Memories, Decision-making, and Motivation
In this Dana Foundation Brain Lecture, hosted by Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Daphna Shohamy dives deep into the human brain to explore the links between memories, decision-making, and motivation.
The Sound Explorer
Northwestern neuroscientist Nina Kraus discusses the effect that music has on brain development and education, her path to research, and sharing science via her lab's extraordinary website.
Podcast with Gérard Karsenty, author of That Feeling in Your Bones
Gérard 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 with Marc Brackett, co-author of Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., co author of our Cerebrum story "Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age," 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.
Managing Your Screen Time
Digital technology has transformed our lives, but all the time we spend on our computers, smartphones, and tablets could be affecting our brains. Just as you manage your money or diet, it's important to manage screen time. One of our videos in partnership with Everwell.
How Psychotherapy Affects the Brain
Psychotherapy, also known as "talk therapy," can help people identify and change harmful thinking and behaviors, and it can produce changes in the brain. One of our videos in partnership with Everwell.
Podcast with Gregory Berns, author of Decoding the Canine Mind
Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D., author of our Cerebrum cover story, “Decoding the Canine Mind,” explains the challenges scanning the brain of a dog, what motivated him to specialize in canine cognition, and more.
Podcast with Lee Alan Dugatkin, author of Jump-Starting Evolution
Lee Alan Dugatkin, Ph.D., coauthor of How to Tame a Fox, discusses his Cerebrum article "Jump-Starting Evolution" and other significant findings since the book was published.
Keeping Fit During COVID-19
How can we stay physically active through this time of isolation? We talk with Dana Alliance member Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D., whose work investigates how aerobic exercise can improve learning, memory, and higher cognitive abilities.
Advocating for Brain Science
Neuroscientist Haung (Ho) Yu, Ph.D., emphasizes the importance of meeting with local representatives and policymakers to talk about the value of brain research and its impact on society. Using his own advocacy for Alzheimer's research as an example, Yu walks us through the steps of having an effective meeting, from how to set up an off...
Connecting Undergrads Through Outreach
Graduate student Samantha White talks about how she used her passion for neuroscience to co-establish the BRAIN-AU (Being Really Awesome in Neuroscience) club at American University. Since its founding in 2017, the club has made great strides in offering neuroscience resources to students on campus and encouraging their involvement in ...
What To Do (and Stop Doing) to Improve Your Brain Health
Successful Aging & Your Brain is now a podcast! We talk with neurologist Matthew Fink about actions we can all take to slash our risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia. One hint: Sleep is a big deal.