Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Extending Human Life: From Science Fiction to Science Fact with Liz Parrish

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 27, 2015

Visionary Liz Parrish shares some of the remarkable ways that genetic therapies are helping humanity transcend disease, aging and physical limitations. We discuss some of the current applications of gene therapy, what we can reasonably expect given the rate of progress and some of the moral implications of this science. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be […]

“Spectacular Ability in a Sea of Disability”: The Psychology of Savantism with Darold Treffert, M.D.

by Scott Barry Kaufman, September 20, 2015

A leading expert in the psychology of savantism for over 40 years and the scientific advisor for the film Rain Man, Darold Treffert is a wellspring of knowledge on this fascinating yet often misunderstood condition. In this episode we cover the brain anatomy of savantism, its causes and some of the incredible abilities of famous […]

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