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Episode Info: Dr. Douglas Fields - The New Brain Science: How Brainwave Research Is Shaping the Future The Not Old Better Show - Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science Interview Series Welcome to The Not Old Better Show. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #421. As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Inside Science interview series, today’s guest is neuroscientist, Dr. R. Douglas Fields. Dr. R. Douglas Fields is an adjunct professor in the neuroscience and cognitive science program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Dr. Fields will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program, entitled The New Brain Science: How Brainwave Research Is Shaping the Future, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. For more details, please check our web site, or the Smithsonian Associates web site, via links at Not Old Better.com What is as unique as your fingerprints and more revealing than your diary? Your brainwaves. Analyzing brainwaves has been possible for nearly a century, but neuroscientists are now widening their awareness of the wealth of information brainwaves can hold about who we are—and that information’s power. Neuroscientist R. Douglas Fields examines the current frontiers of the new brain science and what its research means for medicine, technology, and our understanding of ourselves. He explores how information drawn from brainwaves has the potential to reveal hidden signifiers of mental illness and neurological disorders; the role brainwaves can play in improving cognitive performance and health; and how they can be used to control devices from prosthetic limbs to fighter drones. He also looks ahead to the possibilities that future developments in brainwave research may open. That was our guest today, Dr. R. Douglas Fields, reading from his new book, Electric Brain. Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Inside Science interview series, Dr. R. Douglas Fields. My thanks to Dr. Douglas Fields, will be presenting at the Smithsonian Associates program, entitled The New Brain Science: How Brainwave Research Is Shaping the Future, Wednesday, February 5, 2020. For more details, please check our web site, or the Smithsonian Associates web site, via links at Not Old Better.com My thanks, as well, to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show, and to you, our wonderful Not Old Better Show audience. Remember, let’s Talk About Better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody. For ticket details, please check out the Smithsonian Associates web site: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/new-brain-science-how-brainwave-research-is-shaping-future...
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