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OIST Podcast

Jul 11, 2022

Prof. Paola Laurino leads the Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Fascinated by proteins, she has spent much of her career looking at the structure, function, and evolution of enzymes, a group of proteins that facilitates vital chemical...


Jun 28, 2022

In episode #6 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with philosopher of embodied cognitive science, Dr. Mog Stapleton. 

Mog is presently a visiting researcher at OIST, and is working on understanding the relationship between cognition and the gut-brain axis. 

In this episode, they talked about the role of aesthetics...


Jun 6, 2022

In episode #5 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with sustainability researcher Roope Kaaronen. 

Roope is a postdoc at the University of Helsinki, Finland. 

In this episode, they talked about Roope's fortuitous introduction to ecological psychology and its value to his present work, his present work on strategic...


May 5, 2022

In episode #4 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with theoretical cognitive scientist Marek McGann. 

Marek is a lecturer in the psychology department in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland.

In this episode they talked about Marek existing at the intersection of enaction and ecological psychology, the...


Feb 9, 2022

In episode #2 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with Dr. Fred Cummin, head of the Cognitive Science program at University College Dublin. 

 

Fred is a linguist and the originator of the field of study that is joint speech: where two or more people say the same thing at the same time, such as within religious...