Description: A podcast dedicated to discussing "what we talk about when we talk about mind." This podcast is a psycholinguistic research project by Boban Dedović, a former graduate researcher at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Each 30-60 minute episode features either a guest who may know one or more languages or a thought leader in linguistics, psychology, or another related specialty. The topic of discussion is focused on what kinds of words, phrases, and constructions people use when referring to mental action: for example, thinking, feeling, brain, heart, mind, thought, idea, etc. The purpose of this podcast was originally to share some of the primary source materials for a revised graduate thesis in the fields of Egyptology and psycholinguistics. It has since been continued and its scope revised in order to include interviews from thought leaders, as noted above.
Keywords: Psycholinguistics, linguistics, psychology, education, mind, research
Host: Boban Dedović is a psycholinguist and technologist with training and publications related to various ancient languages. He has both a B.A. in Religions of Antiquity and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied languages like Classical Latin. He earned his M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, where he studied Middle Egyptian and Akkadian. He has also written about Sumerian and Homeric Greek, and regularly presents his research at various conferences.Learn More
#8 – The Mind of Anna Lisa Derr – Sumerian Mythology
Dr. Anna Lisa Derr is a scholar of mythology, speaker, educator, and the author of a forthcoming book on the Sumerian afterlife myth known as "Inanna's Descent to the Netherworld"; in this video, she discusses what she talks about when she talks about mind.
Orin Hargraves is an American lexicographer, lecturer, author, and distinguished member of the Dictionary Society of North America with over thirty years of experience; in this video, he discusses what he talks about when he talks about mind. partial transcript ›
Raymond Bentson is an international communications consultant and language teacher with almost twenty years of experience in four European languages; in this video, he discusses what he talks about when he talks about mind. partial transcript ›
Dr. Brian J. McVeigh is a prolific author and experienced anthropologist who has contributed immensely to the field of psycholinguistics via his writings on ancient languages, Japanese culture, and metaphor; in this video, he discusses what he talks about when he talks about mind. partial transcript ›
Marcel Kuijsten is the founder and Executive Director of the Julian Jaynes Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to advancing the works and ideas of Julian Jaynes, an English-speaking psychohistorian who published an influential book related to consciousness and language; in this video, Marcel discusses what he talks about when he talks about mind. full transcript ›
Daniel Santos is an international swimmer from São Paulo, Brazil, and student at St. Francis Brooklyn College in New York. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese; in this video, he discusses what he talks about when he talks about mind. partial transcript ›
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