I spent quite a few hours of the Easter Holidays at Edinburgh International Science Festival events and was delighted to discover, via Facebook (Edinburgh University Science Podcast), that a podcast featuring interviews with various participants is available. Amongst others are featured:
- The mercurial Quentin Cooper of The Material World fame on the life of a science presenter.
- at 08:25 is Tracy Alloway talking about The New Intelligence: Working Memory – this talk covers issues such as the difference between IQ and working memory; Facebook – social networking – real and virtual and its effect on memory, vocabulary and test scores.
- at 22:17 Dr Ian Deary of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology on Personality
- at 28:10 Brian Cox of Wonders of the Solar System fame.
You can access the podcast here (click “download link” which appears under 1st paragraph).