curiosity really is the purpose of our existence and the bliss that should come from the fact that we will never know it all.

Guest: Connect with Perry Marshall by going to his site Cosmic Fingerprints and check out all of his awesome books on Amazon.

Show Notes:

Perry Marshall Part 1

David Hilbert

Pareto Principle

• 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More

Euclid’s Postulates

Parallel Postulate

• Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising: How to Access 1 Billion Potential Customers in 10 Minutes (Ultimate Series)

• Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem

 

May 10, 2017

Thomas Heaton is a Professor of Geophysics, Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory. His research has principally focused on seismology and earthquake physics, with emphasis on earthquake rupture dynamics, earthquake early warning and strong ground motion. In this podcast we discuss the changing landscape of seismology, the effects of fracking and the largest earthquakes and tsunamis in history. By the end you will discover the chances of the “the big one” hitting are higher than you think and in a place you didn’t realize was in such danger.

Guest: Connect with Professor Heaton by visiting his website and read up on his latest research at heaton.caltech.edu.

Show Notes:

• Oklahoma earthquake reignites concerns that fracking wells may be the cause

• When Lake Mead rapidly filled up, quakes followed

• World's Largest Recorded Earthquake

• The Great M9.2 Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964

• 1946 Aleutian Islands earthquake

• 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

• The Orphan Tsunami of 1700

May 3, 2017

Antoine Lane is veteran police officer of 20 years, professional speaker, the first ever black Grand Master Pistol Sharp Shooter and author of Sittin On Dyno-Might. In this podcast we talk about how he ascended to the highest level of sharp shooting. On this 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots we also dive deep into race relations and the relationship between the black community and the police.

Guest: Connect with Antoine Lane at his website TrainingLanes.comfollow him on the social medias: Facebook - TrainingLanesTwitter - @TrainingLane and check out his book Sittin on Dyno-Might.

Show Notes:

• What to Do When You Get Pulled Over by the Police

Sittin on Dyno-Might! How to Manage You for Success

"Perspective leads to action."

• United States Practical Shooting Association

"You want to go fast, go by yourself. You want to go far, go with a team."

"You have to give yourslef permission to be great."

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