The Reluctant Theologian Podcast
The Reluctant Theologian Podcast
R.T. Mullins
Episode 25, Brain Organoids and Consciousness with John Mason
37 minutes Posted Jan 7, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
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Many people believe that there is a close connection between consciousness and the brain. Yet the human brain is still somewhat of a mystery to us. For example, we still know very little about the early stages of human brain development. Recently, scientists have started growing these little things called brain organoids to help them understand how human brains grow and develop. In today’s episode, I sit down with the neurobiologist, John Mason, to discuss his work on brain organoids, and some of the potential philosophical implications.


Host: R.T. Mullins (PhD, University of St Andrews) is a research and teaching fellow in analytic theology at the University of St Andrews.

Guest: John Mason (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a reader in developmental neurobiology at the University of Edinburgh. 

Scientific Adviser and Show Manager: Ema Sani (PhD, University of Glasgow) is a postdoctoral fellow in biology at the University of Edinburgh.

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