- guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 April 2011 00.01 BST
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It's something that's baffled the great minds for hundreds of years.... so it's a pretty ambitious question to tackle as one segment within one podcast... but we give it a bash anyway... the concept of 'the self'. Julian Baggini runs us through the latest thinking in neuropsychology after interviewing the likes of Paul Broks and Daniel Dennett for his new book The Ego Trick.
We introduce a new feature to the show - 'the Hannaford question'. One of our listeners Rob Hannaford wanted us to ask Brian Cox, and all our guests, the following question... 'if you had one question in the world/universe that you could have answered - what would it be?'. It's such a good one, we decided to do it. You'll hear one question every week. This week, Brian Cox asks his.
Nell Boase and Ian Sample join the pod to look at some of their favourite recent science stories. Nell was interested in how researchers are fighting fire with electricity, and Ian tells us about plans to help Japan's nuclear workers using cell transplants.
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