Wed, 26 August 2009
In the heart of family physician and ER doc Ginger Campbell MD lurks a fascination for her fellow humankind. Not for just the healing of the body, but also for the inner workings of the mind.
For the nature of consciousness.
For how we think.
For what it is to be self-aware creatures.
After dabbling in Eastern philosophy to glean a deeper understanding of these questions, Dr. Campbell found herself increasingly drawn to Western philosophical attempts to address these mysteries. In doing so, she found herself back on the brink of the science she thought she had left behind in medical school.
Technological and imaging advances had enabled researchers and scientist to begin visualizing the brain and even the realm of "mind" and "feelings". And every day, new explanations were emerging for how our brains and minds work.
At the same time, being an Early Adopter, Ginger had discovered podcasting. And that's how her entrepreneurial venture was born.
She created two podcast shows - the Brain Science Podcast and Books and Ideas in 2006, filled with meticulously crafted conversations and interviews, and she is closing in on her 60th episode in the former series.
In 2008, she launched Sciencepodcasters.org to foster collaboration amongst the many other science podcasters, in an effort to reach a wider audience.
Listen to her intriguing story as she shares her successes and challenges in expressing her creative outlet as a New Media person, away from the Emergency Room.
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