The Dana Foundation's Communicating Brain Science Podcast

The Dana Foundation's Communicating Brain Science Podcast

Interviews with people who have a keen interest in communicating brain science or brain-related topics.... Show More

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Nita Farahany, Duke University law and philosophy professor and founding director of Duke Science & Society (scienceandsociety.duke.edu/), discusses what the International Neuroethics Society hopes to accomplish under her watch as its new president, her experience on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (bioethicsarchive.georgetown.edu/pcsbi/about.html), and what it means to be a Duke basketball fan.

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May 19, 2019 25 min

Cognitive neuroscientist Heather Berlin and standup comedian Chuck Nice team to explain the mechanisms in the brain that allows you to think and act spontaneously in your everyday life—or in the spotlight.

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April 22, 2019 20 min

Acclaimed neurosurgeon Neal Kassell, former co-chair of the neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and founder and chair of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, discusses a revolutionary early stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more, and how Joe Biden, John Grisham, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation have showed their support.

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March 8, 2019 24 min

Shannon Odell, who grew up in the sticks of New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn, explains how she juggles writing and starring in Your Brain On [Blank] videos (with millions of accumulated views.) while working towards a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Cornell Weill Medicine. Her web series is produced by Inserve.com and is available at Facebook Watch and shannoncodell.com.

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January 1, 2019 18 min

Meet our new neuroethics columnist Philip M. Boffey, former New York Times Editorial Page deputy editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, who discusses clear science writing and his plans for the column.

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November 27, 2018 69 min

Fresh off his starring role in the Dialogues Lecture at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, jazz legend Pat Metheny discusses music and the brain, his creative process, and what was not covered during the lecture. He is also talks about his evolution as a musician, his mentors, and his views on commercial success and aging.

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April 9, 2018 27 min

The creative force and star of a one-man show talks about integrating hip-hop, humor, and brain research into 70 minutes of entertainment.

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November 1, 2017 27 min

One of the leaders in the effort to organize the first neuroethics conference was Steven E. Hyman, M.D., director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University and the founding president of the International Neuroethics Society. On the 15th anniversary of the conference, “Neuroethics: Mapping the Field,” which took place over two days in May in San Francisco in 2002, we asked Hyman ...

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