The ACIT Science Podcast

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The podcast of the Association for Critical and Interdisciplinary Thinking (ACIT). On the ACIT Science Podcast, host Manuel Brenner is having long-form conversations with up-and-coming researchers and seasoned scientists alike: to learn about the ideas they are passionate about, to find out what gets them out of bed every day to face the challenges and frustrations of working at the frontier to the unknown, and to share in some of the most important lessons they have learned in their career.

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Manuel Brenner

Manuel Brenner studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg and is now pursuing his PhD in Theoretical Neuroscience at the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim at the intersection between AI, Neuroscience and Mental Health. He is head of Content Creation for the Association for Critical And Interdisciplinary Thinking, for which he also regularly writes articles. In his free time, he is interested in music, photography, chess, meditation, cooking, traveling, and many other things. Connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-brenner-772261191/


#22: Psychotherapy and Psychedelics with Henrik Jungaberle

Summary Dr. sc. hum. Henrik Jungaberle is the Director of the MIND Foundation and a CEO of OVID. He is a researcher, science entrepreneur, and author in public health, psychedelics, and psychotherapy. In this episode, Henrik Jungaberle speaks with host Manuel Brenner about augmenting psychotherapy with psychedelics, how psychedelic substances can and need to be…

#21: International Criminal Law and Human Rights with Amal Ounali

Summary In this episode, Amal Ounali is joining our host Manuel Brenner for a discussion on international criminal law, European law, how national laws and international laws interact (and sometimes collide), human rights, discrimination, and many more topics. Amal is studying for her Master of Law at the University of Geneva and is currently doing…

#20: (Post) World Music Experimentalism with Rim Jasmin Irscheid

Summary In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Rim Jasmin Irscheid. Rim is a doctoral candidate in the Music Department at King’s College London, working on experimental music and ‘world music’ festival culture in Europe. Her research sits at the boundary between ethnomusicology and sociology. We discuss the controversial history of the term…

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