#172 – The Dave and Jerry Show #12: Tweets for Twits?

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What you have here is another session between Jerry Trumbule and me. For the moment, I’ve decided to back off from calling these episodes Shrink Rap Radio LIVE, since we are no longer doing the in the call-in format. So, rejecting the few renaming suggestions I’ve received, I think I like The Dave and Jerry show.

In this episode, we discuss two articles that appeared in the New York Times. The first is from September 7, 2008 and is titled,” Brave New World of Digital Intimacy” and touches upon themes near and dear to the two of us. This leads us to discuss such topics as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. The second article/topic is from the Septemember 5 New York Times and is titled: “For The Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving.” It described groundbreaking brain research on memory and touches upon issues I knew would be relevant to Jerry’s research in the past.

Jerry makes mention of his novel-in-progress, LandLordLand, which you can take a look at here.

A psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.



  1. Rick V.
    Posted September 14, 2008 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    These shows have become my favorites. I agree it”s a good idea to have a focus, some sort of topic to generate conversation. I think you guys should consider discussing epienetics.

  2. Robert Pomfret
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the podcast.

    I love the idea of the military using a target’s mobile phone to home in on them. The only question I have is whether we might all be able to send missiles to the less prestigious nuisances who loudly use their mobile phones on public transport?

    As regards the social networking idea of tracking people’s movements. I suppose if it’s voluntary then fair enough, but I wouldn’t want to live in the fictional dystopia Ben Elton portrays in his recent book – Blind Faith – where privacy is frowned upon and personal events must be available to the public writ large.

  3. Matan
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the show!

    Can you please post a reference to the America-Israeli research you mentioned just near the end of the podcast?

    Thanks, and keep up the good work!

  4. Matan
    Posted June 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Ah! Is this the experiment you mentioned? http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/science/05brain.html

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