Supplemental 18: The Science of Trek (w/ Dr. Dean Burnett)


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Prominent Neuroscientist and Author of best selling book, The Idiot Brain, Dr. Dean Burnett, drops by to educate the Spocklight crew on the neuroscience and psychology behind 3 episodes of Star Trek from different eras of the franchise: Spock’s Brain (The Original Series - Season 3, Episode 1) The Nth Degree (The Next Generation - Season 4, Episode 19) Hard Time (Season 4, Episode 18) Brain surgery, human intelligence, Post traumatic stress disorder and much more are discussed as Dean gives us the Science on the episodes and also tells us how his early Trek fandom led him to his current career in Neuroscience and the story of Next Generation alumni, Whoopi Goldberg, buying the rights to his book.

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Credit for our wonderful theme music goes to the incredibly talented, Adam Johnston’s, you can find more of his work at -

Our beautiful artwork was created by Stephen Trumble, see more at

Huge thanks to Russell Honeywell for post production support

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