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July 7, 2021 27 min

Dr. Michael Crawford describes how his career began in Africa, why he studied brain chemistry and his African experience. His discovery of the primary essentiality of DHA to build and maintain the brain. Hear his early learnings, how opportunity, basic science, and 32 species in Uganda answered this question: Why do animals have different size brains? Bonus! You get to hear about his new book, Brain Under Siege, expected fall 2021.

Topics Discussed:
2:10 Introduction to his African experience
6:46 Deep dive into research on brain chemistry
9:20 Discovery of DHA to build and maintain the brain
12:06 What you should know about DHA and the brain
15:26 Sources of DHA and trace elements
18:30 Dr. Crawford's book Brain Under Siege

Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Michael Crawford Bio
1971 paper mentioned
1973 paper mentioned
Energetic and nutritional constraints on infant brain development 

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