Cerebrum

Cerebrum

Cerebrum editor Bill Glovin’s monthly interviews with top neuroscientists who discuss their research-based articles, their personal stories, and how their work has the potential to make a difference in people’s lives. Part of the Dana Foundation’s mission is to educate the public in a responsible manner about research’s potential. Listen to some of these engaging and memorable interviews, read the latest Cerebrum articles, and explore the most complex organ in the human body.

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January 14, 2022 34 min

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai Health Systems and a professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, and pharmaceutical sciences at the Ichan School of Medicine, discussed her Cerebrum magazine cover story, "A Perfect Storm: Covid + Addiction."

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Gina Martin is the founder and director of The Bob and Diane Fund, which honors her parents, Bob and Diane Martin. The couple were high school sweethearts married for nearly 50 years. In 2006, at the age of 65, Diane was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, and she passed away five years later. Bob, her husband, loyal partner, and devoted caregiver, died just three months later. The fund gives an annual grant to a photographer w...

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October 13, 2021 26 min

The job of a magician is to exploit loopholes in the way you process reality. What are the psychological implications of deception? Hear from Daniel Roy, who received a B.S. degree in neurobiology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a professional magician who has performed at the Mirrors Magic Theater in Philadelphia, the Hollywood Magic Castle, and has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us! on national television.

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Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., co-director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about the internal-sense system, largely below our consciousness, that keeps our bodies and brains going.

podcast transcript: on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-barrett

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Dilip V. Jeste, M.D, author and senior associate dean for healthy aging at the University of California, San Diego, talks about his Cerebrum magazine cover story, “Ageism: The Brain Strikes Back."

podcast transcript: on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-jeste

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Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program, examines what spaceflight can teach us about cognitive performance and mental abilities.

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http://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-shelhamer

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Peter Campochiaro, M.D., a clinician and professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience, talks about about strategies to treat macular degeneration, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.

Podcast Transcript

http://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-campochiaro

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Vince Calhoun, author of our Cerebrum story, “The Promise of Big Data Imaging for Mental Health,” discusses his pioneering research and the evolution of a growing field that has enormous potential to have an impact of both mental health and neurodegenerative treatment.

Podcast Transcript: on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-calhoun

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Catherine Woolley, author of our Cerebrum cover story, “His and Hers: Sex Differences in the Brain,” discusses what the research has told us so far and why more research is desperately needed.

Podcast Transcript: on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-woolley

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In this episode, we discuss adolescence, what maturity means to a neuroscientist, and what brain development looks like in the age of Covid-19 with Abigail Baird, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Vassar College and principal investigator of the Laboratory for Adolescent Science. Visit www.theteenspecies.com to follow Baird's research and the latest information on her forthcoming Audible project, all about the teenage brain!

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Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum magazine story “Hear and Now,” discusses his research and policy making role regarding a link between hearing loss, dementia, and cognitive function.

Podcast Transcript: http://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-lin

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Ilina Singh, Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum magazine cover story “Neuroscience for Global Mental Health,” discusses her experience on the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and the NeuroGenE global initiative in psychiatric ethics.

Podcast Transcript: http://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-singh

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Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum story, “That Feeling in Your Bones,” discusses his groundbreaking research regarding osteocalcin, a hormone that triggers a “fight or flight response” and possibly much more.

Podcast Transcript: https://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-karsenty

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Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, talks about his path to the field and how becoming a fifth degree black belt in Aikido and his own experience with therapy has informed his work.

Podcast Transcript: https://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-brackett

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Lee Alan Dugatkin, coauthor of "How to Tame a Fox," discusses his Cerebrum article and other significant findings since the book was published.

Podcast Transcript: https://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-dugatkin

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Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum magazine cover story, “Decoding the Canine Mind,” the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University and “How Dogs Love Us” (New Harvest, 2013), explains the challenges scanning the brain of a dog, what motivated him to specialize in canine cognition, and more.

Podcast Transcript: https://on.dana.org/cerebrum-transcript-berns

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Roger E. Beaty, Ph.D., author of “The Creative Brain” and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity Lab at Pennsylvania State University, discusses how he uses brain imaging and behavioral experiments to examine how creativity works in different contexts and domains.

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Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D., professor and senior vice president of Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, discusses a genetic approach to solving Alzheimer’s disease, plus a promising therapeutic intervention.

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Keely A. Muscatell, Ph.D., author of "Brains, Bodies, and Social Hierarchies" and director of the Social Neuroscience and Health laboratory at the University of North Carolina, discusses new research that ties income and other factors to stress and emotional responses.

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Maheen Mausoof Adamson, Ph.D., a Stanford professor and senior scientific research director for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center in Palo Alto, CA, discusses the neuromodulation field, its potential, and what inspires her research.

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