Posted August 24, 2018 09:57:56 In his upcoming book “A Day in the Life: The Science of Being Human,” Dr. Peter Duesberg offers a candid account of the life of a human being.
The first of many podcasts, “A day in the life,” is a podcast of sorts that explores a day in Duesbert’s life, as well as his work in medicine, psychology, anthropology, philosophy and the history of science.
In it, the podcaster explores his upbringing, his work, his passions and his personal journey.
The podcast features a wide range of guests, including the legendary neuroscientist Steven Pinker, and has been downloaded more than 3.5 million times on iTunes.
The series, which has been dubbed by its hosts as a “love letter to humanity,” has garnered millions of views on YouTube, and is the brainchild of Duesberger and his wife, Katherine.
The podcasts also serve as a celebration of Duedberg’s life and work, as his latest book, “The Brain and the Brain: How the Human Mind Works,” is available this fall.
Duesber and Pinker share insights on the nature of human behavior, the origins of our species and the ways that our brains are shaped by evolution.
The hosts also explore the history and science of brain surgery, as they delve into the scientific literature on the field.
Duedber, the first author of the New York Times bestseller “The Language Instinct” and the co-founder of the influential organization Neuroscientists, joins Pinker and other neuroscientists and other luminaries to talk about their scientific work, and how they have been shaped by the way we think.
The episode is set to air on Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.
ET/PT on the podcast’s website.
The New York University podcast, “Duesber: An Unauthorized Biography,” was published in 2017.
It is also available on iTunes and on Amazon.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.